Bury Town fans look set to play a major role in helping transform the Blues fortunes after the creation of the newly formed supporters’ club.
The fledgling committee, which will be chaired by Andrea Clark and consist of vice chairman Mike Rayner, secretary Andrew Bryant and treasurer Ian Cowie, held their first fans’ forum on Monday at Ram Meadow to discuss ways in which they can help safeguard the future of the club.
As well as discussing marketing ideas and general running of the club, which has gone through a torrid time off the field in recent months, a key aim was to re-establish a scheme in which fans contribute directly to give the club a base to build on.
The same scheme was run in 1995 under similar circumstances and the committee are now aiming to raise an initial target of £10,000 and have called on fellow fans to get involved.
Blues Chairman Russell Ward has backed the creation of the committee and knows supporters’ input could prove pivotal in creating a brighter future for the club.
“It was a very positive meeting and some very interesting plans were brought forward to help the club,” he said.
“I’m very keen for the supporters’ club to have a big impact on the club and I want it to be led by them.
“We will meet to discuss things but it is something to be controlled by those fans.
“What we had years ago was too heavily run by directors and I don’t want that again. Some of their early ideas have been fantastic and anything that raises money can only help the club.
“Our main aim is still to get though to the end of year, that is our only real goal.
“Things are looking a lot brighter than early December though, we have moved on from then and things are definitely starting to look a little brighter.”