THURSDAY 26TH APRIL - IMPORTANT PRE-AGM FEEDBACK REQUEST
Due to the extremely high level of both "end of this season" and "start of next season" Supporters Club admin work currently being needed to be finalised prior to both the AGM and the commencement of the new season, the date of the AGM is yet to be finalised. A date during late May is anticipated, with a free drink and a free draw for a certificated signed ball for members attending, and a free draw for a certificated signed shirt for those members renewing their HDCSC & Chelsea memberships within the soon to be decided timescale. A confirmation text will be sent out as soon as possible.
The trialling of Season 2017/18's updated HDCSC Loyalty Points system has raised two main issues, therefore prior to the AGM agenda being set it is important that members please text Mark B back asap with a simple "YES" or "NO" response to the following proposed changes to the HDCSC Club Rules for next season.
PROPOSED CHANGE 1 ... is that IF the club is intending to run club travel to matches (home or away) in the form of a club subsidised mini bus or coach, then IN CASES WHERE THE CLUB RECEIVES A REDUCED ALLOCATION members purchasing tickets through the club will subsequently receive priority on the club's ticket order if they are requesting inclusion on club travel.
The main reason for this is that whenever possible the provision of subsidised travel to & from matches should be an important benefit of being a member of an official Supporters Club (in order to help anyone who misses out though, as people know from experience I will always do everything I can to obtain match tickets for members who are wanting to attend a match). .
PROPOSED CHANGE 2 ... is that (with the exception of ST Holders' x19 PL home games for which STs will receive an assumed 47 HDCSC Loyalty Points throughout the season as if they had purchased their PL home match tickets through the Supporters Club) only match tickets purchased through the "Supporters Club" ticket order will thereby gain "Supporters Club" loyalty points.
This will obviously not affect Members' and ST's "Chelsea" Loyalty Points totals for tickets that they may wish to purchase online outside of a Supporters Club ticket order. Apart from situations whereby the club's reduced allocation would benefit from the club instead purchasing some high pointed members' tickets for them online, it would be incorrect to continue to reward "external" ticket purchases with "internal" loyalty points (as members choosing to instead purchase their tickets externally then leads to the club receiving fewer tickets in the event of a reduced allocation). HDCSC Loyalty Points will naturally still be received though from such "club loyalty" aspects as raffle tickets, meeting attendances, etc..
It is important for members to be aware that :
(i) For matches sold on Loyalty Points, high pointed members (be they STs or TBs) will still be assured of obtaining match tickets online outside of the HDCSC ticket order on merit anyway, and
(ii) Where at all possible, minibus or coach club travel will be organised to provide a travel option for members living outside of the Hastings area.
In summary then, if you could please text Mark B back asap (but before Tuesday 1st May) with a single straightforward "YES" or "NO" response to the above proposed change to the HDCSC Club Rules for next season then that would be very much appreciated. Naturally for the purpose of transparency the voting results will be published upon the website following the voting closure deadline..
It is important to ensure that there is no ambiguity and that members have every opportunity to affect changes to the running of the Supporters Club as they see fit. With this in mind prior to the setting of the AGM agenda, it is only fair to relay to members that from a personal perspective due to my considering these changes to be a necessarily fair and reasonable inclusion to the running of an official Supporters Club, for the benefit of any members who may prefer a change in leadership (and as I need to know that the work that is being put in for the club's benefit is actually what the majority of members want to receive from their membership and involvement with the supporters club) then in the event of a majority "no" vote - or even in the absence of a majority "yes" vote - prior to the forthcoming AGM I will subsequently stand down from the stewardship of and membership of the Supporters Club.
Thank you in advance for your valued involvement and feedback everyone,
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL - NEWCASTLE AWAY TICKET ALLOCATION
HDCSC will receive 13 of the 19 match tickets that it ordered for the Newcastle Away game. Could all the below 13 successful members please confirm back to Mark B asap but before 8pm this evening that they would still like to be included amongst the top 13 and thereby receive a match ticket. Also if the below 6 unsuccessful members could please confirm that they would still like to go if they could, then I look for a way to try and source those 6 people with match tickets outside of the HDCSC ticket order.
THURS 6TH APRIL - LIVERPOOL HOME TICKET ORDER UPDATE
The Liverpool Home fixture move has now been confirmed for Sunday 6th May, 4:30pm k/o. In the event of HDCSC receiving a reduced allocation tickets will be allocated on merit to members as per the below current HDCSC Loyalty Points totals. As this is a Category AA game, tickets will be sold on loyalty points, so members will therefore need a minimum of 20 points to be included on the Supporters Club ticket order (which all of the below original members have).
The original ticket order list is below, but if anyone on the below list now cannot make the new date and would instead like to receive a refund of their original ticket payment, then please let Mark B know ASAP but by Noon on Saturday 7th April (i.e. tomorrow) at the latest. (HDCSC received all of the below 18 tickets that it requested, so if anyone would like to be newly added to the list then feel free to ask ... but as no new additions to the total of 18 are allowed, then any new additions will only be possible as replacements for any of the below members should they withdraw from the ticket order).
WEDS 5TH APRIL - HUDDERSFIELD HOME TICKET UPDATE
The Huddersfield Town Home fixture has now been confirmed for Weds 9th May, 7:45pm k/o. As this will now be the last home game of the season, tickets will be sold on loyalty points and members will therefore need a minimum of 20 points to be included on the Supporters Club ticket order.
The original ticket order list is below, but if anyone would like to be newly added to the ticket order (or removed from the order in order to then receive a refund) then please let Mark B know ASAP but by Noon on Saturday 7th April at the latest.
Similarly, should you wish to be either newly added to - or removed from - the NEWCASTLE AWAY TICKET ORDER that is being submitted this weekend then please let Mark B know by the same Noon 7th April deadline.
TUESDAY 3RD APRIL - As part of Chelsea FC's ongoing Say No to Anti-Semitism campaign, HDCSC Committee Members Jim Kennett & Mark Barfoot recently attended a presentation at CFC given by Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE. A summary video of the event is viewable via this link to the Chelsea website.
THURSDAY 22ND MARCH - FA CUP SEMI FINAL vs SOUTHAMPTON (WEMBLEY) 22nd April 3pm k/o.
Please text Mark B back ASAP but BEFORE NOON SUNDAY 25TH MARCH if you would like to be included on the Supporters Club ticket order. Please note the following six points as follows ....
(1) For HDCSC members' benefit we will look to make this the end of season FREE 49 seater coach trip from Hastings to Wembley, going via a Polegate Services pickup. This free coach provision will be dependent upon demand & ticket allocation, but with 400 tickets to be shared between all Platinum Clubs and the opposition being Southampton then it is quite likely that all those members wishing to obtain a match ticket will get one. So to justify the free coach we'll then just need to ensure that there are enough people wanting to use the free coach in order to justify running one.
(2) Supporters Clubs will likely be allocated Category B tickets, which are £65 for Adults, with a £10 discount (thus £55) for Seniors & Juniors.
(3) The match will be sold on loyalty points, so in order to be included on the Supporters Club order all STs will need to have a minimum of 62 CFC Loyalty Points, and all True Blue Members will need to have a minimum of 20 CFC Loyalty Points. Your current CFC Loyalty Points can be viewed by clicking here.
(4) With other ticket Categories A, C & D being priced at £80, £45 & £35 respectively (prior to any £10 Concession discount), if you would prefer to purchase a different ticket category outside of the Supporters Club ticket order then you will be able to do so when they go on sale online depending upon your number of CFC Loyalty Points (although please be aware that the number of loyalty points required outside of the Supporters Club order will be significantly higher and the price category you desire may have sold out before you have a chance to purchase). If you choose to purchase your match ticket outside of the Supporters Club order, then as an HDCSC member you will still be able to use the free club coach ... although priority will naturally be given to those on the Supporters Club ticket order.
(5) If you are an ST or Member with high loyalty points, and/or would not wish to take advantage of the prospective free club coach, then for the benefit of your fellow members please still include yourself on the HDCSC ticket order if you intend to use your match ticket to attend the game yourself ... because if the Supporters Club order is over-subscribed then members with high loyalty points who are otherwise certain of instead being able to obtain tickets online can then be removed from the original Supporters Club ticket order in order to ensure that the remaining members with less loyalty points will have more chance of receiving a match ticket from the Supporters Club ticket order and they would then be able to use the free club coach.
(6) SO IN SUMMARY .. please text Mark B back ASAP but BEFORE NOON ON SUNDAY 25th indicating ...
(a) If you would like a match ticket, and
(b) Whether or not you would like a seat on a free club coach if we ran one.
It is appreciated that all ticket payments may not be able to be received before Sunday's noon deadline, but as all Supporters Club ticket orders for this match are non-refundable then please appreciate that if you have indicated that you would like a match ticket through the Supporters Club ticket order then if you dropped out after Sunday's noon deadline then your ticket monies would still be due to HDCSC regardless.
Thanks in advance everyone, and ideally with everyone's support we can make this a successful and fun end of season coach trip that sets us up for a return to Wembley for the Cup Final.
TUESDAY 20TH MARCH - INVITE TO MEMBERS TO ATTEND A CHELSEA FC EVENT ON TUESDAY 27TH MARCH.
PLEASE TEXT MARK B BACK ASAP, BUT BEFORE NOON TOMORROW, IF WANTING TO ATTEND. (Depending upon demand and resulting spaces allowed, a free minibus may be provided to run from Hastings).
HDCSC has received the following invitation from CFC ..... "As part of the Club's ongoing Say No To Antisemitism campaign, and following a request at the last fans’ meeting on the
subject in January, the Club is hosting a Holocaust survivor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 27th March to meet supporters’ groups. The Club is delighted that Mala Tribich MBE has agreed to join us
to share her experiences, followed by a question and answer session.
The event will be held in the Champions Club, which is located by the Chelsea Health Club from 6pm to 8pm with space for 100 people. The Club would like to invite members of Supporters Clubs and fan groups to the event. Food and a drink will be provided."
FRIDAY 16TH MARCH - SOUTHAMPTON AWAY TICKET ALLOCATION
The Southampton Away ticket order was very highly oversubscribed from Supporters Clubs, so HDCSC only received 18 of the 50 tickets we asked for. As per the current rules these will be the 18 on the order who have the most HDCSC Loyalty Points and who have paid their ticket monies as requested. Unfortunately this means that a running a free club coach for just the few members within the top 18 who wanted to use club travel will now not be viable, so some alternative form of end of season benefit will be arranged.
So that those members who missed out can instead try and buy their own tickets when they go on sale online to ST Holders on Monday 19th March, and to Members on Monday 26th March, refunds have now been made to the bank accounts of everyone who was unsuccessful. With final ticket prices now confirmed as being £20 for Adults & Seniors, £18 for U18s and £12 for U11s ... refunds have now also been made to everyone's bank account of the difference between the final ticket cost and what they paid at the meeting. Click here to view any monies still outstanding.
Below is the full list of the 50 Members on the original ticket order, with the top 18 highlighted in green.
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY - APRIL FIXTURE CHANGES
The April fixture changes made for TV can be viewed here ...
If you put your name down on the original West Ham Home ticket order for the Saturday, but now can't make the game due to it being moved to the Sunday, please let Mark B know so that you can be removed from the ticket order. (p.s. you can't be newly added to the order if you didn't ask to be included on the original order).
TUESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY - BARCELONA AWAY TICKET UPDATE
50 tickets are allocated to be shared amongst all Platinum Supporters Clubs for Euro Away games, and this allocation has been significantly oversubscribed. As a result, of the 11 people who originally requested tickets through the club order ... HDCSC will receive 3 tickets. The below table indicates members listed in order of the number of HDCSC Loyalty Points that they have, and monies have now been Bacs refunded back to the bank accounts of those who are not in the top three and will therefore need their ticket monies to instead purchase their own tickets themselves online when they go on sale to members as from this Thursday 15th February.
The completed declaration forms have now been emailed back to each of the below 6 members in green who missed the HDCSC cut, so that each person can use these to accompany their own online ticket purchase with CFC.
Please be assured that with CFC having received an allocation of 4,823 tickets you will have no problem with being able to purchase your own ticket through CFC as it is virtually certain that tickets will not sell out ... although with travel arrangements having been made and paid for, for your own peace of mind I would perhaps recommend purchasing your tickets on or as soon after Tuesday 15th February as possible.
MONDAY 12TH FEBRUARY PLEASE SEE BELOW UPDATE ONLY RECEIVED FROM CFC THIS MORNING REGARDING A CHELSEA LEGENDS MATCH. APOLOGIES FOR THE SHORT NOTICE BUT TICKET ORDER REQUESTS THEREFORE NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY MARK B BEFORE NOON TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY (I.E. TOMORROW) PLEASE.
Chelsea Legends v Inter Forever
Friday 18 May 2018
Kick-off 7:45pm (80 minute match in the result of a draw the match will go to penalties)
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce a special legends match against Inter Forever at Stamford Bridge on Friday 18 May. Bringing together members of Chelsea’s triple trophy-winning team of 1998 with a collection of Inter’s finest players from the recent past, Stamford Bridge will welcome back the likes of Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Wise and player-manager Gianluca Vialla
All proceeds from the game will go to the Chelsea Foundation
Applications for Supporters Club orders for the above fixture can be submitted from now until the deadline of tomorrow Tuesday 13 February 5pm GMT.
As usual, once the seats have been reserved, you will receive a reservation email detailing seating allocations and total amount due. Clubs paying by card must send their card details in a separate email at the same time their order email has been submitted.
We request payment in full within 5 days once your reservation email has been sent.
Concessions Junior/ Senior £10
18th JANUARY - UPDATE RE NEWCASTLE FAC (H), CRYSTAL PALACE (H) & MAN UTD (A) TICKET ORDERS ... & XMAS RAFFLE OUTCOME
(i) Ticket monies are now payable for the Newcastle FA Cup home match, and have been added to the Monies Owing Page. All members please view this page and sort any monies that are due to HDCSC for both this and other matches.
(ii) If you would like to be added to the HDCSC ticket orders for either the Crystal Palace home match (Saturday 10th March 3pm k/o), or the Manchester Utd away match (Sunday 25th February, 2:05pm k/o) ... then if you text Mark B back before NOON this SUNDAY 21st JANUARY you will then have the opportunity of being added to the ticket order.
(ii) A big thank you to all those members who supported the club by purchasing tickets for the HDCSC Xmas Raffle that was held at the last meeting. After a the £115 purchasing of raffle prizes, the net total figure raised will be £547. This will be shared equally with £273.50 therefore being re-invested into the club to provide additional future membership benefits for members, and £273.50 being presented to our local charity St Michael's Hospice. It has been previously relayed at meetings throughout the year that members' support of the Xmas Raffle will be recognised on an internal loyalty basis .... and as a result 6 loyalty points has been added to the HDCSC internal loyalty point totals of all those who purchased raffle tickets or kindly contributed prizes.
12th JANUARY - IMPORTANT TICKET ORDERING UPDATE RE POTENTIAL 4th Rd tie vs NEWCASTLE that will now take place on SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY, 1:30PM KICK OFF.
If you would like to either be added to the ticket order for this match that was taken at the last meeting, or alternatively taken off the order now that the game has been moved for TV, the deadline for submitting Supporters Club ticket orders to Mark B is THIS SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY at NOON. No payments will be needed until after the replay vs Norwich has taken place. If requesting to be newly added to the order, please remember to state your two stand choices and whether inclusion on a club minibus would be requested. .
11th JANUARY - REMINDER TO MEMBERS RE CORRECT USE OF MATCH TICKETS ISSUED THROUGH THE SUPPORTERS CLUB
The below email from Chelsea to all Supporters Clubs Secretaries is a reminder to members as to the correct use of match tickets that - as per the HDCSC rules that all members agree to when joining each season - must then adhere to when using tickets that they have obtained on a preferential basis through a Supporters Club ticket order. We as a club do not currently have a problem with the below requirements, due to HDCSC members being aware that non-adherence to the below indicated requirements will lead to immediate withdrawal of their membership. However for the avoidance of doubt, members may find it useful to familiarise themselves with the contents of the below email that has been sent to all official Chelsea Supporters Club Secretaries ...
I am writing to you in light of recent issues with some Supporters Club ticket collections. As you are aware, TICKETS ORDERED THROUGH THE SUPPORTERS CLUB ALLOCATION ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE so as a result could we please ask clubs to follow the below procedure:
For clarification any ticket collected from Stamford Bridge ordered through the supporters club allocation will need to be collected by each individual member with their valid photo ID. If there is a family group collecting tickets, all members must be present on collection. We will not allow tickets to be collected in groups by one family member.
We will allow the club secretary to collect all the club tickets on behalf of their club, then it is up to the secretary to distribute to their members as they are responsible to allocate each ticket to the correct member.
If a club has been selected for individual members collection, the secretary will not be allowed to collect tickets on behalf of their members and all tickets must be collected on the day of the game with the required photo ID.
Could we please ask you to remind your members that tickets purchased through the Supporters Club allocation are non-transferable, THEY ARE FOR THE SOLE MEMBERS USE ONLY. If you have a member who is not able to attend a HOME match and another member of your club can attend, we will swap the ticket over to the new member as long as we are in receipt of the ticket/s in accordance with the 48 hour returns policy or we can refund their ticket as the same 48 hour rule applies. AWAY MATCH TICKETS ONCE ORDERED ARE NOT RETURNABLE.
Also any member who has purchased a ticket through the supporters club allocation for home or away matches cannot nominate another person to collect on their behalf.
As always, these measures are taken to ensure that tickets purchased through the supporters clubs allocation are distributed and used in the correct manner.
Hope this helps ... thanks everyone! :-)
9th JANUARY - IMPORTANT UPDATE PRIOR TO TONIGHT'S MEETING
(i) Re: Arsenal Away CC Semi Final, HDCSC will receive a reduced allocation of 26 tickets. A list of those members who made the cut as of today's HDCSC Loyalty Points position can be viewed on the Arsenal CC Semi Final Away Ticket Collection page.
(ii) Re: Norwich City FA Cup Replay Home, all members who applied will receive tickets. A list of each member's match ticket seat number can be viewed on the Norwich FA Cup Home Ticket Collection page. Please note that there is currently no 17 seater available from Crusader to book for club travel, alternative options are being looked into but because of this members may need to make their own travel arrangements.
(iii) Re potential FA Cup 4th round home tie vs Newcastle Utd w/e 26th to 29th January, ticket orders (but no payments) will be taken at tonight's meeting in preparation for a ticket order being needed should we win next Wednesday's replay against Norwich.
(iv) Re Watford Away, HDCSC will receive all the tickets it ordered for the Watford Away game on Monday 5th February.
(v) Re Monies Outstanding, could any members not attending tonight's meeting please ensure that they settle any outstanding monies that are still owing to HDCSC.
(vi) Re tonight's Xmas Raffle, for those on the list of members who are yet to buy their HDCSC raffle tickets ... tickets will be available to purchase before the start of the meeting this evening before we do the raffle draw.
Thanks everyone, see you this evening!
8th JANUARY - IMPORTANT TICKET ORDERING UPDATE FOR NORWICH CITY FA CUP REPLAY
The FA Cup 3rd Round Replay at home to Norwich has now been moved to WEDS 17th JANUARY, 7:45PM K/0 as it will be shown live on BBC One.
HDCSC now needs to resubmit an amended order to CFC by early tomorrow morning if any amendments are being requested, which means that any request from members to be either withdrawn from, or added to, the ticket order need to be texted to Mark B by 10pm TONIGHT AT THE LATEST PLEASE.
8th JANUARY - UPDATE PRIOR TO TOMORROW'S MONTHLY MEETING & XMAS RAFFLE (TUESDAY 9th JANUARY, 7PM FOR 7:30PM START)
(i) To thank everyone for their support throughout the year there will be a FREE DRINK of your choice available from the Bar for every member attending.
(ii) Ticket orders and payments will be taken at the meeting for (a) Manchester United Away, Sunday 25th February 2:05pm. (This match will be moved if we reach the Carabao Cup Final), (b) Manchester City Away, Saturday 3rd March. (This game's date & k/o time is subject to change for TV), and (c) Barcelona CL Away, Wednesday 14th March.
(iii) Tickets will be handed out for the following games... (a) Arsenal Carabao Cup Home, (b) Leicester Home, and (c) Brighton Away.
(iv) Last minute Xmas Raffle tickets will be on sale tomorrow night for members who are yet to purchase any, but it would be very helpful if you could text Mark B asap but by noon tomorrow at the latest with any new requests so that Lou can then have your tickets prepared and ready for the draw.
Thanks for your support everyone :-)
5th JANUARY - IMPORTANT TICKET ORDERING DETAILS SHOULD A REPLAY BE NEEDED AFTER TOMORROW'S GAME vs NORWICH
If a replay is needed, this will take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 16th January at 7:45pm (this is subject to change if selected for TV coverage), and due to a very short turnaround time orders for tickets would then need to be received NO LATER THAN NOON ON SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY.
Please do not submit provisional orders before we know if a replay will be needed, but instead wait until after tomorrow's result.
If there is a replay then text Mark B before Noon this Sunday indicating
(i) the match your texting about,
(ii) your two Stand Choices, and
(iii) whether or not you would like to use club travel if a minibus was running.
So your text should very simply read something similar to the following ..."Norwich Replay, MHL or SL, No Travel".
Please note that the Shed End would NOT be available for this fixture, and ticket prices would be £30 for Adults, and £15 for Seniors & Juniors.
So in summary, no orders please before we know if a replay will be needed ... but if it is then orders will need to be received by Noon on this coming Sunday 7th January.
Thanks everyone :-)
4th JANUARY - TICKET ORDERING UPDATE RE ARSENAL AWAY CARABAO CUP SEMI FINAL, WEDS 24TH JANUARY 8PM K/O ...
Please text Mark B back ASAP PLEASE but by noon on this coming Sunday 7th January at the latest if you would like to be included on the ticket order for the Arsenal Carabao Cup Away Semi Final.
Please indicate whether or not you would want club travel if numbers interested makes this possible (i.e. club coach or minibus).
Ticket prices are £10 Adults, £5 Seniors & £5 Juniors. The game will be sold on loyalty points, so to be included on the ticket order Members will need to currently have 20 CFC loyalty points, and Season Ticket Holders will need to currently have 62 CFC loyalty points.
Thanks everyone :-)
31st DECEMBER - IMPORTANT GENERAL NEWS & TICKET UPDATE
The next Monthly Meeting will be on Tuesday 9th January at HUSSC, 7pm for a 7:30pm start ... and to thank everyone for their support throughout the year there will be a FREE DRINK of your choice available from the Bar for every member attending.
(i) At the meeting, ticket orders and payments will be taken for the following four games:
(a) Arsenal CC Away Semi Final Weds 24th Jan (unless orders need to be submitted to CFC before the next meeting, in which case a club text will be sent out accordingly). In anticipation of demand for this midweek fixture, a 17 seater minibus has been provisionally booked for this game.
(b) Manchester United Away, Sunday 25th February 2:05pm. (This match will be moved if we reach the Carabao Cup Final).
(c) Manchester City Away, Saturday 3rd March. (This game's date & k/o time is subject to change for TV).
(d) Barcelona CL Away, Wednesday 14th March.
(ii) The annual HDCSC Xmas Raffle will also be held at the meeting, If you're a member who has not yet either purchased, or indicated your intention to purchase, your raffle tickets then please text Mark B asap but well before the meeting date so that you can be taken off the list of people whose raffle ticket requests remain outstanding. Monies raised will be shared equally between (a) the generation of funds for increased future re-investment into subsidised HDCSC club benefits and events, and (b) the club's local charity St Michael's Hospice. Amongst others, the prizes will include ...
* Signed & Certificated Shirt
* Signed & Certificated Ball
* Stadium & Museum Tour Special Presentation Package for Two
* Match Ticket to a game of your choice
* Chelsea books signed by the authors & ex Chelsea players
* Bottles of spirits, champagne and more ...
(iii) Please view the Monies Outstanding Page, and sort any monies still due, as due to everyone's Christmas cash flow pressures allowances have understandably been made for the time of year - but with CFC needing to already having been paid for tickets that some members have yet to pay for, any individual monies due will now need to be cleared asap and prior to inclusion on any future match ticket orders.
Please also remember that if you have originally put down for wanting club travel that you are yet to pay for (but that based upon your request HDCSC has already booked & subsequently budgeted for per person ... i.e. most recently the 49 seater club coach to Norwich Away that is already being heavily subsidised by HDCSC) then please remember that as per Rule 2.8 your travel monies are still due if you have later chosen not to take up your travel place.
(iv) Ticket Collection details for all upcoming matches, including your ticket's individual seat number details, can now be viewed via the new Ticket Collection Page that will be regularly updated on the HDCSC website.
A Very Happy New Year everyone, and a big thank you for being a supportive member of HDCSC throughout 2017!
22ND DECEMBER - IMPORTANT TICKET ORDER AMENDMENT REQUESTS DUE TO CHANGES TO THREE MATCHES IN FEBRUARY
(i) If you would like to either be removed from, or added to, the ticket order for the home game vs WBA that has now been moved to Monday 12th February 8pm k/o, then please text Mark B to let him know BEFORE NOON SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER.
(ii) If you would like to either be removed from, or added to, the ticket order for the away game vs WATFORD that has now been moved to Monday 5th February 8pm k/o, then once again please text Mark B to let him know BEFORE NOON SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER. If adding yourself to the order, please indicate whether you would like a place on the intended minibus. (Should either club be involved in an FA Cup fourth-round replay, this match will move to Sunday 4 February at 12 noon).
(iii) The away game vs Man Utd has been moved to Sunday 25th February 2:05pm (unless we are in the Carabao Cup Final which is scheduled for the same date). Ticket orders for this match will be taken at the next meeting in January ... the exact date of which is still to be confirmed.
22ND DECEMBER - NORWICH AWAY FA CUP COACH TRAVEL FOR SATURDAY 6TH JANUARY
A 49 seater coach will leave from Eastbourne Rail Station at 09:30am, with a Bexhill pick up location tbc before picking up from Hastings Rail Station at 10:15am. There will be 33 people on the coach (so two-thirds full) which should arrive in Norwich at approximately 3pm ready for the 5:30pm k/o. To keep return travel costs down to just £20 for Adults and £10 for Juniors the Club will subsidise the remaining third of the coach cost. Monies due are shown on the Monies Owing page, so please make payments for this by Bacs to HDCSC asap .... and match tickets will be issued on the coach.
21ST DECEMBER - TICKET ORDERING UPDATE RE ARSENAL HOME CARABAO CUP SEMI FINAL, WEDS 10TH JANUARY 8PM K/O ...
Please text Mark B back ASAP but by noon on Monday 25th December at the latest if you would like to be included on the ticket order for the Arsenal Carabao Cup Home Semi Final.
Once again people, please indicate:
(i) Your Two Stand Choices, and
(ii) Whether or not you would want club travel if numbers interested makes this possible (i.e. minibus, coach or just catching the same train for cheaper tickets).
Ticket prices are £25 Adults, £12 Seniors & £12 Juniors. To be included on the ticket order Members will need to currently have 20 CFC loyalty points, and Season Ticket Holders will need to currently have 62 CFC loyalty points.
Thanks everyone :-)
19TH DECEMBER - TICKET ORDERING UPDATE RE BARCELONA HOME GAME ...
Please text Mark B back ASAP but by noon on Thursday 28th December at the latest if you would like to be included on the ticket order for the Barcelona Home game.
Once again please indicate:
(i) Your Two Stand Choices, and
(ii) Whether or not you would want club travel if numbers interested makes this possible (i.e. minibus, coach or just catching the same train for cheaper tickets).
Whilst the message is getting through to most people, this time if anyone (as many still do) just texts back with a "put me down for a Barcelona ticket" without providing the above requested info ... then please don't complain if this time you're left off the ticket order because not answering the above two simple questions then triples the amount of time needed to spend sorting and actioning all the text replies, which wouldn't otherwise be necessary.
You have one text to send people, so please make it correct, otherwise I potentially have over 100 follow up texts to send out asking for further details. With three matches taking place before this deadline, and with match tickets having to be sorted for nine other games ... the sooner people can let me know the better please.
As we now know that this will be a Category A game, the ticket prices can be viewed by clicking here. Please Bacs the correct monies to HDCSC's account before the 28th December noon deadline, and there is no need to add the extra £1 as that only applies to each of the 19 Home PL games.
Just for info as an example, here below is the email that is received from Chelsea prior to such a ticket order request ....
Chelsea v FC Barcelona
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Kick-off 7:45 pm GMT
Applications for Supporters Club orders for the above fixture can be submitted from Friday 22 December until the extended deadline of Friday 29 December 12pm GMT.
This fixture will be sold on a Loyalty Points basis to Platinum and Gold Supporters Clubs only and will be capped at 500 tickets maximum. We are expecting high demand for this fixture and if allocations are finalised on a percentage basis, all clubs will be allowed the 24 hours period to confirm their final orders.
The Loyalty Point requirement is as follows:
UK Members 20 Points or more, Europe/ROW Members 10 Points or more.
Tickets are priced at the Category A level for this fixture."
Thanks everyone :-)
15TH DECEMBER 2017 - IMPORTANT NORWICH CITY AWAY FA CUP TICKET UPDATE ...
Following our having received 28 of the 49 tickets that we originally asked for, a further 8 were secured online today to bring the total obtained to 36. However this means that there are unfortunately still 13 members who have not been successful in obtaining match tickets.
The names in black on the below list shows the top 28 members on the ticket order in order of merit (i.e. the number of HDCSC Loyalty Points that they had at the time of ordering), and as previously advised these 28 will therefore receive a ticket through the Supporters Club order.
An additional 8 tickets were today obtained online for the names in green on the list. These were obtained in no particular order, as naturally every attempt was being made at the time to simply try and secure as many of the 21 that the club was after as possible - it is just unfortunate that the extreme demand led to it not being possible to obtain any more than 8..
Whilst every best endeavour was made to obtain as many extra non HDCSC tickets as possible both online and by phone, as the demand for these tickets was extreme the 13 names listed in red on the list (in purely alphabetical order) have unfortunately not been successful in obtaining a match ticket.
Every effort will be made to try and obtain additional tickets from outside of the supporters club should we hear of any spares becoming available, but in the meantime if any of those who missed out do manage to obtain a spare ticket from elsewhere then please let Mark B know so that he'll know to stop looking for you.
Any refund monies subsequently owed have now been Bacs'd back to member's bank accounts, and the monies owing sheet has now been updated so that anyone who hasn't yet paid for the full amount of their tickets can be aware of the exact amounts owing.
8th December 2017 - NORWICH CITY (A) - FA CUP THIRD ROUND - SATURDAY 6 JANUARY, 5.30PM.
Please text Mark B asap please but by NOON on MONDAY 11TH DECEMBER at the latest if you would like to be included on the Supporters Club ticket order. Match tickets will be only £15 for Adults, £10 for Over 65s and under 21s, and £5 for Under 18s. We will try and run a 49 seater coach up the A21 from Hastings for this game that dependent upon numbers could most likely then be subsidised by HDCSC. Please also indicate whether or not you would like a space on a club coach if we ran one, and in order to help make a coach provision viable please use the prospective Club Coach provision if you can.
7TH DECEMBER 2017 - A BIG THANKS ONCE AGAIN TO LEGENDARY CHELSEA OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER HUGH HASTINGS and Sony's Mark Baber together with all members who attended last night's meeting to see Hugh'S fabulous and enthralling 2 hour presentation ... what a unique and very special evening it was!
1ST DECEMBER 2017 - IMPORTANT TICKET ORDERING UPDATE PRIOR TO NEXT WEDNESDAY'S MEETING
The special event next meeting this coming Weds 6th December will start at 7pm in readiness for Guest Speaker and legendary Official Chelsea FC Photographer Hugh Hastings' 1 hour talk and photo presentation that will commence at 7:15pm. This will be followed by a short 10 min presentation by the evening's sponsor Sony of the latest Sony cameras.
The evening's available time will need to focus almost exclusively upon what will be an enthralling presentation by Hugh, so only the personal issuing of match tickets will take place during the evening, plus the taking of the attendance register after the presentation. Remember that Double HDCSC Loyalty Points will be gained for attending on Wednesday evening.
In order to make things easier on the night, other aspects such as the taking of names and payments for upcoming games, and requests for Xmas Raffle tickets will be done outside of the meeting.
With this in mind, if you would like to be included on the ticket orders for the following upcoming games then please text Mark B before this Sunday so that this Sunday can be used to construct and finalise the ticket orders prior to next Wednesday's meeting :When texting please remember to advise ...
* For Home Games: (a) your Two Stand Options, and (b) whether you would like to be included in Club Travel arrangements if any were to be available, and
* For Away Games whether you would like to be included in any Club Travel arrangements.
The games are as follows:
1) Bournemouth Home, Weds 31st Jan 7:45pm k/o.
2) Brighton Away, Sat 20th Jan 12:30pm k/o.
3) West Brom Home, Sat 10th Feb 3pm k/o.
4) Watford Away, Sat 3rd Feb 3pm k/o.
Once everyone has provided their order requests, I can then use this Sunday and the remaining available time before next weekend to construct the ticket orders and the monies owing that members will be advised that they'll need to Bacs across prior to when the ticket orders need to be submitted to Chelsea.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation everyone. With so many matches coming up, and with so many additional club related aspects needing to be managed, the time demands involved in sorting all this out for everyone's benefit are currently extreme to say the very least ... so everyone's individual assistance is very much needed please in following the above instructions and making things as straightforward as possible.
Thanks everyone, and we look forward to Wednesday's meeting and presentation.
At 2pm on Saturday 9th December Alan Hudson will be formally opening a new Classic & Retro Football Store in Worthing called “Saturday 3pm”. Alan will be signing his book “The Working Man’s Ballet”, and the shop will also be getting some 1970 & 1972 Chelsea Shirts, leather footballs, photos and some caricatures ... all of which Alan can sign. If any HDCSC members would like any of these signed or personalised but can’t make the event then please contact Benedict Farr and he will try to sort something out. The new shop is at 10 Royal Arcade, Worthing BN11 3AY. Benedict can be contacted via:
Tel: 01903 211960
3RD NOVEMBER 2017 - IMPORTANT UPDATE RE TICKET ORDERS
(i) FOR CARABAO CUP HOME GAME VS BOURNEMOUTH WEDS 20TH DECEMBER .... HDCSC members wanting to order match tickets through the Supporters Club order will need to let Mark B know by text ASAP PLEASE but by 10AM MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER AT THE LATEST so that the order can be submitted to CFC on Monday. Tickets for any stand are £25 Adults, £12 Seniors & Juniors ... and remember to say:
(a) Your two stand choices in order of preference, and
(b) Whether you would like a seat if a minibus was to run directly up from Hastings.
(ii) The ticket orders for Brighton (H), West Ham (A) and Huddersfield (A) are also being submitted this weekend ... so if anyone would like to be newly added to any of these orders please also let me know asap but by 10am on Monday at the latest.
(iii) Please also view the monies owing page and sort any monies that you may have still outstanding, most especially for the above ticket orders that are being submitted this weekend.
(iv) Also a reminder that the next monthly meeting will be this Wednesday 8th November 7pm for 7:30pm start. At the meeting ticket orders & payments will be taken for Stoke City (H), Everton (A), Leicester City (H) & Arsenal (A).
27TH OCTOBER 2017 - IMPORTANT UPDATE RE TICKET ORDERS FOR QARABAG AWAY Weds 22nd Nov 9pm local time (5pm UK time) ....
Due to a short notice request from Chelsea, any HDCSC members wanting to order match tickets through the Supporters Club order will need to let Mark B know by text BY 10PM TONIGHT AT THE LATEST PLEASE so that the order can be submitted to CFC tonight before I'm then en route to the Bournemouth game and then off to the Rome away match. CFC's ticket order submission deadline falls whilst I'll be in Rome, which is why the order will need to be submitted tonight.
If you're on the Euro Away Scheme, or travelling to this game with CFC's Thomas Cook travel provision, then you will need to book your ticket online through CFC and outside of the Supporters Club order. Declaration Forms are available to download from the CFC website at click here, and you will need to have a valid visa at an approximate cost of $23 US Dollars. Applications for a visa can be made by clicking here.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THAT due to Mark B still being in Rome on Weds, THE NOVEMBER MEETING DATE WILL BE the second Weds of the month (i.e. WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER, 7PM FOR 7:30 START), NOT next Weds 1st Nov. At the meeting ticket orders & payments will be taken for Stoke City (H), Everton (A), Leicester City (H) & Arsenal (A).
17TH OCTOBER 2017 - IMPORTANT UPDATE RE TICKET ORDERS FOR BRIGHTON HOME Tues 26th Dec 3pm, WEST HAM AWAY Sat 9th Dec 3pm, and HUDDERSFIELD AWAY Tues 12th Dec 7:45pm.
Due to the November meeting being moved back from Weds 1st to Weds 8th Nov, HDCSC will now need to submit its ticket order for the above three games before the next meeting.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE HDCSC TICKET ORDERS FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE GAMES, PLEASE TEXT BACK ASAP (BUT BEFORE NOON THIS SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER AT THE VERY LATEST PLEASE) WITH THE FOLLOWING INFO ...
1) YOUR TWO STAND CHOICES (IF REQUESTING TICKETS FOR THE BRIGHTON HOME GAME), and
2) FOR EACH GAME WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE A PLACE ON A CLUB MINIBUS IF ONE WERE RUNNING.
The payment amounts required will be provided in response to your ticket order texts. Thanks everyone, time will be tight for these due to a large amount of ticket ordering needing to be done in a short space of time plus amongst other things being away for the Rome (a) game ... so (i) please read the above two simple questions carefully before texting your reply, and (ii) please make payments when requested - as those members that don't do these two things effectively then at least triple the amount of time that is needed in order to sort these things out.
1ST OCTOBER 2017 - Monthly meeting this Weds 4th Oct @ HUSSC 7pm for 7:30pm start.
Issuing tickets for Roma (h), Watford (h) & Crystal Palace (a).
Taking ticket orders & payments for HOME games vs Swansea, Newcastle, Atletico Madrid & Southampton.
Taking ticket orders & payments for AWAY games vs WBA, Qarabag & Liverpool.
£1 raffle ticket draw for match ticket for game of your choice, and 3 HDCSC loyalty points for attending.
6TH SEPTEMBER 2017 - Champions League Away Travel Options ...
For those considering putting their names down for a match ticket for a Champions League Away game vs either Atletico Madrid, AS Roma or Qarabag the following links to Thomas Cook travel information may be useful ...
2ND SEPTEMBER 2017 - Monthly Meeting this Weds 6th Sept at HUSSC, 7pm for 7:30pm start. At the meeting, ticket orders & payments will be taken for the following games ...
(i) Atletico Madrid Away, Weds 27th Sept (No organised club trip or travel arranged, but travel advice can be provided upon request),
(ii) Crystal Palace Away, Sat 14th Oct 3pm (10 CFC Loyalty Points needed to be included on the order, so still time before tomorrow's Noon Deadline to earn 5 points by being being added to the Supporters Club's Roma Home ticket order if needed),
(iii) Watford Home, (names & payments for original Mon 23rd Oct 8pm ko already taken at last meeting, but if either CFC or Watford win their Carabao Cup 3rd Rd matches then the match will move to Sat 21st Oct 12:30pm. HDCSC will need to submit a list for each of these two potential match dates, so both existing and new orders will need to provide a choice of either Sat 21st, Mon 23rd, or that Either is okay).
(iv) Man Utd Home Sun 5th Nov 4:30pm (10 CFC Loyalty Points needed to be included on the order),
(v) Roma Away, Tues 31st Oct (Again no organised club trip or travel arranged, but travel advice can be provided upon request).
(vi) Supporters Clubs will not have the opportunity to submit ticket orders for the Sat 28th Oct Bournemouth Away game as CFC will receive less than 1,500 tickets. Those STs and Members with high enough loyalty points will still have the opportunity to order online though.
At Wednesday's meeting match tickets will be issued for the Arsenal (h), Leicester (a), Stoke (a), Qarabag (h) and Nottingham Forest (h) games.
Each HDCSC member will earn three HDCSC Internal Loyalty Points by attending the meeting. Raffle Draw as usual for a match ticket for the game of your choice, and Callum Ralph will have a stall of items of Chelsea memorabilia for sale at the meeting to earn money to put towards a laptop for his GCSE exams! :-)
5TH AUGUST 2017 - HDCSC has just received the following communication from CFC .... if any members are up for it then all you need to do to register your interest is to submit a short video answering these questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
"Dear all, do you want to be on Chelsea TV? We're looking for passionate Chelsea fans who travel from near and from far for the Champions. We want to see how you experience a Chelsea match day, from the moment you wake up in the morning, to reacting to an absolute screamer. Are you part of a fan group, do always sit in the same seat and travel with the same friends? Are you a fan abroad who travels hours and even days just to see the blues? If you can't always make the games, how do you make sure you never miss a minute of Chelsea football? But we don't just want to see your journeys to a match, we also want to know about you, what is your story. Everything from where you're from to what your passions away from football are. How has being a Chelsea fan and lover of the beautiful game, been an influence on your life? We want to know.whether you've been coming to games your entire life or getting a ticket whenever you can or even getting up at 4 am on the other side of the world for the big games, we want to hear your stories. You don't need to be experienced in film making, just happy to be in front of a camera and confident filming yourself in public environments. You can film your videos on whatever device you are comfortable with, whether it's a DSLR camera or just your iPhone you want to film on, just make sure your videos are landscape. Up for it Chelsea fans? All you need to do, to register your interest submit a short video answering these questions to email@example.com: Name, Age, Where you're from, how do you get to games, Tell us a little about yourself - what is your story, how has football influenced your life, Why you love Chelsea. If any clubs or your club members are traveling to Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea this weekend and are interest please register with the above information as soon as possible. We can't wait to see and hear your stories! Kind Regards, Chelsea TV team"
11th August 2017 - October & November's match k/o changes for TV re Watford (h), Bournemouth (a), Man Utd (h) and Liverpool (a). The only game that members have already needed to put orders in for is Watford (h), so if anyone wants to be either added or deleted then let Mark B know. If either Chelsea or Watford reach the 4th Rd of the Carabao Cup though, the Watford game will simply be brought forward to a Saturday 12:30 k/o rather than 3pm. http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2017/08/four-matches-moved.html
30th July 2017 - Monthly meeting this Weds 2nd Aug at HUSSC, 7pm for 7:30pm. Issuing tickets for Arsenal Community Shield & Burnley (h). Taking payments & ticket orders for Man City (h), Stoke (a) and Watford (h) ... plus any desired additions to the Leicester (a) order and due to delays from CFC possibly also the Arsenal (h) order. Internal loyalty points policy being finalised with 3 points being gained for meeting attendance.
17th July 2017 - HDCSC is pleased to relay that acclaimed football author Martin King has advised the club that there is a new crowdfunding campaign for a new version of Alan Hudson's acclaimed and now rare autobiography "The Working Man's BALLET". It has a new introduction by "Football Factory" author John King, and has been extensive updated by Martin himself.
10th July 2017 - Important Community Shield Ticket and Loyalty Point Update ...
(i) Members and STs will now receive 5 Loyalty Points for purchasing a ticket for this match, which is a perfect opportunity for you to immediately reach the "10" or "52" total that they would need to be included on any HDCSC Ticket Orders for matches being played before 31st December that will be sold on this season's loyalty points ... these games are Arsenal Home, Man City Home, Crystal Palace Away, Man Utd Home, Liverpool Away and West Ham Away.
Whilst the Community Shield tickets are being sold on last season's loyalty points, it is highly likely that all STs and Members will eventually get the chance to buy one online. For later in the season when your loyalty points total may prove crucial, this is a great chance to earn a very valuable 5 point head start at a relatively low ticket price. So if later in the season you don't have the points you'd need to be included on a ticket order for a big game ... at least you'd have had the opportunity (as purchasers haven't previously received loyalty points for the Community Shield). If you do purchase online from CFC outside of the HDCSC order then please remember to let Mark B know so that the 5 points can be added to your total.
(ii) Members who will be advised soon when their Community Shield tickets will be available to collect from 76 Ashford Road are as follows: Dave McShane, Matt Murray, Danny Green, Andy McTear, Jamie McTear and Jack Fergusson.
(iii) Members had their monies refunded due to their not having the 20 loyalty points from last season that were required to be included on the HDCSC ticket order, but who can now therefore look to buy their own tickets themselves online are as follows: Sam McShane, Lee Baverstock, Jaiden Baverstock, John Rayment, Jordan Rayment, Mick Walsh, Mark Pullinger, Mark Heffernan, Declan Purcell, Stephen Purcell, David Purcell and Ricky Burr. Up to 4 tickets can be ordered online together per order, with there being a £6.20 booking fee per order (not per ticket).
So if any of the above - or any new additions - would like me to purchase their tickets for them online and in groups (thus splitting the £6.20 between up to four people) then please let me know by Tuesday (tomorrow) evening what price categories you'd like and I'll try to help where I can ... otherwise I'll presume you're buying your own ticket online. Please view the further details by clicking here for the Chelsea FC website.
5th July 2017 - CFC Photo Archive Manager Hugh Hastings ... (it always makes Hugh smile to see the "Hastings” Blues banner at The Bridge!) ... will be talking about his time at Chelsea at an event in Burgess Hill next Wednesday. The website link is www.parkcameras.com/events. Hugh will be talking about his time at Chelsea and showing lots of images whilst demonstrating the latest Sony cameras. Hugh has gained legendary status amongst Chelsea fans whilst being Chelsea’s official photographer, and we very much look forward to having Hugh over as a valued and enthralling guest speaker at one of our monthly meetings during the new season. A window to Hugh's link with Chelsea can be viewed at www.hughhastings.co.uk/chelsea-fc .
23rd June 2017 - At next week's AGM on Weds 28th June (7pm for 7:30pm start at the Hastings Utd Sports & Social Club), we will be taking match ticket orders & payments for the following six games ...
1) Arsenal (Wembley) Community Shield, Sunday 6th August.
2) Burnley (Home), Saturday 12th August.
3) Spurs (Away), Saturday 19th August.
4) Everton (Home), Saturday 26th August.
5) Leicester City (Away), Saturday 9th September.
6) Arsenal (Home) Saturday 16th September.
Only people who have renewed their True Blue and HDCSC memberships can be included on match ticket orders, so if you are not on the New 2017/18 Membership List that is now available to view here then if you would like to order tickets for any of the above games you will need to ensure that you have renewed both your CFC and HDCSC memberships before Wednesday's AGM please. In order to clear the way for the new season, it will be assumed that any members who have not renewed by 30th June will not be renewing for the new season and will therefore no longer receive HDCSC update texts after this date.
19th June 2017 - HDCSC Members please provide 20 minutes of your time to complete the Chelsea Supporters Trust Membership Survey. Every completed survey gives the board of the Trust a better view of the opinion of the fan base as the Club and the Stadium enters such an important period of change. This is your chance to steer the Trust's policy, who in turn will take your opinion to the Club Board. The closing date is 30th June, so please help the Chelsea Supporters Trust to help you ... by completing the survey and letting them know what you think. Thanks everyone, the link to the survey can be found at the bottom of the page of this link by clicking here.
16th June 2017 - AGM confirmed as 7pm for 7:30pm Weds 28th June at Hastings Utd Sports & Social Club, Elphinstone Road, Hastings. Both Chelsea Supporters Trust Chairman & Chelsea Fan Cast presenter DAVID CHIDGEY, and CFC UK Editor (and true "legend" to any self respecting Chelsea fan) DAVE JOHNSTONE will be our guests and we will have a fun Q&A session with the two Daves about all things "Chelsea Supporter" related. There will be a free drink from the bar for all members attending, and free bar food laid on to help make a special evening for everyone. As an HDCSC member it's important that you attend the AGM if you can, and attendance at the meeting will count towards your next season's HDCSC "loyalty points status" however that is finally determined and voted for at the AGM.
We'll have a Certificated Signed Shirt presented to one lucky member drawn from the hat who BY SATURDAY 17TH JUNE has as requested advised HDCSC that they have done ALL THREE of the following ....
(i) renewed their ST or TB,
(ii) renewed their HDCSC membership, AND
(iii) advised HDCSC whether their personal details from last season are either altered or remain unchanged.
We'll also have a £1 per ticket raffle for both a FREE MATCH TICKET ... AND ... A CERTIFICATED SIGNED FOOTBALL.
With 110 HDCSC members now having renewed, HDCSC has now achieved retention of its Platinum Supporters Club status and as a result we are once again in pole position to be able to order match tickets that other Supporters Clubs may not have access to. A later update will be provided in regard to which games match ticket orders & payments will be taken for at Weds 28th June's AGM.
Make sure you support HDCSC by attending the AGM please everyone, it'll be a fun night ... we look forward to seeing you all there!
22nd March 2017 - Spurs FA Cup Semi Final Tickets ..... The total of 400 tickets that all the 32 worldwide Platinum Supporters Clubs are allocated to share between them has been very oversubscribed, and HDCSC therefore needed to cut 30% from the total number of tickets that it applied for. Unfortunately the below 16 members therefore did not make the cut for the reduced ticket order that HDCSC needs to resubmit early tomorrow morning, but naturally members will still have a second opportunity to purchase online when they go on sale on a loyalty points basis. If anyone on the original ticket order not listed below would as a result of friends or family being on the below list now not wish to go, then please let Mark B know before 8pm tonight so that someone below can be provided with the opportunity to be re-included on the ticket order. The list is as follows :
Monies will be refunded to each of the above members if you inform Mark B that you would not like HDCSC to try and obtain tickets for you when they go on sale online to STs and Members. A 49 seater coach has been booked for this game's travel.
2nd March 2017 - Next Monthly Meeting Tuesday 7th March at Hastings Utd club house, Elphinstone Road. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Taking orders for Southampton, Middlesbrough & Sunderland HOME, and Manchester Utd & Everton AWAY. The Sunderland game is last home game of season (possible trophy presentation) with free 49 seater coach provided by HDCSC. £1 match ticket draw at meeting as always.
28th February 2017 - April fixture changes and TV games are as follows:
* Chelsea v Manchester City, Wednesday 5th April, 20:00 BT Sport.
* AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea, Saturday 8th April, 17:30, BT Sport.
* Manchester United v Chelsea, Sunday 16th April, 16:00, Sky Sports.
* Chelsea v Southampton, Sunday 23rd April, 14:15, Sky Sports Subject to possible FA Cup Semi-Final participation.
* Everton v Chelsea, Sunday 30th April, 14:05, Sky Sports.
* The Chelsea v Crystal Palace game has stayed as Saturday 1st April, 15:00pm so if anyone would like to be newly added to that order (which might be useful for the points if we get to Wembley for the Semi Final) then please let Mark B know asap but BEFORE 9am TOMORROW 1ST MARCH.
22nd February 2017 - Manchester Utd FA Cup Quarter Final Monday 13th March 7:45pm. Please submit your ticket order to Mark B by 10am on Sunday 26th February at the very latest BUT ASAP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, indicating:
(a) Which would be your two stand choices (in order of preference, but NOT the Shed End), and
(b) Whether you would like Club Travel if available (which may be a factor in ticket allocation if we are looking to cost-effectively fill a 49 seater coach). Club travel costs to be confirmed.
* Tickets £30 Adults, £15 Seniors & Juniors (same price for each Stand).
* You will need 20 loyalty points to be included on the Supporters Club ticket order, as CFC is selling this match on loyalty points basis. You can check your Current Loyalty Points Total here.
* CFC expects the Supporters Club ticket allocation to be over subscribed, so the more people put their name down to go the higher the percentage of tickets we will receive.
* Ticket monies to be received by HDCSC please before 10am this Sunday, together with any outstanding monies that are currently owed to HDCSC. Please check your Monies Owing here before making your payment, and ensure that any monies outstanding are included with your payment.
6th February 2017 - Monthly meeting TOMORROW MONDAY 6th FEB (7:30pm start) to be held in the main clubhouse of HASTINGS UTD FC, the Pilot Field, Elphinstone Road, Hastings TN34 2AX whilst the ESSC is being refurbished. Ticket orders will be taken for the Crystal Palace (H), Man City (H) and Stoke (A) games, and you can add your name to the ticket order for the Watford (H) game, and the West Ham Away and Wolves FAC Away matches and coaches. Issuing tickets for Swansea (H). Signed shirt & ball and other Xmas Raffle prizes can be collected at the meeting. £1 Match Ticket Raffle for all attendees as usual.
29th January 2017 - The date of the next monthly meeting will be MONDAY 6th FEBRUARY (so not this week) with the following meeting being TUESDAY 7th MARCH. Whilst the ESSC is being refurbished, both meetings will be held in the main clubhouse of the neighbouring HASTINGS UNITED FC, the Pilot Field, Elphinstone Road, Hastings TN34 2AX. Ticket orders will be taken for the Stoke Away, plus Crystal Palace & Man City Home games.£1 Match Ticket Raffle for all attendees as usual.
6th January 2017 - Last Night's Annual Charity Raising Christmas Charity Raffle & January Meeting.
A wonderful & heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended last night's annual Xmas Raffle Draw and meeting, and who supported the Hastings & District Chelsea Supporters Club and its good causes by purchasing Raffle Tickets for the Annual Draw that took place last night ... thank you all once again!! A grand total of £1,012 was raised, and after £100 was used for raffle prizes the remaining £912 will then be split three ways between :
1. The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance "A Charity that Saves Lives" - for local 11 year old Chelsea Fan Harley Simpson who so tragically lost his life after being hit by a car in Bexhill Road in October,
2. Our local supported charity St Michael's Hospice, and
3. The supporters club so that we can then subsidise benefits for our members (such as the end of season match's free coach, and events like last season's subsidised trip for the Chelsea Stadium & Museum Tour).
As is always relayed at monthly meetings, we are a mutually supportive "Chelsea Supporters Club", not a match ticket agency ... so each member's involvement in supporting the Supporter's Club's activities such as this Christmas Charity Raffle in aid of local good causes is individually noted, very much appreciated, and counts significantly towards each member's "internal loyalty point" aspect and their subsequent preferential access to high demand Chelsea match tickets .... so HDCSC members please help us to help you!
There were 18 prizes in total including a certificated signed Chelsea shirt, certificated signed Chelsea ball, signed boots, free match ticket, copious bottles of Rum, Whisky & Vodka and many more ... so we had an extremely successful night all round, and our thanks once again to all contributing members for your wonderful support!!
4th January 2017 - The following has been received from CFC, so HDCSC Members please feel free to participate in the testing for CFC's new website and mobile app. ....
I am the Senior Digital Product Manager at Chelsea Football Club, presently overseeing the development of the club’s official website and mobile applications....
We are currently developing a new mobile app and working to relaunch the club’s responsive website over the next 6-12 months.
We are very keen to gauge the opinions of supporters as we advance the project, to ensure we provide the best possible user experience and value to our fans.
As a member of an official Chelsea Supporters’ Club we would like to invite you to participate in initial user testing sessions, offering you a first glimpse at our forthcoming digital platforms and the opportunity to contribute your ideas.
If you would like to receive an invite to our Beta Mobile App and Website please click here. Please also forward this on to any members of your supporters club that you believe would like to participate in user testing.
3rd January 2017 - Monthly meeting this Thursday 5th Jan at ESSC 7pm for 7:30pm start. Taking ticket orders & payments for Burnley (A), Swansea (H), Watford (H) and West Ham (A). Issuing tickets to members not using club coach or minibus for Peterborough, Leicester & Hull. Xmas Raffle with lots of prizes, so if not bought tickets yet (even if only a fiver's worth) then please text back within next 24hrs so tickets can be named & prepared for you before the meeting, thanks everyone.
21st December 2016 - Xmas Raffle ... at the next meeting we'll have a raffle draw for a certificated Signed Shirt and Signed Ball from Chelsea, and other goodies like some bottles & chocs. If every member averages a fiver's worth of tickets then we'll raise a good few hundred pounds for the club & the local charities we discussed at the last meeting. Text back with names & monies that will either be ideally Bacs'd to HDCSC beforehand please, or will otherwise be paid at the next meeting before the draw, and your tickets will be prepared before the meeting for you and entered into the draw. (So please don't leave it until the meeting date on Thursday 5th January at ESSC from 7am to say how many tickets you'd like, as we'd need to know before the day). Many thanks.
30th November 2016 - Crystal Palace Away Ticket Update.
Unfortunately as online ticket sales for this match effectively sold out today to True Blue Members on 36 points (and there were no HDCSC members with 36 who had 36 or more points), regrettably no further tickets could be sourced online today for the below list of 17 HDCSC members who missed out the original Supporters Club ticket order, and who also didn't have the necessary number of CFC loyalty points (66 for STs, 36 for Members) to have their ticket purchased for them online. HDCSC members will naturally be advised should any tickets become newly available nearer the time.
24th November 2016 - Crystal Palace Away Ticket Update.
As demand amongst Supporters Clubs for this game was twice oversubscribed, Hastings received 25 of the 52 tickets that we asked for. Each of the Season Ticket Holders on the order who had 66 or more points had their tickets purchased for them online, thereby leaving more tickets available on the HDCSC order for others to be amongst the 25. (This estimation was spot on, as they eventually sold out to STs on 66 points). This has left the last 17 HDCSC members on the list (right) currently without tickets, but I will be trying to make a dent in this list when they go on sale to True Blue Members next Wednesday 30th November. As can be seen the ticket order list is constructed totally on Supporters Club merit, with preference given to internal Supporters Club loyalty aspects such as meeting attendance and club travel usage. Once I have exhausted all online opportunities to purchase tickets for those listed right, I will then BACS a refund to those whom I have not been able to get tickets for. If you did put your name down for a Palace Away ticket, and you are not on this list, then I will have already secured you a match ticket.
3rd November 2016 - A big thank you to all the 81 Members who attended last night's meeting ... such a regularly high turn out every month is superb and is just what being a member of a Supporters Club should be all about. Congrats to Pete Mills, the winner of the match ticket draw who as a result will be getting his Crystal Palace Away ticket for free.
31st October 2016 - Monthly meeting this Wednesday 2nd November at ESSC 7:30pm. Issuing tickets for Everton (H). Taking ticket orders and full payments for Bournemouth, Stoke and Hull (HOME) ... plus Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Spurs (AWAY). £1 Raffle draw as always for all attending to win a match ticket for the game of your choice.
18th October 2016 - For the attention of any members who missed the cut for the HDCSC Man United ticket order ...
14th October 2016 - Below please find the TV selections for December through to February 1: -
13th August 2016 - Re: Ticket orders for League Cup vs Bristol Rovers (Tues 23rd Aug, 7:45pm). HDCSC members please text Mark B back BEFORE NOON THIS SUNDAY 14th AUG if you want a ticket, and Bacs monies to HDCSC. £25 Adults, £12 Snrs & Jnrs. Give your two Stand Options (all stands same price, so chance to try better seat for same money if you want!). Also say whether you would use Club Coach travel if we ran one. Earns 5 Loyalty Points, so important towards any future loyalty point games you'd like to do (like Arsenal Away that needs 10 points).
3rd August 2016 - Thanks again to all the members who made tonight's extremely well attended meeting ... 79 in total. The winner of the £1 Raffle was Kerrie Walter, who wins a free match ticket to the game of her choice! Texts will be sent out when the Watford & Burnley tickets are ready for collection.
31st July 2016 - Monthly meeting 7:30pm this Weds 3rd August at ESSC. Taking ticket orders & payments for Swansea, Arsenal & Hull (Away) ... plus Leicester (Home). Issuing match tickets for West Ham (Home). £1 per ticket raffle draw on the night for Match Ticket for game of your choice.
14th July 2016 - IMPORTANT UPDATE RE WATFORD AWAY TICKETS. Tickets will be sold on LAST SEASON'S loyalty points, which as an away game means that to be included on the ticket order that HDCSC will be submitting to Chelsea this weekend Supporters Clubs members would need to have finished last season with 30 points if they are a True Blue Member and 72 points if they are a Season Ticket Holder. Below are the 19 members that will therefore need to be left off the order, so therefore please let Mark B know before this weekend if:
(i) You are on the below list but have not advised HDCSC that you have gained more loyalty points than are listed below, or
(ii) You put your name down to go but do not now wish to go due to a friend or family member that you were going with now being on the below list.
There is still no guarantee that all others on the list will get tickets, as this will depend upon whether the ticket order is oversubscribed ... but the above loyalty points requirement now makes any prospective oversubscription less likely. Monies will naturally be refunded by Bacs if you can't now be included on the order, and equally if you wish to have your name newly added to the ticket order then please let Mark B know before the weekend.
|First Name||Surname||Season Ticket Holder (ST) / Member (TB)||Last Season's Loyalty Points on Record|
Please also bear in mind that not being able to purchase a Watford ticket may affect some members' ability to have the 10 loyalty points that will be needed to be included on the Liverpool Home order. This naturally only relates to Supporters Club ticket orders, and does not affect members' opportunity to purchase tickets online from the Chelsea website when they later go on sale.
28th June 2016 - An exciting job opportunity has arisen with Chelsea FC. It's a paid 12 month marketing internship, based in London, which can be accessed from here https://goo.gl/wMTTgH. The Job Function is to use your marketing knowledge and experience to encourage kids to get involved in all aspects of the CFC business; with particular emphasis on the BridgeKids website, Soccer Schools, E-mail campaigning and third party promotional opportunities.
22nd June 2016 - True Blue & HDCSC Membership Renewals Update.
1 of 3. Thank you to all the HDCSC Members who as requested have already advised Mark B that they have both renewed and paid for both their HDCSC and CFC True Blue Memberships (or Season Tickets). This early response is very much personally appreciated as it has lessened the off season workload in preparation for the new season. Thanks again everyone ... you know who you are! You will be entered into the Free Draw for a certificated signed shirt that will take place at the next monthly meeting at 7:30pm at ESCC on Weds 6th July. For everyone else ... to be included in the draw for the signed shirt the deadline to advise HDCSC that you have renewed and paid for both your HDCSC memberships and your CFC True Blue Memberships or Season Tickets is 30th June. (As always, if your name is drawn then you need to actually be at the meeting on the evening in order to win the prize).
2 of 3. At the next monthly meeting on Weds 6th July at 7:30pm at ESSC, ticket orders will be taken for the Home games vs West Ham, Burnley and Liverpool .... as well as the Away game vs Watford. It is important that members attend this first meeting of the season so that you can be aware of the new CFC rules that will be applying to the new season for all CFC Official Supporters Club Members.
3 of 3. Any existing members who have not advised HDCSC by 30th June that they have renewed either their CFC or HDCSC memberships, will be deleted from the HDCSC membership text out list as it will be assumed that they therefore do not wish to renew their HDCSC membership for the new season.
19th May 2016 - True Blue and HDCSC Membership Renewals.
1. Members can now renew their True Blue Memberships by visiting the CFC website renewals page at www.chelseafc.com/tickets-membership/membership . Please let Mark B know when you have successfully renewed your True Blue Membership or Season Ticket (and whether or not you have the same Membership/ST number as last year).
2. HDCSC Membership payments (£10 Adults, £5 Juniors & Seniors) are now due for 2016/17 and can ideally be Bacs'd to the HDCSC bank account, or if not then delivered to 76 Ashford Road, Hastings.
3. Please complete and submit an online HDCSC Membership Application Form via www.hastingschelsea.com/membership-benefits/application-form or alternatively if all your details are the same as last year then please let Mark B know this so that last year's membership & contact details can be used.
4. To be included in the free draw for the certificated Signed Shirt, 30th June is the deadline for all HDCSC members to have advised Mark B that they have ...
(i) renewed their True Blue Memberships or Season Tickets with Chelsea, and
(ii) renewed and paid their HDCSC Memberships for 2016/17.
It will be appreciated if members can do these two things asap and long before this date, but after the 30th June deadline passes all names will then be put into the draw for the certificated Signed Shirt that will take place at the next meeting that is to be held at ESSC on Wednesday 6th July (so waiting until "the next meeting" to renew your membership isn't an option if you want to be included in the draw).
4th April 2016 - Monthly meeting this Wednesday 6th April at 7:30pm being held at the COUNTING HOUSE PUB, STAR ROAD, EASTBOURNE OLD TOWN, BN21 1NB (so not ESSC just for this one month). Tickets for Man City & Swansea will be given out. If any members either need a lift from Hastings, or can provide a lift for others, please let Mark B know and will try and make it happen. Collecting £10 HDCSC memberships for next season in readiness for a free draw for a signed shirt for all who would have renewed both HDCSC & CFC memberships nice and early in order to help the club renew its affiliation ready for next season.
17th March 2016 - Bournemouth Away: As a result of Chelsea receiving an allocation for this fixture which is less than 1500, there will be no allocation of tickets for Supporters Clubs. Members are therefore advised to check ticket updates relating to this match via the tickets section of the Chelsea website: http://www.chelseafc.com/content/cfc/en/homepage/tickets-membership/tickets-home.html
22nd January 2016 - If anyone who hasn't already done so wants to add their names to the Southampton or Norwich Away orders then let Mark B know asap this weekend please (which is when the ticket orders for these games need to be submitted to CFC). The reminder opportunity is because as travel is being provided for these games, the more people travel the cheaper it will be. We will be running a quality 49 seater coach to Southampton (no more than £19pp), and also a subsidised minibus to Norwich.
20th January 2016 - FA Cup 4th Rd vs MK Dons (Away) 4pm Sunday 31st January 2016. HDCSC will now be running a 49 leather seater coach for this game (which may go via Eastbourne if enough demand from Eastbourne based members), so if not done so already please text MB back asap today but BEFORE 10am TOMORROW 21st January if you would like a match ticket & coach seat. In the event of reduced allocation, priority will be given to members using the coach as the more use the coach the cheaper it will be for all. Match ticket prices for Members - Adults £30, Over 65's £22, U18's £10. For Season Ticket holders - Adults £25, Over 65's & U21's £17, U18's £7. This is an ideal opportunity for members to do a cheap away day to a Cup game that will have a tremendous atmosphere and with easy travel included, so please take the chance to go if you can.
1st January 2016 - Monthly meeting date next WEDNESDAY 6th JANUARY at 7:30pm at ESSC. Taking orders for PSG, Stoke & West Ham Home games ... and Southampton, Norwich and PSG Away games. If CFC receives more than 2,000 tickets for PSG Away then HDCSC will run a day trip coach similar to last year. Issuing match tickets at the meeting for the Scunthorpe, Everton and West Brom Home games.Free match ticket draw for all attendees,
11th December 2015 - FA Cup 3rd vs Orient or Scunthorpe Sunday 10th January kick off 2pm. Tickets all areas £30 adults, £15 Juniors & Seniors. To be included on the HDCSC order please text Mark B back before NOON SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER saying (i) "Orient", "Scunthorpe" or "Either", and (ii) your 1st and 2nd Stand Options (including which tier). Payments to be Bacs'd to HDCSC or delivered to 76 Ashford Road by noon on Tuesday 15th December please.
6th December 2015 - After yesterday's filming Hastings Chelsea fans will be on TV with Frank Lampard & co in the next series of ITV's Play To The Whistle in the new year. Keeping the secret from everyone whilst it was planned with ITV all week was a killer, and thankfully no one suspected all the hidden cameras that ITV had rigged in the spoof taxi that ferried everyone "two by two" from the pub in Gloucester Road to Stamford Bridge yesterday accompanied by another couple of "annoying plastic fans" (comedians in disguise) just happening to be sharing the same taxi when they got in and who for the cameras were winding them up big time! Eventually got all 15 of us taxi'd to the Bridge in time, with a surprise golden ticket prize at the end for everyone. (A special thanks to those who restrained themselves from physical violence and didn't lamp any of the disguised comedians before they realised afterwards that it had actually been a filmed wind up for a TV show!
3rd December 2015 - HDCSC - 102 members attended last night's Xmas Free Raffle Draw meeting ... which is superb! Very many thanks to all who were there. With many prizes available in the Free Draw to everyone attending, the certificated signed shirt was won by Josh Beeslee, the certificated signed ball was won by Ian Marketis, the free match ticket was won by Ian Coleman, and the CFC merchandise goodie bag from Cobham was won by Becky Ferguson. Members needed to actually be at the meeting to win the above prizes, and those whose names came out of the hat but missed out by not being there were Bill Harding, Carl Rosenberg, Max Rosenberg, Richard Hopkins, Ron Cox, Kiri Dauti, Steve Durrant and Murray Jeffery. Thanks again to all members who made it a personal priority to attend the meeting, and in doing so thereby help us to further build and strengthen the Hastings & District Chelsea Supporters Club! J
30th October 2015 - Monthly meeting date moved to this TUESDAY 3RD November at 7:30pm at ESSC due to the Kiev game taking place the next day. Taking orders for
Watford, WBA & Everton (Home) and Leicester, Man Utd & Crystal Palace (Away). Issuing match tickets for Dynamo Kiev Home game. Free match ticket draw for all attendees, and remember that
members need to have attended at least two of the seven meetings held before the end of December 2015. For inclusion on the Man Utd & Palace Away ticket orders, members will need 20 points
and STs will need 62 points. All members' current loyalty point status & meetings attendance can be viewed in the "Membership & Benefits" section on the HDCSC website at
8th October 2015 - 77 members were at last night's monthly meeting at ESSC, with Andy Milham & Samantha Hall winning the signed shirt and ball in the raffle that raised £316.50 for the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice. The free match ticket draw for people attending would've been won by Colin Spray, James Weyland and then Carl Schaaf if they'd have been there ... but next out of the hat and at the meeting was Lenny Pshenychka who'll now use his free match ticket for the Bournemouth home game. Thanks again to Kelly Bates for re-donating the signed ball that he previously won back to the raffle, and to everyone who contributed to what was a wonderful and worthy cause by either buying raffle tickets or just making a contribution once both books of raffle tickets had all sold out!
4th October 2015 - Monthly meeting this Weds 7th October at 7:30pm at ESSC. Taking orders for Bournemouth, Porto & Sunderland (Home) and Spurs (Away). Giving out tickets for Aston Villa (h) and West Ham (a). Last raffle ticket sales before signed shirt & signed ball presented to the winning tickets at the mtg, also free match ticket draw for all attending. Remember members need to have attended at least one mtg before being able to order match tickets.
27th September 2015 - Important short term ticket order update... Reply asap but BEFORE 5pm this Friday 2nd Oct please if you would like to order tickets for the following three games: (i) Stoke Away COC Tues 27th Oct 7:45pm, (ii) Stoke Away Sat 7th Nov 5:30pm, and (iii) Norwich Home Sat 21st Nov 3pm (indicate your two Stand Options). Also for both Stoke away matches if you order a ticket please also indicate whether or not you would only go if HDCSC travel (e.g. a minibus) was available.
4th September 2015 - Walsall Away & Porto Away Ticket Update .... HDCSC Members will have the opportunity to order tickets for both Walsall Away and Porto Away. Please text Mark Barfoot BEFORE NOON TOMORROW SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER if you definitely wish to purchase a ticket through HDCSC for either of these games, and also please Bacs to HDCSC or deliver the required monies to Mark before tomorrow's noon deadline. Apologies for the short turnaround, but orders & payments must be received before this time for you to be included on the order. Porto Away ticket prices are to be confirmed, but Walsall ticket prices are as follows: Adults £25, Over 60s £15, Under 18s £15, Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Under 18) £35, Disabled Adult & Carer £25, Disabled Junior/Senior & Carer £15.
31st August 2015 - Monthly meeting at ESSC this Wednesday 2nd
Sept at 7:30pm. Collect tickets for Arsenal (H) & Southampton (H). Everton (A) tickets issued on Minibus. Taking orders for Liverpool (H), Dynamo Kiev (H), West Ham (A), Porto (A)
& Dynamo Kiev (A). Raffle tickets still being sold for certificated signed shirt & ball. Free match ticket draw for all attendees as usual.
28th August 2015 - TEL AVIV (HOME) WEDS 16th SEPT .... Please text Mark Barfoot BEFORE NOON THIS SUNDAY 30th AUG if you definitely want to purchase a match ticket through HDCSC - stating your two Stand preferences. All stands same price (£35 Adults, £17.50 Jnrs & Snrs).
3rd August 2015 - Monthly meeting at ESSC this Wednesday 5th August at 7:30pm. Fiorentina game on screen. Taking ticket orders for Southampton & Aston Villa (Home), and Everton & Newcastle (Away). Collect tickets for Swansea & Palace (Home), and Man City & WBA (Away).
4th June 2015 - Thanks again to all the 81 members who attended last night's very successful AGM. Mick Penfold won the certificated ball signed by the all the players (after Brian Barber then John Stacey's names were drawn first, who would've won if they could've made the meeting), and Andy Gooch & Steve Durrant won £20 each on the Bus Stops. Reminder to all members who couldn't make the meeting to let me know asap if you want to be added to the HDCSC order for Community Shield tickets.
6th April 2015 - Thanks to all the HDCSC Members (current and new) who attended tonight, an excellent turn out for what was a very important monthly meeting in preparation for the new season. Kelly Bates won the free draw for the official certified football signed by the all the team that we made available as a celebration of our being the new Premier League Champions! As everyone knows, you have to be at the meeting to be a winner ... and before Kelly's name was drawn, an astounding 14 absent members' names were drawn before Kelly won! (Charlie & Joey Blackman, Maisie Hastings, Jack Freeman, Kyle Lowrie, Jamie McTear, Danny Stevens, Charlie Sellens, Josh Lacey, Matt Murray, Andy Gooch, David Purcell, Shaun Sivyer & Lee Ferguson .... it could've been you!!).
10th April 2015 - HDCSC has received the following message from Chelsea that was sent to all Supporters Clubs....
"Dear all, we are pleased to advise you the overall Supporters Club Player of the Year winner is Eden Hazard. The lucky supporters club who will make the presentation will be announced next week. We would like to thank all the clubs that submitted their vote."
So we've chosen the winning player, now watch this space to find out if we're the lucky club that's drawn out of the hat.
10th April 2015 - The Sunderland Home game will be sold on Loyalty Points online to True Blue Members. This means that Supporters Club members on the original club order for 92 tickets who do not currently have 10 loyalty points will unfortunately not get a match ticket. Mark B will individually notify the 5 members affected and arrange for refunds, but the remaining 87 HDCSC members who ordered a ticket will all get one. A free coach will also leave from ESSC at 9:45am for everyone who put their name down at the last meeting as wanting a seat.
9th April 2015 - Please text Mark B before Monday 13th April if you are serious about wanting to be included in plans for an HDCSC Chelsea Stadium Tour Day to take place sometime during June or July and to include accompaniment by a Chelsea Legend and a meal in Frankie's. A coach from Hastings will be provided and HDCSC will be looking to heavily subsidise this exciting & unique day out to enable as many members to go as possible. First of all I need to give Chelsea an idea of numbers, which I will be able to do after receiving members' replies by next Monday.
28th March 2015 - Next HDCSC meeting date Wednesday 1st April at 7:30pm at ESSC. Taking match ticket orders for Sunderland Home (which as last game of season will include a free 49 seater coach from and to Hastings paid for by HDCSC), and West Brom Away. Collect tickets at meeting for Man Utd Home, Leicester Away, QPR Away and if received by then Arsenal Away. Free match ticket draw again for all attendees.
28th January 2015 - Capital One Cup Final supporters clubs match ticket
clarification. As per the CFC Supporters Club Policy, Supporters Clubs do not receive a match ticket allocation for the following games: Champions League Final or Semi
Final Away matches, FA Cup Final or Capital One Cup Final. Match tickets for the forthcoming Capital One Cup Final on Sunday 1st March 2015 will therefore not be available to order through HDCSC,
but will be available for Season Ticket Holders to purchase online through the Chelsea website on a loyalty point basis. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to Members on a
27th January 2015 - PSG Away Ticket Update. As all Platinum Supporters Clubs will receive only 37% of their order (HDCSC will receive 16 of the 44 it ordered, and these 16 will be allocated to people who indicated they would use HDCSC's coach travel arrangements) .... when they go on sale to STs tomorrow any STs or Members who did not indicate that they would use a Supporters Club coach will therefore need to order their own match tickets online with CFC. Details regarding personal HDCSC allocations of the tickets we will receive are yet to be determined.
23rd January 2015 - PSG Away Ticket Update. As Chelsea FC have received an allocation of 2,000 tickets from PSG, before next Monday all Supporters Clubs will therefore have the opportunity to submit an order for match tickets. The maximum number of tickets that Supporters Clubs can now order for any one match is now 50, and all members who put their name down on the list for PSG Away and who have the necessary level of 16 loyalty points will be included upon the order. However, as a total of only 50 tickets are shared between all 32 Platinum Supporters Clubs worldwide for Euro Away games up to but not including the Semi Final ... with a number of Platinum Supporters Clubs already having expressed a high interest in this game it is quite possible that the number of tickets that HDCSC will actually receive will not even reach double figures. Therefore in this certain event of the order being over subscribed and HDCSC receiving less than the 50 or more tickets it is ordering, as indicated at the last meeting those members who indicated an intention to use the intended HDCSC coach travel (rather than making their own way) will receive priority allocation in order to ensure that the HDCSC coach travel arrangements are cost effective. Even then however, many of those who put their names down on the list as also wanting to use HDCSC club travel will not be successful in receiving a match ticket. Either way though, before next Tuesday which is the time that Season Ticket Holders (and later Members) would otherwise need to order their own tickets through the CFC website should they wish to, all members who are on the list will be notified as to whether or not they have been successful in obtaining a match ticket through HDCSC. Subsequent to this they will then have the opportunity to order online with CFC should they have the requested number of loyalty points.
6th January 2015 - Monthly meeting 7:30pm tomorrow Weds 7th Jan @ ESSC. Taking orders for Bradford/Millwall, PSG & Southampton (HOME), Leicester & West Ham (AWAY). Collect tickets for Swansea (Away), and Everton, Man City & Liverpool COC (Home). Free match ticket draw again for all attendees.
27th December 2014 - Ticket orders for LIVERPOOL HOME Capital One Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg, Tuesday 27th Jan 7:45pm.
If wanting to be included on the ticket order please
text MB back asap but BEFORE 10AM MONDAY 29th Dec at the latest. All areas Adults £25, Juniors & Seniors £12. Please indicate two choices of Stand and also say if you'd like a seat on a
coach/minibus going up from Hastings. Payments at (or ideally before) next meeting on 7th Jan. This game will be sold on loyalty points, so HDCSC Members will need a minimum of 10 loyalty points
to be included on the ticket order.
27th December 2014 - Ticket orders for LIVERPOOL AWAY Capital One Cup Semi Final 1st Leg, Tuesday 20th Jan 7:45pm.
If wanting to be included on the ticket order please text MB back asap but BEFORE 10AM MONDAY 29th Dec at the latest. Prices tbc. State if you'd like a seat on a coach/minibus if we did one going up from Hastings. Bear in mind as per all Supporters Club ticket orders, priority allocation will be given to members using the Supporters Club travel arrangements as opposed to just getting a match ticket through HDCSC & making their own way. Payments at or before next meeting on 7th Jan.
16th December 2014 - Some reminder points regarding tomorrow night’s 7:30pm Xmas Meeting:
1: To be included on any match ticket order for the remainder of the season you need to have attended at least 1 of the so far 7 monthly meeting this season inclusive of tomorrow night.
2: To be a member of either Chelsea or HDCSC for this season you need to have joined up before 31st December 2014.
3: A reminder not to park on white lines in road outside ESSC. If no space in car park then use roads opposite (Langham Road or The Byeway), we don’t want members getting parking tickets!
4: Members who aren't on the list as having bought raffle tickets yet please text back before 5pm Tuesday 17th December to say how many you'd
like (all but two members have committed to the minimum of £10 that enters them into the signed shirt draw & is very greatly appreciated!). Monies can be collected later, but need to know today as no tickets available to buy on the night as a lot is going into the preparation beforehand!
5: Due to the exceptional support that members have given the Club so far in terms of their commitment to be at the Xmas meeting and their raffle ticket contributions, we will be including in the raffle an extra certificated signed shirt and an extra certificated signed ball! ... so that's x2 signed shirts and x2 signed balls in addition to the free match ticket draw plus all the other raffle prizes!
6: Match ticket orders will be taken for Everton & Burnley (Home), plus
Villa and PSG (Away). Possible minibus day trip for PSG away dependent upon receipt of Supporters Club ticket allocation.
7: Match tickets available for collection at the meeting will be West Ham & Newcastle (Home), and Spurs & Southampton (Away).
See you all tomorrow night!
12th December 2014 - IMPORTANT WATFORD HOME & MAN CITY HOME TICKET UPDATE:
Watford Home FA Cup Sunday 4th Jan
4pm. Members need to text Mark B back BEFORE NOON THIS SUNDAY 14TH DECEMBER please if you would like a ticket. Please state two seating options. All tickets £30 Adults, £15 Snrs &
Jnrs. Payment ideally by Bacs or by hand, but can be paid at next Wednesday's meeting if necessary.
The Man City Home order is being submitted
this Sunday. On this occasion if you were not among the original 45 members who put their name down at the last mtg (and if you paid then you're already on the list) ... but would now
wish to be added to the order list then please let Mark B know before noon on Sunday, stating your two seating options.
28th November 2014 - Southampton Away Ticket Allocation Update
Unfortunately the 51 members on the attached list on the right were unsuccessful in their application for a ticket for the away game vs Southampton on December 28th 2014.
75 HDCSC members requested tickets but the total allocation of 150 tickets between all Platinum Supporters Clubs for an away Premier League game was more than three times over-subscribed for this match!
As a result each Platinum Supporters Club that applied for tickets received only 32% of its original order ... so therefore HDCSC received only 24 of the 75 tickets that it ordered.
Chelsea asked all Platinum Club Secretaries to indicate their preference as to whether over subscribed orders should remain on the current "first come, first served" basis or whether the allocation should be apportioned with each Club receiving an equal percentage of its original ticket order regardless of the size of its order.
Following CFC's receipt of this feedback from Platinum Supporters Clubs, the consensus decision was that it would be fairer for tickets to be allocated to clubs on a percentage allocation basis.
Apart from ourselves there are three other Platinum Supporters Clubs within the "Southern" area (Swindon, Bristol & Bath, and South Dorset). With their now being 32 Platinum Supporters Clubs
worldwide (110 members are needed for a club to receive "Platinum" status) as a result of both the location, the Christmas week timing of the game, and the opposition's recent success ...
tickets for this game were always going to be in high demand.
The apportioned allocation method was also HDCSC's stated preference, because with demand so high it would have been very unfair for either HDCSC or indeed any other Supporters Club to have received more than half of all the 150 tickets available when there are so many clubs requesting tickets. Conversely as a club we may very easily have received no tickets at all, which would not have been ideal for a club such as ours that had so many members wishing to attend what is a high demand but also relatively local match during Christmas week.
Therefore in allocating the 24 available tickets, by necessity a combination of the numerous internal loyalty factors that have been previously discussed have played a part on this occasion
(i.e. meeting attendances, paying on time, use of HDCSC club travel, membership longevity, current & previous contribution to club development, ordering of match tickets through HDCSC, etc
If your name is on the attached list then the deposit you have previously paid is also alongside your name. The Club's preference is for you to please text Mark B with your Bank Account Number and Sort Code so that HDCSC can transfer your deposit back into your bank account for you asap. At this stage this will be easier for the Club than keeping these deposits as a credit against your name for future ticket orders.
In the event of some of your family group having been successful in their ticket applications but not others, please let Mark B know if you would prefer not to attend the match and instead wish to return your ticket to HDCSC for re-allocation.
Please remember however that whilst CFC has the final discretion to amend its policy at any time, as per CFC's standard policy match tickets that will go on sale to normal "non HDCSC member" Season Ticket Holders and True Blue Members on Monday 1st and Monday 8th December respectively will not be sold on a loyalty point basis.
All HDCSC members on this attached list will therefore have the opportunity to log in before 7am on those respective dates in order to try to purchase tickets online through the CFC website in the normal way.
Thank you for your understanding, and apologies once again to all members who have unfortunately missed out on the HDCSC order on this occasion.
28th November 2014 - Spurs Away Ticket Allocation Update
Unfortunately the 7 members on the attached list on the left were unsuccessful in their application for a ticket for the away game vs Spurs on January 1st 2015.
34 HDCSC members requested tickets but the total allocation of 150 tickets between all Platinum Supporters Clubs for an away Premier League game was oversubscribed for this match. As a result each Platinum Supporters Club that applied for tickets received only 81% of its original order ... so therefore HDCSC received only 27 of the 34 tickets that it ordered. Refunds of the indicated deposit payments will naturally be available to be made asap, ideally by BACS transfer from HDCSC to each members personal account.
Please remember however that with the attached 7 HDCSC members being Season Ticket Holders, there will be an opportunity to purchase through the CFC website from 7am on Monday 1st December depending upon the loyalty points that will be required. Thank you for your understanding, and apologies once again for those who have missed out on the HDCSC order on this occasion.
19th November 2014 IMPORTANT UPDATE RE TICKET ALLOCATION FOR HIGH DEMAND MATCHES (INCLUDING FORTHCOMING SOUTHAMPTON & SPURS AWAY MATCHES) ...
Due to the extremely high demand for Southampton Away tickets (and equally the Spurs Away tickets), with only 150 Premier League Away tickets available to share between all of Chelsea's 31 worldwide Platinum Supporters Clubs for each match it is certain that not everyone who ordered a ticket will get one.
Rather than the previous ticket ordering process being on a "first come first served" basis, the policy has now changed so that all Supporters Clubs' ticket allocations will be apportioned in relation to the total demand from all applying Platinum Supporters Clubs. So if the demand from Platinum Clubs for tickets to a specific match was double the available supply, each Club would only receive half the number of tickets that they asked for.
This means that after HDCSC members have reached Chelsea's required criteria to be included on a match ticket order (i.e. 10 points for a Category AA game), should demand exceed supply then as previously discussed in meetings "internal" HDCSC loyalty factors will then become the deciding factors as to whether members receive the match ticket they have ordered. As has been relayed, we are a supporters "Club" not just a conveniently easy source of obtaining high demand Chelsea match tickets, so the most important factor will be the level of internal loyalty that has been demonstrated by members' attendances throughout the season at the Clubs' monthly meetings. This thereby supports and benefits the Club and its future standing, because HDCSC exists primarily for the benefit of its members ... and as such an HDCSC member who is more involved with the Supporters Club will in return be better positioned to obtain match tickets through HDCSC than for example a Season Ticket holder who may have a high number of loyalty points with Chelsea but attends a minimal number of HDCSC meetings.
In order to benefit those members who both contribute the most towards the club's successful growth (and also by their actions make the club easier to run), other internal loyalty factors that will be taken into account will be such aspects as the payment of monies due within the requested time frame, willingness to participate in Club organised minibus or coach travel arrangements to matches rather than separately (which thereby reduces costs for both the Club and other travelling members), involvement with activities that support and promote the Club (e.g. raffle tickets or HDCSC branded leisurewear purchases), ordering match tickets through HDCSC where they are collected at monthly meetings - rather than ordering online because they would then instead be delivered to a members' home address, etc. etc.
If HDCSC members are not successful in receiving match tickets for over subscribed HDCSC match ticket orders in future due to the above factors, then naturally as True Blue Members the option to purchase online directly from Chelsea will always be available as from the date they go on sale all other non HDCSC True Blue Members and Season Ticket holders.
13th November 2014 115 members at yesterday's Hastings & District Chelsea Supporters Club monthly meeting (that's half the total membership at last night's meeting!). Thanks to everyone who came along, and by doing so helped to show other members old and new that by being there at each meeting we all play an important part in the club's growth and success! Next meeting date Wednesday 17th December @ 7:30pm.
10th November 2014 Match ticket orders & payments being taken at next meeting (Weds 12th November 7:30pm at ESSC) for Derby (A), Stoke (A), Southampton (A), Newcastle (H), Spurs (A), Swansea (A) & Man City (H). Collect tickets for WBA, Spurs & Lisbon (Home) ... and Schalke (Away). Important for all members to attend if they can please as lots of info & updates being relayed.
Draw for free match ticket if you're at the meeting, and Xmas Raffle Tickets orders to be paid for please ... and if any members haven't yet ordered raffle tickets then you can do at the meeting. £1 per strip and there's a separate draw for a signed shirt for all who order £10 worth (and well done to members so far as everyone's ordered at least £10 each!). The more people do so to help the club, the better the prizes will be that we can return to you as members in addition to helping our good cause of St Michael's Hospice.
Please also wear a Chelsea shirt to the meeting if you have one, because we'll look to do a new "HDCSC Group Photo" with the new flag ... and the photo always looks much better when everyone's wearing colours!
22nd October 2014 IMPORTANT HDCSC MEETING DATE CHANGE INFO ....
The November monthly meeting at ESSC has now been moved from the first Wednesday to the second Wednesday of the month, so NOW 12TH NOVEMBER. AT 7:30pm.
The December monthly meeting at ESSC has now been moved from the first Wednesday to the third Wednesday of the month, so NOW 17TH DECEMBER. AT
This is due to Chelsea having matches that some Committee Members will be attending on both the original dates (Maribor Away and Spurs Home).
Ticket orders and payments for the WEST HAM UTD HOME GAME will now therefore need to be texted to Mark B by Friday 31st October please, rather than at the November meeting as originally intended.
We will now also hold the HDCSC Annual Christmas Raffle at the 17th December monthly meeting, and more info will be provided to members soon in regard to raffle ticket purchase arrangements.
25th September 2014 The Shrewsbury Town Away 4th Round Capital One cup game will be on Tuesday 28th October, kick off 7:45pm. (The game will be live on Sky Sports). Please text Mark B to let him know asap but BEFORE 10am on SUNDAY 28th SEPTEMBER if you would like to be included on the ticket order, and please also say whether or not you would like a seat on a coach/minibus if HDCSC arranged one. No match ticket prices yet (but for Shrewsbury's 3rd round home game vs Norwich they were only £12 & £6).
23rd September 2014 HDCSC received 43 tickets for Crystal Palace Away ... all those who ordered tickets will receive one (with the exception of those Mark B has spoken to personally to arrange for them to either order themselves online or who are not now going).
16th September 2014 Two spare Schalke tickets (& seats on minibus leaving ESSC 4pm) available for tomorrow. Contact Mark B if interested.
15th September 2014 IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR MEMBERS WHO HAVE ORDERED TICKETS FOR CRYSTAL PALACE AWAY - Due to the very high demand for Crystal Palace Away tickets, HDCSC will not be receiving its full request for 55 ticket. At the moment the indications are that we may instead receive around 40.
As a result, in addition to the standard HDCSC Club Rule 2.1 applying (i.e. ... "All HDCSC members will also need to have attended at least one meeting (which can include the previous season’s AGM) before they can be included on any ticket order for the current season."), Rule 2.5 will additionally be applied for this ticket order.
As members have been reminded at HDCSC monthly meetings, Rule 2.5 states ... "In the event of high ticket demand, and not every eligible member being able to receive a match ticket, at the committee’s discretion the internal supporters’ club ticket allocation may then be decided by the number of HDCSC meetings each member has attended throughout the season."
The current position is that all members who have attended just 2 or more of the 4 monthly meetings held so far this season will receive a ticket. Members who have so far attended only 1 (or none at all) of the 4 meetings are unlikely to receive a ticket, but these members will be notified either way during the next 48 hours and before they become available to purchase through the www.ChelseaFC.com website on a loyalty point basis.
Any qualifying members who have included other non qualifying family relation members on their ticket order (i.e. anyone who has not attended more than 1 meeting), please text Mark B asap tomorrow morning if you would instead prefer not to purchase a ticket should your family relation now not be able to go.
12th September 2014 Schalke (home) and Bolton (home) tickets are now available to collect from Mark B at 76 Ashford Rd, Hastings TN34 2HZ.
11th September 2014 Thanks to all the 94 HDCSC members for attending last Wednesday's monthly meeting, and for your patience in awaiting a response to your resulting texts & questions. From a membership that now stands at 207, the last 3 monthly meetings have been attended by 86, 85 & 73 members respectively ... so well done to everyone who came along, and keep up the support for the club by being there for each monthly meeting if you can.
30th August 2014 HDCSC members wanting to order Bolton Home match tickets through the Supporters Club must let Mark B know by noon on Tuesday 2nd September. Tickets for all areas of the stadium are £25 Adults, £12 Seniors & Juniors so say where you want to sit. Monies can be delivered to Mark or Bacs'd to HDCSC's bank account preferably at time of order, or at the latest the next day at the monthly meeting on Wednesday 3rd September at 7:30pm. (Leaving it until the meeting to say you want a ticket will be too late, as the Club order would already have needed to be submitted ... so if you miss the HDCSC deadline you'd then need to order your match ticket through the CFC website when they go on sale to members).
29th August 2014 HDCSC members wanting to order Schalke Home match tickets through the Supporters Club must let Mark B know by noon on Tuesday 5th September. Tickets for all areas of the stadium are £35 Adult, £17.50 Seniors & Juniors so say where you want to sit. Monies can be delivered to Mark or Bacs'd to HDCSC's bank account preferably at time of order, or at the latest the next day at the monthly meeting on Wednesday 6th September at 7:30pm. (Leaving it until the meeting to say you want a ticket will be too late, as the Club order would already have needed to be submitted ... so if you miss the HDCSC deadline you'd then need to order your match ticket through the CFC website when they go on sale to members).
19th August 2014 Next monthly meeting on Wednesday 3rd September at 7:30pm at the Elphinstone Sports & Social Club. Taking ticket orders for QPR Home (full ticket payments), Crystal Palace Away (£30/£15 deposits) and Man Utd Away (£30/£15 deposits). Ordering a ticket for the QPR Home game would provide members with 3 loyalty points towards the 10 loyalty points that they would need to be included on either the Crystal Palace Away or Man Utd Away ticket orders. As usual, free match ticket draw at the meeting for all attendees.
5th August 2014 HDCSC is a member of the Chelsea Supporters Trust, and the Trust is conducting its second Annual Survey. By completing it, the Trust will be able to operate on a mandate that truly represents their membership's views about the issues affecting the Club. As for last year, the results will be presented to CFC. Your opinions really matter; for example, the overwhelming opposition to Viagogo in last year's survey has now made that particular question redundant!
HDCSC members please complete the survey if you can, which can be accessed via the following link .... https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PRHC2ML . The Closing Date is Friday 15th August, thanks for your participation!
4th August 2014 Monthly meeting this Wednesday 6th August at 7:30pm at the Elphinstone Sports & Social Club. Taking ticket orders for Aston Villa Home (full ticket payments), Man City Away (£30/£15 deposits), and Arsenal Home (full ticket payments). Will probably run a minibus to Man City away so will take names of people who would want a seat if provided. Aston Villa ticket orders will count towards the 10 loyalty points members would need to be able to order either a Man City or Arsenal ticket. Also last chance at the meeting to order HDCSC branded clothing. Leicester tickets available for collection and free match ticket draw for all attendees.
24th July 2014 A 17 seater minibus has now been booked for 11 people so far to go to the Everton Away game on Saturday 30th August, 5:30pm kick off. If any other members who didn't originally put their name down would now like to go, then you have the opportunity to be included on the match ticket order by letting Mark Barfoot know before Saturday 26th July.
12th July 2014 For a limited time only prior to Thursday 7th August 2014, Chelsea FC has now given HDCSC members the opportunity to order branded leisurewear through the Supporters Club. Click here or on the picture (right) to view the types & colours available, together with the prices and ordering details.
10th July 2014 Hastings & District Chelsea Supporters Club has presented St Michael’s Hospice, Hastings with a football that’s been signed by all the Chelsea first team players so that it may be auctioned at the Hospice’s forthcoming Charity Fundraising Golf Day on 6th October. After hearing of the Supporters Club’s plans, the Chelsea FC Foundation also got involved and before Chelsea’s last home game of the season very kindly donated two match tickets for the Chelsea vs Norwich City game which the Supporters Club then used to raise a further £100 for the Hospice. Pictured left to right are St Michael’s Hospice staff members Joe Dowsing, Darran Penfold and Marcia Dart with HDCSC's Mark Barfoot.