Summer Newsround

We may be in the close season, but the Brakes Trust team aren’t taking time off!

A couple of weeks ago we had a stall at Leamington Peace Festival, together with our friends from Co-operative Energy. To promote the club we were handing out fliers for the upcoming Leamington FC Community Fun Day (link) and complimentary tickets for pre-season friendlies.

Andrew Calcutt and Peter Davis at the Peace Festival

Andrew Calcutt and Peter Davis at the Peace Festival

At Whitnash Fun Day we had some fun once again with the Goal Wall. Proving to be popular with youngsters and adults alike, there were over 120 attempts to beat the wall – including a determined effort from our MP, Chris White. (There’s no photographic evidence of this, sadly!). Many thanks to the club for providing the prizes.

Coming-up we’re going to be at Warwickshire Pride on Saturday 4 July (link) and of course the Leamington FC Community Fun Day on Sunday 12 July (link).  We’ll also be at the Lillington Fun Day on Saturday 18 July for what is now an established community event – last year over 1500 people attended. If you fancy helping us out at any of these events, just drop Nick Rogers an email on

Co-operative Energy’s support for Leamington FC and the Brakes Trust continues to be a good evolving partnership, with Co-op Energy providing practical help at our events. (Plus of course it allows them to do a little marketing too). If you haven’t changed energy supplier recently and you come to one of our events they’re at, it’s worth getting a free quote from them. And we still get a £25 donation from them if someone does a dual fuel switch and quotes Brakes Trust.

In other news, the Trust are delighted to have made a further shares purchase in Leamington FC. We have just purchased £1000 worth of shares, which is money largely raised from the wider community. The Trust now holds 375 shares. The ‘Share in Our Club’ scheme (link), launched in 2011 to allow donations to be ringfenced for share purchases, remains in place.

Sadly we’re not running the Citizen of the Year Awards this year, feeling that perhaps the project has run its course. But over 4 years it was an excellent vehicle for community engagement and we’ve made lots of connections as a result. Watch this space for what’s going to replace it.

We don’t have any news yet on the new minibus , but as soon as we do you can be sure that we’ll be telling you about it! We also don’t have any news on the G&T issue or proposed ground move, but we’re aiming to monitor developments.

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We are now starting the membership push for the 2015/16 season, and can confirm that membership costs remain the same at £5 for adults and £2 for juniors. You can renew online HERE

Enjoy the summer!

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