In the last year or so there has been a lot of discussion across all levels of Football about the need and viability of continuing to have printed match day programmes available to purchase at games, and with this being the digital era many clubs, including several in our league, have stopped producing printed programmes in favour of having a programme available to download via the internet.
Here at Barnstaple Town Football Club we are big believers that clubs should have printed programmes available to buy, we feel it’s an important communication tool to keep supporters in touch with all aspects of the club they love, especially as a lot of supporters don’t use the internet, and it keeps an old British Football tradition alive, they are collectable, a souvenir, and very informative.
I the editor, and my contributors, spend a lot of time getting each edition together, so it is always nice when an edition sells out, but it is a shame when somebody misses out when they do sell out, on the other hand it is frustrating when there are lots left over, it’s a minefield trying to get in the correct quantity. This is where the idea for ‘Barum Programme Club’ comes in.
The idea is that, if you are someone who would like a programme for every home game, you pay in advance for the games ahead, at a slightly discounted rate as an incentive, and this will guarantee that there will be a programme put aside for you for every home game, even if you are not attending, then upon arrival at the ground the programme seller will have yours ready for you in a separate bucket to the ones on general sale, if you cannot attend a game I, the editor, will put your programme aside for you to collect at the next game.
Obviously we are out of the FA Cup, and we don’t know if we will have a home tie in any of the remaining cups, so for the moment this will cover the remaining 2018/19 home league games.
Interested? there are 17 home league games remaining, so 17 programmes, for which we will charge you £30, not a huge saving, but if the programme club proves to be worthwhile over the remainder of this season, we can look at improving upon it from the start of the next season.
For anybody who lives away from North Devon, or is unable to attend games, posting of programmes can be arranged, at a cost of £1 per edition.
If you would like to take advantage of the Barum Programme Club, please see myself, Daniel, if you don’t already know me you can ask any club official who will point you in my direction, and I can get you added to my list, and you can help us to help you.
For those who cannot attend games, I can also be contacted on 07399 075864, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org