As lease holders of the stadium we sub-let to the football club and Berwick Bandits Speedway. We are responsible for having the correct agreements in place and making sure those agreements are adhered to! The maintenance and upkeep for the stadium is our responsibility. The Supporters’ Club are the majority shareholders of Berwick Rangers Football Club and as such play an important role in the day-to-day running of the football club. We organise and run the Weekly Scheme and the half-time draw on match days.
During the 2013-2014 season alone, we gave over forty-two thousand pounds to Berwick Rangers Football Club through funds raised in the following ways:
- The Weekly Scheme
- Fundraising events (Including Race Nights & Meet the Manager events)
- Membership fees
- Stadium rental fees
We were also active in promoting and supporting football club run fundraising events such as Ladies Day, Champagne Breakfast, Travel Package Deals to away games and Sponsor Attraction Schemes.
We made considerable contributions towards the new toilet block at the Ducket area, new water system, Verty drain machine repairs, sills/guttering/roof repairs of main building, stand and ducket, signage outside main building (new logo and lettering) and turnstiles. An order was also placed to purchase another 160 seats in order to complete the Seat Replacement Project – completed in Summer 2014.
We are also indebted to many individuals and businesses who give their time, their equipment and their advice – from the loan of machinery to the builders, painters, joiners, plumbers and electricians who ensure Shielfield Park is fit for purpose, and the volunteers who turn up every week, to operate the turnstiles, sell the half-time tickets and steward the fans. All very important roles carried out by Supporters’ Club members and volunteers.
Our members’ opinions are always welcomed and considered – evidence of this is through the increase in our membership each year, the support we are shown at our fundraising events and the feedback we, and the football club, receive from letters and emails.
We also welcomed visitors from some of our Branches – the Borders, the Australian, the German, London and South East and Warminster Branch. Each branch has their own page on our website giving a brief introduction and their interest in Berwick Rangers. We welcome their support and are honoured that they chose us as their team to support.