BIAS deplores Sky’s casual treatment of fans who yet again face difficult journeys at an important time of year for many, for the sake of television fixtures. While we understand the financial benefits, and the importance of income to the club, BIAS also question at what point the balance lies between taking every available income stream and protecting loyal fans. We understand it is difficult for clubs to say no to moving fixtures, but would like to better understand the
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Over the weekend of 1/2 July BIAS attended the annual Supporters Summit run jointly by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Supporters Direct (SD), as well as taking part in the FSF AGM. The event was held in the very impressing St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent, and getting off the train at “Sergi Station” brought back great memories of our last trip to the town. The day was opened by Malcolm Clarke, FSF Chairman with Ashley Brown – CEO
BIAS is committed to representing the interests of our membership. As part of our relationship with the club, the BIAS committee has regular meetings with BFC reps to receive updates, raise issues directly, and provide advice. This system has worked very well for fans recently, with improvements to ticketing, influence in the customer charter and dealing with issues such as the change in the New Road gantry. On several occasions we have been asked to advise on issues that BFC
It may not even be half time in the footballing calendar, but we’re already thinking about next season. The club is probably thinking about ticket prices for next year and we want to know your thoughts on this important issue. What do you like about the changes this season and what could be better? Do you have concerns about the ease of purchasing a ticket, particularly at short notice? Are prices affordable? Do you understand match categories? What are your
Nick Kilby, Director of Brentford’s only tea company teapigs is the latest member of BIAS. Having visited Griffin Park several times last year (this is the sort of team bonding office excursion BIAS likes to promote) he and his wife now have their own season tickets. teapigs has their own perimeter board and regularly advertises in the programme, showing a strong commitment to Brentford FC. The reason for telling you all this is not that we like Nick (which we
Come join your fellow USA Supporters in the Washington, DC area. We will be watching the 1st Leg of the Playoff this Friday, 8 May, at 2:45pm at: Summers Restaurant 1520 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 528-8278
Josh Hinckson, who works in the Club’s Academy, and Ryan Peters, who played for The Bees between 2004 and 2008 and now works for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, have just completed a placement in Palestine. Day One We arrived safely in Tel Aviv and after a few testing questions at visa control and a few shifty answers from Josh and myself, they allowed us through. The car was there to greet us and what he assured us was an
Following on from the success of 2013, Brentford FC CST in partnership with ISIS Waterside Regeneration, Syon Park and The Canal & River Trust are pleased to announce The ISIS Challenge 2014. What is the ISIS Challenge? The ISIS Challenge is a community sports activity day aimed at participants of all ages and abilities.The events are designed to be inclusive whilst also offering a challenge for both the beginner and more experienced competitor. Following the same format as 2013, this
POLITICAL FOOTBALL, narrated and produced by BBC 5-Live’s Adrian Goldberg, tells the story of ABeeC – the BIAS political campaign in the 2002 Local Authority elections. The campaign was borne out of a frustration felt by many Brentford supporters at the lack of political willingness to engage with the Football Club’s avowed aim of seeking a new stadium.
Standard Tandoori in Twickenham are delighted to offer BIAS members a 20% discount off their a la carte menu when they produce their current BIAS membership cards. Standard Tandoori can be found at 68 Heath Road Twickenham and their phone number is 020 8891 2643.