10 Nov 2013 - John Ryan resigns as DRFC Chairman
The VSC were disappointed to hear that John Ryan had resigned as Chairman of Doncaster Rovers Football Club and from the board of directors.
All VSC Directors, on behalf of our membership, would like to thank John for the great work he has done as club Chairman over the past 15 years, taking the reigns of the club at an incredibly difficult time and steering the club to successes beyond most supporter's wildest dreams . We hope he will continue to show his great support for Doncaster Rovers.
The VSC will continue to work with the Doncaster Rovers FC Board to strengthen the bond between the supporters and the club , continue with campaigns such as In Rovers We Trust and, most of all, make sure the voice of Doncaster Rovers supporters is represented within the club.
15 Oct 2013 - Donate to Chordoma UK
Following the sad news that VSC Member and Forum User Hoolahoop is currently undergoing treatment for Chordoma, the VSC is accepting donations from our members and forum users in aid of Chordoma UK, a charity chosen by Hoola himself.
What is Chordoma?
Chordoma is a rare primary bone cancer, meaning that it arises in bone (rather than spreads to bone).
Why are Chordoma UK raising money for Research?
Treatment options for chordoma are limited. The average survival of patients diagnosed with chordoma is less than 10 years from first diagnosis although for some the course of the disease is longer. Initial diagnosis of chordoma is often difficult as its presenting symptoms can mimic more common musculoskeletal pain or other more common diseases. Research has led to a definitive marker for chordoma, but now further research is needed to use these findings to discover how best to treat patients. There is little funding available for research into this relentless bone cancer mainly because it is relatively rare, occurring in only 1 in 800,000 of the population. Without a focused approach to raising money for research into chordoma, little will change quickly. To find out more about what Chordoma UK please visit: http://chordoma-uk.org/
To donate to Chordoma UK please click the donate button below, log in to your Paypal and simply enter the amount you wish to donate.
The VSC Board are confident they can speak for all VSC members and forum users in wishing Hoola a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with him, his family and his friends at this difficult time.
Ahead of the Blackburn Rovers match, Doncaster Rovers' captain and fan favourite Rob Jones was presented on the pitch with the VSC's Player of the Year trophy for 2012/13. As we all know, Rob led the team to the League One title and turned in a series of commanding performances throughout the season, and this was reflected in his scores in the Man of the Match voting for each game. At the end of the season the votes were all tallied up and Rob had won with a couple of matches to spare!
Rob was presented the trophy by VSC members Dave Wright (left) and Matthew Lamb (right), who were randomly selected from those present at the recent AGM. The VSC would like to thank everyone who voted in the 2012/13 Man of the Match polls.
Please remember to vote for your Man of the Match after every match in the Man of The Match section and help decide who should win the Player of the Year 2013/14
06 Aug 2013 - John Ryan shows his support for Tommorow's Rovers
At the Viking Supporters Co-operative's AGM meeting on Saturday 3rd August, John Ryan proudly showed off one of the youth team shirts that the co-operative's members and users of the Viking Chat forum helped support. Sponsorship of the two youth teams was possible through fans donations via the Tomorrow's Rovers project.
Tomorrow's Rovers aims to help the club fund youth development with the aim of giving the local young players coming through more opportunities, and has been well supported by the fans.
With the club successfully bouncing back to the SkyBet Championship, the vast majority of available funding this year has been directed towards the first team squad, meaning Tomorrows Rovers takes on a new importance for our next generation of home-grown Rovers players.
Please support the project if you can by making a donation, and help our local youngsters realise their potential and become Tomorrow's Rovers.
Simply click the donate button below to donate by Paypal.
26 Jul 2013 - Who's who? Meet Shaun Lockwood
This week, the VSC asked regular forum poster OggyCompton (aka Paul) to kick off a series of interviews to show the human face of the people at the club. Shaun Lockwood, the club's Head of Marketing, was the subject of the first interview and he took some time-out from the build up to the club's Open Evening to speak with Paul.
Click HERE to read the full interview.
Many thanks go to both Paul and Shaun for finding the time to do this.