Hi Mick,Hi Justin,
Can you get on gear and outline some of your plans for next season as well as the culture CC16 wants to bring to active support?
We all mentioned away days, after shaun left I was chatting to the guys from the OSC about it.Interesting that you now note you are looking into organising away day venues when this was something raised by the YA guys and the OSC guys at the meeting we had with the club last night.
Not trying to slam you, but we need to make sure we don’t have 4 different groups mixing up their messages.
· The Club raised the issue of pre-game venues.
Yellow Army mentioned that we have looked at various locations around the place.
CCLC offers the easiest access for people to attend pre-game functions, however the sports bar leaves a lot to desire and the CCLC no longer supports the Mariners.
Bay Rd has been considered, as has the South End Social.
YA stated its intent to host pre-game.
Coastie Crew stated that they intended to go to Iguana Joes and March to the game from there.
· Yellow Army and OSC discussed past and future merchandise, venue suggestions, players, past active support activities and more. (Details are more vague as drinks had been consumed and the pen put down).
Thanks for posting your notes Jimmy, some interesting stuff there.
Awesome - I think this is one of the parts of game day that used to help build active in the early days, when we'd all pile into the Kendall and then go over to the ground... get to have a few beers and a chat before the game and then most people would know each other when they got into the bay.
Did the club say anything about restrictions on merch? Stuff that is a no-go or any general things that are safe to do?
No worries mate.
The club didn't mention any restrictions on selling merch.
We're still under the assumption that there's the ongoing restriction from selling it inside the stadium (as a pop-up shop) which is understandable. Previously (Before Shaun), we've been able to advertise merch outside the stadium on Dane Dr, but not sell it there. This was to protect Rebel Sports interest.
Things might have changed since then, we didn't ask, but we will raise it in future.
Regarding the designs, we try to have our designs not clashing with any official merch, there's no point trying to share the same market, we'll just hurt each others sales
And YA will soon launch a player specific shirt, with the plan for more player specific shirts to follow.
There is a arch happening for the FFA cup. The Coastie Crew will be at "AT Baker Street" from 5:30 onwards.
The march will be departing at 6:55 and we will be making our way up Baker street. Then left onto the pacific highway, going past Bay Road Brewery. And then down Dane drive.
We would love to have everyone there! Everyone is welcome to join in!