Letter From The Chairman
To our loyal supporters …
I can only start with a massive thank you to every single one of you for your support. For me, securing our Super League status again is a watershed moment and draws a line in the sand from 2016. We got relegated, pulled together as one, secured Super League status and now, more importantly, have retained our place against all the odds.
Whilst it was a nervy ride in the Super 8s, we did finish joint top so that should not be under estimated, the promoted club is always at a massive disadvantage with recruitment, a situation this season which has been compounded with a big injury list. But securing Super League safety for another year and changes to the league structure mean me, Tim Sheens and the board can put together longer term plans that will finally see us reach our full potential as a club and fulfil our dreams.
Whilst Tim is taking care of on-field plans, and we’ve announced some new faces already, off the field there’s lots of exciting things happening too. Our fantastic new Retail & Ticketing Fan Experience Store is now open at KCOM Craven Park and I’m sure you’ll agree it looks fantastic. It’s modern, ambitious and fresh … something we need to try and replicate across the club if we are going to stay relevant and attract that next generation of support.
The new scoreboard/screen didn’t arrive in time for the end of this season but will be here for the start of 2019 and we’re adding some exciting new benefits to reward your loyalty as a member.
Before I move on to the specifics of 2019 memberships for you, I want to mention how much of a big role you can play in the future of the club. Not only do we rely on your support as members, as well as with retail, Lottery and other areas, but you are our biggest advocates. With that in mind we are launching the ‘Ultimate Red Army Challenge’.
I’ve made no secret of the fact I want to see this club become sustainable and compete at the top end of the table. To do that we need to rally around everyone we know, whether it’s on social media, at work, in the pub, wherever, and tell them about how great this club is.
Your positivity and buzz around the club will echo further afield and can make a big impact on sales. I want to see us top 6,000 members for the first time in nearly ten years and go even further. If we reached 6,500 members it would be an all-time high and allow us to push on to where we want to be. It’s got to be a collective effort, from club staff, players, fans and sponsors, but why not?! If we reach 6,000 every member at our opening league game will receive a free drink, if we hit 6,500 every member will receive a free drink plus an exclusive 2019 member scarf!
The 2019 theme and campaign is #RedArmy, for me there’s nothing more powerful than when everyone at this club is pulling together in one direction, we’ve seen that in the last two years. When the fans and club are united, and we turn KCOM Craven Park into a cauldron, we can be an unstoppable force. It’s time to unite, rally round the troops and prepare to kick on into battle.
On to 2019 memberships, here’s the top line information you need:
- We are delighted to announce another price freeze for Rovers Forever existing and new members.
- Once again Rovers Forever members don’t need to do anything to renew their membership, just sit back and relax, we’ll take care of everything.
- We’ve simplified the price categories into three easy to understand tiers, adults, concessions & 19 -21s, plus under-18s.
- Membership cards will also become colour coded as we clamp down on misuse from a small number of ‘supporters’.
Rovers Forever really is the easiest and simplest way to support the club, it’s not just a monthly payment scheme. Fans can also set-up to pay an annual price through the scheme and save money versus the usual in store ‘cash’ price.
The pricing structure has been adjusted accordingly to encourage fans to use this method. Plus, every member who is in the scheme by 5pm on Saturday, 20th October will pick-up an extra free gift and receive a personalised and engraved Rovers Forever dog tag.
There’s a lot to digest on the membership section of hullkr.co.uk so all that’s left for me to say is thanks again for all your support in 2018. Now let’s kick on and start 2019 with a massive Red Army following behind the club.
2019 memberships are on sale from 9am this Friday. Fans not already a member of Rovers Forever can sign-up online now here.