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Introducing the Connacht Clan (Supporters Club)

By Connacht Rugby
July 15 2011

With Connacht’s first season of Heineken Cup and newly re-branded RaboDirect PRO12 rugby fast approaching, plans for the new Official Supporters Club are well advanced.

The new Supporters Club which will be named the ‘Connacht Clan’ will pay homage to the historical warrior spirit of the ancient people of the province. The Connacht Clan will be open to all supporters of Connacht Rugby, with season ticket holders automatically becoming members.
The main function of the Connacht Clan will be to unite all Connacht supporters behind one banner and provide information to fans on home and away fixtures involving the men in green. They will be tasked with arranging transport to away games both within Ireland and around Europe.
Throughout the year they will also be organising various social events and fans forums around the province. However one of the most important benefits of the new Connacht Clan will be the priority access to tickets for Heineken Cup and Inter-provincial games in the Sportsground before they go on general release.

Supporters' Club details.  

The overall mission is to increase the bond between Connacht Rugby and it's supporters and to be seen as one united group improving performance both on and off the field.  

Who are we targeting?  The Connacht Rugby family both at home and abroad.  

This includes:  

  1. Season Ticket holders *
  2. Supporters who can't commit to a season ticket
  3. Supporters from outside the Connacht area who may only make one or two games a season but want to be part of the Connacht family.
    *Membership would be automatic for those under the first category (ST holders); or available at a cost of €20 to the other two groups. 

What you get?  

  1. Weekly (online) newsletter.
  2. Connacht Supporters' Club pin badge (exclusive to club members)
  3. Ticket to one Magners (Celtic) League game (excluding interpros). Tickets must be applied for from the Connacht Branch and collected three days in advance of the chosen game.
  4. Priority for major European and Celtic League games plus play-offs, knock-out phases etc.
  5. Occasional Supporters' Club exclusive items, T-Shirts, scarves, beanies etc.
  6. Supporters club forum with players and management, where pre-agreed questions submitted by Supporters' Club members are posed at a venue selected by the supporters (twice yearly).
  7. Supporters’ Club player of the year award.
  8. Supporters’ Club draw where members could win a coaching session for their chosen club/school team. Connacht Rugby would agree to make available one player and one member of coaching staff to a particular team selected by the winning Supporters' Club member. The draw could also include other goodies donated by Connacht Rugby.
  9. Priority booking for away trips.
  10. Supporters’ Club to designate two matches a season as the official away games and liaise with a travel partner to make packages available to Supporters' Club members.
  11. These ten points have been collated by the Branch and are an assimilation of suggestions we have made and others they have put forward. In addition the Connacht Branch has made available the use of the clubhouse facilities to the Supporters' Club and has placed the administrative services of Martin Fallon at our disposal.
For anyone who is interested in getting involved in the club, the Connacht Clan will hold their first annual AGM on Wednesday evening next, 20th of July at 7pm in the Sportsground.
This meeting is open to all fans of Connacht Rugby and we would encourage as many people as possible to come along. 

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