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York City Vice Presidents

The Vice Presidents do a sterling job in fundraising for City and are behind many fundraising events throughout the year, the majority being open to everyone. Members enjoy their own lounge at Bootham Crescent

LATEST:
  1. During the 2017/8 season, the Vice Presidents raised in excess of £30,000 for City. Well done. Money was provided for various objectives, including to the academy for additional essential equipment and to irrigate the training ground's sub soil by drilling holes and filling them with 180 tons of sand to improve irrigation.
  2. A message from Richard Adams (August 2017). During my tenure as Chairman of the York City Vice Presidents, the Group has fund raised throughout each season. The money raised has always been directed towards specific projects or requirements of the football club. Over the years we have seen the money raised used to improve the facilities at the Wiggington Road training ground, irrigation schemes and equipment used at the club. The aim of the Vice Presidents has always been to assist the Chairman and the Board of Directors financially from our fundraising. Over the period I have been Chairman, we have raised over £275K. The membership run the very successful ‘200 Club’ through the season, Golden Goal on match days, organise a Christmas Hamper Raffle and hold an Annual Dinner towards the end of each season. Over the last couple of seasons the Vice Presidents have also tried to work closely with the Supporters Trust and the various supporters groups. Last season (2016/7) the East Riding Minstermen made a very generous donation to our cause and this has been added to our overall fundraising for last season. Like all the supporters of our great club we owe so much financially to our Chairman, Jason McGill, who has kept our club ‘alive’ through very difficult times and what seems to be never ending, the delay in our move to the new Community Stadium at Monks Cross. Thanks to him and his company, JM Packaging, we find ourselves in a position to kick-off the new season with real hope. Thank you, Mr Chairman, we owe you so much. Following our great Wembley win I had a brief conversation with our manager Gary Mills. During the conversation he mentioned Pre-Season and how he would like to take the squad away as a ‘bonding exercise’, but it may be a problem financially for the club. I circulated my fellow VPs with a proposal to use part of the money we raised last season to fund their four days in Leicestershire. The response was unanimous to the money being used for the squad’s pre-season bonding exercise. I approached the club with an offer to fund the away trip and I am delighted to say they accepted our offer. The membership believes this is an ideal way of showing our support for the Club and the management team. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the forthcoming season, one that hopefully will see us return to the National League in 2018-19.
  3. Sporting director Dave Penney has thanked (May 25, 2018) the Vice Presidents for a significant financial contribution towards pitch improvements at the club's training ground and equipment for the Academy. The Vice-Presidents have also agreed to pay for the acquisition of over 100 luxury bath towels which will be used by the club's players next season. Penney said, "I want to say a big thank you to the Vice Presidents for their latest generous contribution to the club. It's a massive help financially and enables the club to proceed with much needed improvement work at Wigginton Road." Richard Adams, club director and chairman of the Vice Presidents, said: "The VPs raise substantial funds for the club every season and are always happy to support special projects as and when they are required. We consulted with our members before making this donation and there was unanimous support for all three ventures."

NOW: 200 Club - 2018/9 membership is £30 for the season. It gives entry into 4 regular draws during the season, each offering a £100 first prize (plus smaller prizes). 2017/8 saw 207 members who shared over £1,900 in prizes whilst raising £4,310 for City. Already for 2018/9, there are 210 members. There will be over £2,000 in prizes across 4 draws and over £4,000 will be donated to the club. OPEN TO ALL. First draw Saturday: 3rd November, with prizes of £100, £75, £50, £25 and a bonus prize of £200.

Our Aim: As supporters of York City, Vice Presidents membership seeks to support and promote York City Football Club and to raise additional funds for the club.

Annually, York City Vice Presidents are able to present the Club with a substantial donation. As a group, our aim is to raise money through various fund raising schemes / events - all the money raised goes to the Football Club and and is normally directed to a particular cause or requirement of the Club.

The funds are donated to a specific target or requirement, often nominated by City's manager, one that is out of reach of normal club budget. Therefore, the donation really does make a difference.

Recently, we have donated money to be used for improvements and development at the Wiggington Road training ground and more recently provided a donation to purchase the GPS Trackers used in training and during games.

Although numerically a small group (34 members in November 2018), many possess specialist skills which help the club. They run a series of events throughout the year that are open to everyone. 40 people attended their pre match lunch in November 2018, the 200 Club has over 200 members (raising £4,500 in 2018/9) and the Golf Day attracts around 100 participants. Annually they donate around £40,000 to YCFC.

We need success for our great Club – we want to get behind them and be that extra man on the field.

Membership: We are a group of individuals, who are supporters of York City Football Club – we like most, are ‘season ticket holders’, we pay a slightly higher price for our tickets for which we receive hospitality. This is no different to groups taking hospitality in the sponsor boxes, the only difference is we do it week in, week out. Our membership / season tickets help the Club’s finances enormously.

Vice Presidents are nominated or enquire about the position - the individuals are then invited by the Chairman / Board to become members.

The roll of a Vice President is not only to enjoy the football success, but also to play a part in stabilising the club’s position through fund raising. The Vice Presidents are recognised as an integral part of the club and therefore their conduct should be in a manner expected by their position within the Club. Each Vice President has a seat in the Directors Box and is therefore mixing with the away directors on match day.

The cost of VP membership is £850 per season which includes full match day hospitality.

200 Club: Membership of the “200 Club” is open to all supporters. Membership payment is split - two thirds to York City Football Club – one third in prizes. In recent seasons, membership has exceeded expectations leading to regular bonus prizes and additional funds for the club.
  1. Each member will pay £30 per season to join the ‘200 Club’ - this is paid annually, if possible by standing order to the York City Vice Presidents, a mandate is available on request from Richard Adams.
  2. Each member is allocated a number for the season.
  3. There is a minimum of four prize draws during the season – if we achieve a similar membership as the last 3 years, 2 bonus prizes will be added in the second and fourth draws.
  4. Each draw consists of four or five prizes.
  5. The prizes depend on the membership - more members, bigger prizes.

Membership has steadily increased. In the 2017-8 season, the "200 Club" had over 200 members and raised over £4,200 for our club. In the 2016-7 season, there were 193 members (£1,800 in prizes) and during the 2015-6 season, 166 members raised £3,460 for our club.

Some recent results:

The first draw of the 2018/9 season took place on November 3 and was drawn by Graeme Crawford, a guuest of the VPs.

  1. Bonus prize (£200): Peter Crack
  2. 1st Prize (£100): Steve Mapplebeck
  3. 2nd Prize (£75): Doreen Hardgrave
  4. 3rd Prize (£50): Nathan Chalk
  5. 4th Prize (£25): Isla Skinner

Congratulations to the winners and my thanks to all members for their support and contribution - Richard Adams

Membership is open to everyone at just £30 a season. Payments can by:

  1. Cheques made payable to “YCVP – (Ref: 200 Club)” and sent to Richard Adams, c/o York City Football Club
  2. Bank transfer (ideally annual mandate): A/C No 40293190 and Sort Code 09-06-66 with reference “YCVP (Ref: 200 Club)”
  3. Cash to Richard Adams

2018 Golf Day:

York City's annual Golf Day took place on Juy 17 2018 at Forest Park Golf Club, Stockton-on-the-Forest. Manager Martin Gray and his squad played alongside City supporters at the event which is organised annually by the Vice-Presidents and raises significant funds for the club. The organising committee for the Golf Day hailed the event as a 'great success' and expressed thanks to Elcocks of York who were the main sponsors of the event for a fourth consecutive year. The committee also thanked the event's other sponsors: Arnold Laver, Colenso, Garbutt & Elliott, Harrogate Spring Water, The Helmsley Group, Hethertons, Monks Cross Tiles, Stabler Textiles, Streamline Taxis, Think Colour, The Victoria (Cattal), Dr Ron Wagner-Wright (USA), The Williams Family (California), York City Vice-Presidents, and Yorvik Windscreens. Results: 1st: Helmsley Group York 95; 2nd Happy Wanderers 93 (on count back); 3rd Ambulancemen 93; 4th Otley Boys 92; 5th Team of Two Hats 89. On receiving the trophy, Ged thanked the organisers for an 'excellent, well-organised' event, all the sponsors on the day, Forest Park Golf Club for hosting the event and he made a special mention to the ‘Green Keepers’ who produced fast running fairways and superb putting greens fit for any championship. Ged also confirmed Helmsley Group would be back next year to defend the trophy, their team included City defender Daniel Parslow playing as a guest alongside Ged Keary (team captain), David Hextall, and Nick Lawn.

A total of 88 people, paying £40 each for 18 holes of golf and a 3 course meal, took part. The day was a great success and raised over £6,000 for the Football Club.

Richard Adams thanked the main sponsor for the event, Elcocks of York who supported the event for a fourth year with family representatives participating on the day. The event was supported by both manager, Martin Gray and the full squad of players, many participating in the event.

The organising committee had secured a major sponsorship deal for the event from Elcocks Of York, this forms part of their continual support for the football club and the now well established annual golfing event. Elcocks Ltd was established in 1971 to help service professional tradespeople in Yorkshire needing a greater level of choice and service for their power tools and equipment than existed at the time. The philosophy was simple and still guides the business today. The family business, with members of the second and third generation of the founder’s family still actively involved in the day to day running of the company, has depots in Goole and Driffield and their head office is in York. Andrew Elcock said: "As a company we have supported York City with ground advertising and participated at the last three previous golf days, however, last year we were offered the chance to be the main sponsor. We worked closely with the Committee and Pike Hills Golf Club to guarantee a successful and enjoyable day for all those participating at the event. Sponsoring the event was an honour to be associated with York City Football Club and was beneficial in the promotion to our company locally and therefore we are delighted to continue as sponsors for this year’s event."

Meanwhile, the Vice Presidents have supported York City for many years raising significant funds every year for the club.

Email YCFC Golf for details.

Pre Match Meals: As part of our fund raising, we organise ‘Pre-Match Meals’ through the season attended by our members and guests. The meal includes a main course followed by a desert plus cheese and biscuits. The wine is selected by our resident Sommelier, Gordon Gildener and is sponsored by one of the members. The meals are held once a month during the season and open to all but places are limited by the size of our venue.

Dates and menus are available on request from Richard Adams

Christmas Hamper Raffle: A Christmas Hamper Raffle is usually held annually and has proved to be very successful, in 2015, it netted £1,700 in profit. Items for the hampers were donated by members to produce a luxury hamper, plus three smaller hampers. We also obtained hampers from M&S, John Lewis and ASDA. Raffle tickets are sold by members but any assistance would be appreciated. Subsequent years have seen similar amounts raised.

Upcoming Events:
  • 2018/9 200 Club: First draw was November 3rd
  • 2018 Christmas Hamper Draw
  • Pre Match Meals: Throughout the season. Next one is December 22nd. The meals are held in the Vice Presidents Suite – the Minster Room, sitting down at 1pm. The cost is just £20 for a 3 course meal, including wine. Guests and non members are most welcome to join the Vice Presidents to sample the delights of the club's caterer before joining the rest of us to cheer on City. Contact Richard Adams.
Contact: For any queries about the York City Vice Presidents please email Richard Adams.
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200 Club past winners include:
  • April 20th 2018 (Drawn by Dave Penney): Bonus prize (£200): Brian Kenny / 1st Prize (£100): Joe Hardgrave / 2nd Prize (£75): Nigel Wallbank / 3rd Prize (£50): / Judith Elcock / 4th Prize (£25): Geoff Metcalfe
  • February 24th 2018 (Drawn by Tim Lawrence, a guest of the Vice Presidents): Bonus prize (£100): Stephen Harker / 1st Prize (£100): Patrick Crowley / 2nd Prize (£75): Stephen Crockford / 3rd Prize (£50): Chris Allen / 4th Prize (£25): Andrew Laver
  • December 23rd 2017 (Drawn by Robert Havercroft, Bootham Crescent stadium announcer): Bonus prize (£200): Tony Precious / Bonus prize (£200): Peter Crack / 1st Prize (£100): Graham Blythe / 2nd Prize (£75): Ann Burgess / 3rd Prize (£50): Jeffery Yoward / 4th Prize (£25): Patricia Grant
  • December 17th 2016 (Drawn by Sue Mills and Victoria Caskey): Bonus prize (£200): Alma Player / Bonus prize (£200): Brian Kenny / 1st Prize (£100): Bernard Wilkinson / 2nd Prize (£75): Aiden Chalk / 3rd Prize (£50): Neil Barnes / 4th Prize (£25): Philip Duffey
  • October 22nd 2016 (Drawn by Sue Mills): 1st Prize (£100): Andrew Laver / 2nd Prize (£75): Josh Wallbank-Scales / 3rd Prize (£50): Philip Beck / 4th Prize (£25): Jenny Skinner
  • April 30th 2016: Bonus Prize (£200): Adele Walker / 1st Prize (£100): Jim Ferguson / 2nd Prize (£75): Steve Grayson / 3rd Prize (£50): Brian Purves / 4th Prize (£25): David Elcock Jnr
The 2017 York City Golf Day was a great success and fund raiser for the football club. It was held on Monday 9th October 2017 at the Forest Park Golf Club at Stockton-on-the-Forest with Elcocks Ltd of York as the main sponsor of the day. The day consisted of an 18 hole tournament (shotgun start) with 5 team prizes plus 3 nearest the pin prizes, including an Audi TT for the weekend (courtesy of York Audi). Golf was followed by dinner, prize presentations and an auction of sporting items.
The 2016 York City Golf Day took place on Yorkshire Day, 1st August 2016 at Forest Park Golf Club, Stockton-on-the-Forest and as previous events was a great success with 22 teams competing with over £6,000 raised for club funds. Thanks are due to Elcocks of York for their sponsorship of the event for the second year, their ongoing support is much appreciated by the Club. Jackie McNamara, his management team and a number of players were joined by teams of club supporters and individuals competing for the prizes and trophy on offer. There was also a guest appearance by the ex-Newcastle United and England Manager, Steve McClaren. 1st place was won by Neil Ferguson’s ‘Bobbie’s Flip Flops’. York Audi sponsored nearest the pin on the 16th hole with the offer of an Audi TT for the weekend, this was won by Fred Beckley playing in the Hardstaff team. The top 5 places were filled by 1st Place: ‘Bobbie’s Flip Flops’ – Captained by Neil Ferguson; 2nd Place: ‘The Slingers’ – Captained by Malcolm Slinger; 3rd Place: ‘North Yorkshire Ambulance’ – Captained by Tim Amer; 4th Place: ‘Bellends’ – Captained by Steve Bell and >5th Place: ‘Filey on Tour’ - Captained by Adi Hammond. The organising committee would like to thank all the sponsors on the day and all those who took time out to participate and look forward to seeing you at next year’s event. A week earlier Nick Theobald outbid everyone to be Jackie McNamara's assistant manager for the Doncaster friendly game. Many thanks are due to Nick and all the underbidders for making the event a success. Read More. Personally, I'd had little interaction with the VPs until one matchday late in the season when I was invited into their lounge before a game. I was pleasantly surprised by the cross range of VPs (some stalwarts of The Roof Appeal) and found them all to be very supportive of my York City Quiz Book.
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