We now only have 8 seats remaining on the coach for Barnet on Saturday - please contact us if you want to book on.
Thanks to all supporters that have contributed to the “Player Sponsorship” – we have now collected over £200 and have agreed to sponsor Panutche Camara’s away shirt as the club received an offer to sponsor his home shirt. We are still hoping to receive more donations as we have agreed to sponsor another available player’s away shirt. We are well on the way to doing that, so please keep the donations coming in. The club are very grateful for what we have done and are doing.
Congratulations to Josh Yerworth’s on his new 3-year deal with the club and Dannie Bulman’s 300th appearance for the Red Devils and also Glenn Morris on his 50th - not birthday, appearances.
GH Christmas Party
We are going to organise our Annual Christmas meal - it’s likely to be on Saturday 8th December, after the Mansfield match (both the 15th & 22nd we are away) – hopefully at the Black Swan again as last season – if you are interested in joining us for the evening then let us know – we will have the 3 course Christmas celebration menu which is £25.00 per head. Last year we have 32 join us and it was a good evening’s entertainment.
Tuesday 3rd October - Portsmouth – away in the Checkatrade Trophy – Kick off 7.45pm – we will only run transport to this game should there be the demand - either a coach or minibus – please can you let me know if you are interested in travelling to this game – departing at 5.00pm and the cost would be £20 for a coach and £15.00 if we take a minibus. We will decide after the Carlisle game at the end of the month if anything transport will be provided.
Update on the Morecambe Overnight trip – Saturday 7th October – We have booked the initial 16 rooms (27 travelling so far) – we can still get rooms at the hotel if you decide to book on – if you haven’t been on one of our overnight trips then give it a go.
We do have a good time and not having to rush back after the game we have a relaxing cheap evening in Morecambe, you will be surprised with the cost of food and drinks, much cheaper than down south. We usually end up with some comical banter with the locals. You can also if you want have your photo taken with the Eric Morecambe statue on the sea front – with your Crawley Scarf on him. We have always stayed in the Clifton Hotel in Morecambe, the owners have made us very welcome every time we go, it’s a maze of rooms, if you find yours first time then you are very lucky – we have been visiting this hotel for 10 years now and we still get lost. On the plus side, it has a bar and games room in the basement - which we all know the way to that.
It is an early start on the Saturday morning, departing the stadium at 6.00am. We will have a couple of short breaks on route, M6 Toll and Lancaster Services (if early), hope to arrive at the hotel for midday where we will book into the rooms – the Globe Arena is about a 10-minute walk from the hotel and there are a couple of pubs you can use on the way. The cost for the weekend is Adults £65.00 and under 16’s sharing £50.00 – this includes B & B, Travel. We depart on Sunday at 9.30am after breakfast for the trip home. We will need a £30.00 deposit when booking, those who haven’t paid the deposit yet please do as soon as possible.
For this match, we will not be providing a “there and back” in a day transport.
Grimsby Town – Saturday 14th October – we depart from the Stadium at 7.00am and the cost is £20.00 for all travelling on the coach – we have organised a buffet at the Red Hart in Blyth (Worksop) on route. We will also have a short coffee/comfort break at Peterborough Services – at about 9.30 – we aim to be at the Red Hart for 11.30am and leave at about 1.00pm for the ground about an hour’s travel. We are using Premier Travel, who we used last season to Crewe and Plymouth. Please contact either me or Patrick via Twitter/Facebook to book on – we will only be taking the one coach to this game.
Lincoln City - Saturday 28th October – we depart from the Stadium at 8.00am and the cost is £20.00 for all travelling on the coach – we have organised a buffet on route, The Tally Ho is on the A15 just south of Sleaford, so no slight detour of the route. Speaking to the Landlord Sean, he is a Lincoln City supporter- which will add to the visit. As with Grimsby, we will also have a short coffee/comfort break at Peterborough Services – at about 10.00 – we aim to be at the Tally Ho for midday and leave at about 1.45pm for the ground about half an hour’s travel. Again, we are using Premier Travel for this match. This is our first visit to Lincoln City, they were relegated as we were promoted to the football league, and finally got back into the league this season.
We are taking bookings for all the above matches – please contact either me or Patrick to book on or see us in Redz at any home match.
From the football club
Coffee Morning in Redz Bar – Friday 29th September.
The event will take place from 11am until 1pm and the players will be in attendance! After raising over £700 with the event last year, we’re aiming to surpass that mark this time around with your help!
The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan's biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. The charity asks people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone the scheme raised £25 million.
The entire playing squad will be making an appearance during the morning at the event - providing fans with the chance to meet the players the day before the home game with Carlisle United on Saturday.