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The TrustSTFC and Official Supporters Club (OSC) recently learnt of the magnificent achievement of Club Safety Officer/Steward Douglas Coombs in that he has clocked up an impressive 56 years’ service to the football club as initially a steward starting in 1964, and having retired recently as a club safety manager in Nov 2020. One of the significant achievements that Doug achieved in the mid 80s was that of setting up and running the match day control room as well as many other initiatives over this period. Doug over the years was also responsible for looking after the VIP guests visiting the ground and has met famous faces such as George Best to name just one.
Both supporter groups were extremely disappointed to learn that there was no formal club recognition of Doug’s huge efforts and dedication to the club over these years and have therefore decided to honour Doug and thank him for all his hard work by presenting him with both a Town Hero trophy/award and Paolo Di Canio picture, as this was his favourite Swindon manager over the period he was involved with the club. Shown in the attached picture is Doug receiving his award and picture from James Spencer and Hannah Cinch at the County Ground.
On receiving the award Doug commented: “I am absolutely delighted with the award and picture for which I greatly appreciate the support of the TrustSTFC and Official Supporters Club in taking the time to recognize my efforts, all I wanted was a thank you from the club but unfortunately that wasn’t forthcoming”.
Both supporter groups would like to go on record and thank Doug for all his dedication and hard work over those 56 years, and wish him and his family a very happy Christmas and new year.
James Spencer (TrustSTFC Board Member), Hannah Clinch (Official Supporters Club and TrustSTFC board member)
Ahead of the festive period, we’ve teamed up with STFC Community Foundation to provide
Christmas parcels to 100 vulnerable fans. A group of volunteers from both the Foundation
and OSC have lined up to make deliveries in Swindon on Tuesday 22nd December.
We originally tried to send out traditional Christmas dinners, but this proved impossible,
so instead they have got a package of Christmas treats and some goodies that we are sure will
bring a little relief to these testing times.
On the same evening the Foundation will be running a Q&A with management and staff
from STFC, and they’ll have a short, fun pub quiz to test out the fans on all things STFC,
once again using the Zoom annual subscription that the OSC purchased for the
Finally, (for this calendar year!) we’ve run another live online quiz over on our online quiz over on our Facebook page. This is free for everyone to watch you don’t need a Facebook account to view the videos or to take part in the quiz.
All our members were recently entered, free of charge, into a members-only raffle, for one of three Christmas hampers.
The Christmas hampers contain various goodies to get you in the festive spirit- from biscuits and chocolates to soaps and wine, we hope our winners enjoy them!
The winners are as follows:
1st Prize – Sandy Munroe
2nd Prize – Carl Payne
3rd Prize – Chris Lapham
Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time, there’ll be more chances to win before the end of the season!
We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.
STFC OSC Committee
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At our recent AGM we confirmed two committee members that had joined us during the last year (Steve Richmond and Tim Keen); re-confirmed the reelection of Mark Thatcher as a committee member and accepted the resignation of Sally Carter.
Marc Walters confirmed he did not want to stand for reelection.
Before lockdown 2.0 we were also putting up fans’ flags on the Stratton Bank, to show the players our support while we can’t be in the ground. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered from the OSC, GWReds and Trust STFC to help with this!
To the left is a picture of Pete, Hannah, Mark and Jay Collett, who were out hanging flags on a VERY wet and windy Saturday, before the visit of Hull City.
If anyone has a flag that they’d like us to hang out for the next home game that we are allowed in the ground, please get in touch!
We are delighted to be sponsoring Tyler Smith for the 2020/21 campaign! This is because of the returning of he previous goalkeepers.
Welcome to STFC and fingers crossed you can aid us to promotion this year!
We then hosted our usual End-of-season Awards virtually, with Eoin Doyle and Anthony Grant scooping two awards each. At this event we were happy to be joined by representatives of SAS Travel, the STFC Disables Supporters Club and the Swindon Advertiser, who all presented their awards too.
Stephen talks to Vic about his time with Liverpool, Bradford City, that night at The Valley and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.
The true STFC legend joins Vic on a whistle-stop tour of his STFC playing days; as well as regrets and his time as manager of the club.
Stefani joins us from his porch in sunny California to talk through his love for STFC; his footballing philosophy and that potential move to the team down the A420.
Vic is joined by representatives of the Official Supporters Club; the Disabled Supporters Club; SAS Travel and the Swindon Advertiser who present their awards. Vic then interviews the award winners and tried to find out if their future is at STFC.
Super Sammy Parkin joins Vic and talks about how much he loved his song being sung; his career post-STFC and the gap between League Two and League One.
Vic is joined by a true Swindon Town FC legend, Ooooh! Shaun Taylor
Vic is joined by our former Assistant Manager, who reveals his enduring love for STFC!
Captain Dion Conroy & fellow centre-back Tom Broadbent join Vic on the sofa
Stand-up comedian and Swindon Town fan Ivo Graham will join Vic and Hannah on the sofa on Monday 8th June, to talk all things STFC and more!
The gaffer will join us on Friday, 5th June to discuss both his playing career and his foray into management, both at Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town
Click the button below to watch the full interview with Lee
Click the button below to watch the full interview with Charlie
To keep you entertained during these strange times, both Anna T and Vic Morgan have written articles for us. You can find them in our new Articles section.
If this has inspired you to write something, send it into us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you may end up being our latest contributor!
For Saturday's visit of Forest Green Rovers to the County Ground, three Swindon Town Supporters Groups have joined forces to colour the ground RED and WHITE when the teams walk out onto the pitch at 14:55!
The aim of this 'Tifo' is to energise the County Ground faithful ahead of another crucial game in Town's League 2 promotion bid (or dare we say title chase?).
Let's make it another brilliant home game to remember for Richie Wellens' men!
This has been jointly organised and funded by all three supporter groups and we hope you like it and have a great day supporting the boys!
We all love our dancing and mischievous Rockin' Robin mascot at Swindon Town home games where he brings great pleasure to Town fans, especially the Junior Robins, with his dancing and engagement with fans.
Rockin' Robin has been dreadfully missed the last few home games and there is a reason for him not showing off his dancing during this period.
No, he hasn’t flown away to mate for the winter or run off with his girlfriend to get married; simply the suit he wears has unfortunately fallen apart and is now unusable and unrepairable.
The current suit is over 7 years old and has been looking its age recently and prior to Christmas it finally fell apart.
The TrustSTFC and The Official Supporters Club therefore contacted the club and offered and agreed to jointly fund the purchase of a brand new suit for our very own mascot.
The new suit design, largely in line with the current suit is shown above and has one new major addition to it; that being the design includes the ability for us to add the home shirt to the outfit each season for the Robin to be current and on brand for that season.
We are delighted with the new suit and we are all looking forward to seeing Rockin' at the next home game.
The Trust and OSC would like to thank Danny Lee from the club for all his support and help in getting the new suit project over the line.
STFC Trust and Official Supporters Club.
Please contact either James Spencer at the TrustSTFC or Hannah Clinch at the Official Supporters Club for further details.
James Spencer from the TrustSTFC and Hannah Clinch from the OSC, commented below on the project and new suit:
James said “We all felt that at the TrustSTFC we wanted to ensure our Swindon mascot was looking sharp and had a new suit to delight all his fans so we agreed with the Official Supporters Club that we would jointly fund a new suit for him, this is a significant investment for both sides but we really felt passionate that we wanted to do this to ensure Rockin was looking his best for his dance routines, we are delighted with the outcome”.
Hannah added “All of us at the Official Supporters Club had agreed that Rockin’ Robin has been looking a little worse for wear recently, so we’re pleased to have been able to join forces with TrustSTFC to fund a new suit to get him back out on the pitch, where he belongs! We hope you all like the new suit as much as we do! “
For our final home game of last season, which
would have seen us face Leyton Orient, we had
purchased all eleven mascot packages and
gave fans over the age of 60 the opportunity to
apply to be one of our lucky eleven!
All 11 mascots were chosen, notified, and there
bios & photos were with the club, for publication
on the final programme of the season. We were
all really excited to see them both in hospitality
and on the pitch before the final game.
As this final game was lost, we’ll be looking to re-schedule this event once we can all return
safely to the County Ground. We realize that we could not cater for everyone nominated,
but we do plan to run this event again, once we know when fans will return to the stadium.
We are pleased to announce that we are now the official sponsors of the "away" shirt for Swindon Town Women FC.
As part of this sponsorship all members now get FREE entry to all STWFC home games, which are played at Cinder Lane, the home of Fairford Town FC.
We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring The Loathed Stranger podcasts until the end of the 2020/21 season!
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out their podcasts for exclusive interviews about all things STFC!