Due to the lack of home games in December the VSC board have elected to hold the AGM on January 2nd 2017, to be held prior to the Stevenage game. It will be held in the Belle Vue Bar at 11am.
We are also looking for voluntary directors to step forward and nominate themselves. Anyone who fancies helping out over the 12 months please make your self known either on the forum, by PM or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The VSC Board of Directors
First League Game: Sat 6th August - Accrington Stanley (A)
2015/16 League 2 Fixture List
The financial statements up to the 30th June 2015 for Patienceform Ltd (the trading name of DRFC) have been completed and were passed to the Viking Supporters Co-Operative for analysis, the results of which can be downloaded here: https://www.drfc-vsc.co.uk/files/2015_Patienceform_Accounts.pdf
The accounts demonstrate an expected change in the relationship between Patienceform and Club Doncaster. As is common knowledge, the Club Doncaster brand aims to improve and enhance the business of DRFC as a whole by generating more revenue and shared efficiencies across Doncaster’s sporting clubs. This is further demonstrated in the provision of the loan from Club Doncaster to Patienceform.
It is anticipated that the future ownership of Patienceform will move to Club Doncaster in the near future. This will tie the two together in a parent-subsidiary relationship. There are many benefits to the club of this including an increase in revenue and cashflow, vital for both business and footballing growth (in relation to salary caps etc). At this point it is anticipated that a favourable restructure of all held loans will be commenced.
Overall the financial situation of the club is in line with expectations. As ever the club relies heavily on financial backing from the owners in order to retain the key figure of going concern.
Joint Statement from Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club, the Viking Supporters Co-operative and the Doncaster Rovers Supporters Group regarding Bradford City's ticket pricing for this weekend's game.
Earlier in the season Doncaster Rovers and Bradford City made a commitment to a reciprocal pricing agreement to encourage both home and away fans to attend the fixtures when the two teams meet. Doncaster Rovers reduced the tickets for the Bradford City home game to £15 earlier in the season and this was very successful, with 8410 supporters attending, including over 2,000 Bantams fans.
We have now been informed that Bradford City will not be doing the same in the coming fixture at Valley Parade next week and will charge Doncaster Rovers fans full price.
This is wholly unacceptable to ALL the recognised supporter groups of Doncaster Rovers; the Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club, the Viking Supporters Co-operative and the Doncaster Rovers Supporters Group.
Bradford City are a football club who received praise from many fans of other clubs for their radical approach to Season Ticket pricing and making football more accessible. On this occasion they are failing supporters.
Our away support has been nothing short of fantastic this season and it's no secret that away fans often get the short end of the stick in terms of treatment from some clubs - we are proud to support a club that opposes the trend and it's a shame that Bradford City don't share the vision to treat us as equals.
We urge fans to join in with a peaceful protest on the day of the game. We believe that as a body of fans we should make our feelings known that this isn't an acceptable way to treat supporters. Anyone who is interested in joining us are welcome to attend an open meeting on Wednesday at 7PM at the Staff Of Life pub, Waterdale, Doncaster, where we will discuss our plans for the game.
13 Jan 2016 - Shirt Design Competition 2016/17
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Doncaster Rovers today launched their kit design competition for the 2016/17 season. Supporters are asked to create their shirt designs and submit them to the club before the deadline of 5PM on 21st January 2016, so a pretty tight deadline.
You can either email your designs to email@example.com or drop them in at the Keepmoat Stadium. Template files for supporters to use can be downloaded from HERE or if you prefer you can simply draw the design yourself.
The designs will be shortlisted prior to the Meet The Owners event on 5th February 2016, where details of the new kit provider and the 5 home and 5 away designs chosen to go to public vote will be revealed.
So, get your shirt-designing hats on and the best of luck!
11 Dec 2015 - Stoke FA Cup pricing deal announced!
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The club have today announced ticket pricing details for the Emirates FA Cup round three clash with Stoke City, and it's great news for supporters!
The match, to be played at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday 9th January 2016, has been priced at just £15 for an adult ticket, with junior fans tickets starting at just £1. The full ticket prices for all categories are :
This is the first time the two teams have met since the Rovers beat Stoke 3-1 in the League Cup in 1960, and the Premier League outfit will surely send a strong side to contest a place in the Round 4 draw.
Tickets go on sale from Monday for season ticket holders with their seats held until 31st December. Alliance members will also be able to buy from Monday, and have priority until 20th December.
Supporters with a ticket for the Scunthorpe home game can buy from 21st December, with general sale commencing on 28th December.
07 Dec 2015 - Viking Supporters Co-operative Statement - Ejection
December 07, 2015, 10:53:00 AM Print
As supporters may be aware, there was an incident during the last home match with Chesterfield which resulted in VSC Secretary Martin O'Hara being ejected from the stadium.
The trust is delighted to be able to inform supporters that the club have apologised to Martin for this action, having conducted an investigation and found that he did nothing to warrant this outcome. Both the trust and Martin as an individual would like to thank the club for reaching the correct decision.
Furthermore, this incident has opened the way for a very productive debate with the club around stewarding standards and the important role stewards play in both supporter safety and customer service. Many stewards in the stadium deliver their matchday role to a very high standard, and this is regularly recognised and commented upon by supporters, but what this incident has highlighted is that there is always room for improvement. The Football Supporters Federation will be assisting the club to become a leader in positive matchday stewarding and help ensure supporters are treated both fairly and consistently through this approach.
The trust recognises this as a very positive step for the benefit of all supporters attending matches at the Keepmoat Stadium.
10 Nov 2015 - Join YOUR supporters trust
November 10, 2015, 01:14:00 PM Print
Over the past 12 months the Viking Supporters Co-operative have been working hard on our members behalf to work towards our aims & objectives and improve the overall match-day experience for all Rovers fans.
We also have regular communication with the club through several channels to make sure our members questions and opinions are heard.
(for our achievements over the last 12 months click "Read More" below)
Of course simply having a functional supporters trust is a good thing for any football club, even when things at the club seem rosy, yet we still want to do more -
more for our members, more for our local community, and more for our club.
We would like to invite you to join YOUR supporters trust now for just £12. That's less than 1 bag of chips a month!
Simply click here to join now using your debit card or PayPal account.
Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you at the AGM on the 21st November! (click here for more info).
Rovers Till We Die,
Viking Supporters Co-operative
On Saturday if James Coppinger plays he will break the Rovers all-time appearance record with his 469th appearance. To celebrate this milestone the Black Bank will be clapping on the 26th minute for 1 minute and we are fully behind this great idea - let's raise the roof together and show Copps what he means to all DRFC fans!