The Annual General Meeting of Crusaders FC will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th May 2013 at Crusaders Social Club (Upstairs Lounge), St Vincent Street, Shore Road, Belfast. All Full Members are invited to attend and entry to the meeting will be strictly on production of a Season Ticket.
All nominations for the officer posts should be received by the Secretary in writing no later than noon on Tuesday 21st May, proposed and seconded by full club members and duly signed. Nomination Form for this purpose can be found in the envelope containing the agenda sent to all members home address.
ACADEMY SIDES LOSE OUT IN NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS 18.05.13
It was an unlucky Saturday for two Crusaders Academy sides today when they unfortunately lost in National League Finals at Windsor Park. The Under 13 side lost 4-2 to Ridgeway Rovers in their National League Final and later in the day the the Under 14 team lost 5-2 to Oliver Plunkett.
Hard luck lads but keep the heads up and come back back better and stronger next year.
JOSH ROBINSON CALLED UP FOR NORTHERN IRELAND UNDER 21's 17.05.13
Congratulations to Crusaders Josh Robinson who has been called up to the Northern Ireland Under 21 squad to play Cyprus at the end of this month.
It is well deserved given his performances this season and we wish Josh the best of luck as he proudly pulls on the shirt of his country once again. We also know he will do himself, his family and of course Crusaders proud.
RESERVES INTO GEORGE WILSON CUP FINAL 16.05.13
Crusaders Reserves are through to the George Wilson Cup Final after they defeated Ballinamallard United II's 3-1 at Seaview this evening.
Coming from a goal behind early on Nicky Hudson, Jamie Mitchell and Kyle Dillon all scored before the break and Crusaders Reserves went in 3-1 ahead. With no further goals in the second half the score stayed as it was and the Cup Final spot was secure.
Crusaders Reserves will now play in the Final next Tuesday night (21st May) at Seaview with the kick off time to be confirmed.
PRE SEASON TOURNAMENT IS ON 08.05.13
Crusaders Football Club are delighted to announce that a Four Team Pre Season Tournament will be held at Ballymena Showgrounds in late July. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking Councillor Paul Frew for all his help and assistance in getting the venue sorted along with the Chief Executive and Staff of Ballymena Council and also Don Stirling Secretary of Ballymena FC.
Participants and full details of the Competition will be made known at the launch of the tournament in Ballymena in the next couple of weeks. It is hoped that everyone will enjoy what should be an exciting tournament just ahead of the new season.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF PLAYER OF THE YEAR NIGHT 02.05.13
With last Saturday nights award ceremony being the success it was supporters who could not attend can now watch the award ceremony by clicking on the link below. You can watch all the winners receive their awards in the edited highlights once again supplied by the SERC.
Also available by clicking the link below again you can watch the speeches of the departing David Rainey, our manager Stephen Baxter and of course the man that is Roy McDonald on his years at the club after receiving a special award in recognition of his services to Crusaders Football Club. There are some great moments in this twenty six minute clip and well worth watching.
So sit back and enjoy both videos and watch our players accept awards from our supporters. "More than a Club" are words that mean everything watching this.
200 CLUB OFFER UP A BIG TON "SUMMER BONUS" 29.04.13
The 200 Club committee are pleased to announce a bonus draw based solely on members current and new paying into both May and Junes draw.
Quite simply if you pay £20, which is May and Junes draw donations, you will then be eligible to be entered into a "one off" draw in June with the chance of winning one of six £100 prizes!! YES you read it correctly...on top of the usual six prizes we are offering a further six prizes of £100 in this one off draw!!
Simply get your money in for the draw and you can win more money if your ball is picked out in this separate draw from the main draw. Members of the 200 Club committee will be in the Social Club every Thursday night to take your donation or you can contact email@example.com to arrange to get the money in to win.
So please give your continued support to a very successful venture and one that has helped the club immensely. The money is ring fenced for the sole purpose of HMRC payments and players wages and don't forget HMRC bills still have to be paid in the close season and it will also set up a "pot" for players wages next season so the cause is ever ongoing and prosperous.
The 200 Club committee is ever grateful and look forward to the 200 Club getting bigger and better next season. In fact why not aim to make it a 300 Club?? Only you the supporters can make this happen and why not??
Pics courtesy of Carl Morrison, Jackie Henry & Hammy McClements