FA Tour

 

Thanks for everyone that has booked to go on the tour of the new FA Centre at St George’s Park near Burton.

Below are the directions that they have on their website, they say to get off the A38 at the Branston junction which is Burton South. If you’re unsure how to get there and you’re coming from Derby, I would stay on the A38 and get off at the Barton under Needwood junction.

Go all the way through Barton village, and turn right just before an Indian Restaurant (used to be a pub stands on its own). Should be signposted St George’s Park and Byrkley Garden Centre.

Follow this road until you come to a island (New Inn pub on right), turn left at the island towards Abbots Bromley, just after the trees on your left there is a turning for St George’s Park/FA Centre – big signs you shouldn’t miss it.  If you reach the airfield with planes on your left you’ve gone too far.

Turn left into St George’s Park mind the (speed bumps), follow the road all the way, don’t turn for the hotel carry on down the drive, the FA Centre is on the left at the bottom, turn left into the car park (aim for the gap between the hotel and FA Centre), go to the bottom and turn right toward the FA, there is lots of Disabled parking right outside the FA Centre, so park as close as you want too.

If you do get lost, call me on 07515 431665

The tour will start at 3.00pm – so try and get there about 2.30pm as we have to sort out tickets etc. 

If you are using a SAT NAV please use the postcode DE13 9PD (which will probably take you another way :-))

Look forward to seeing you all, don’t forget to bring your cameras plenty of pics for your face book pages   🙂

 

 

—- Their Directions —

St. George’s Park’s central location and connectivity means it’s easy to reach from wherever you are. 40% of the UK’s population live within a two hour drive and it’s only 90 minutes by train from London. It’s easily accessible for international visitors too with its proximity to local airports. Local rail stations are at Burton upon Trent and Derby, while the M1, M6 and M42 motorways are nearby.

The Green Team at St. George’s Park have implemented a Travel Plan which aims to encourage more sustainable transport behaviour by all potential users of the site. Please consider your environmental impacts and choice of transport when travelling to St. George’s Park.

 

Address – St. George’s Park, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9PD, UK

By car

With links to the M1, M6, M6 Toll and M42, St. George’s Park is easily accessible by car:

  • A38 – 10 minutes
  • M6 TOLL Junction 4 – 20 minutes
  • Derby – 30 minutes
  • Birmingham – 50 minutes
  • Nottingham – 50 minutes
  • London – 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Manchester – 1 hour 40 minutes

If you are using a SAT NAV please use the postcode DE13 9PD. We are working with the council to install brown signs which are expected to be in place by the beginning of September.

If you are travelling with a group please car share where possible to minimise environmental impacts and congestion. Please be considerate to the local villages in the countryside surrounding St. George’s Park. We advise all drivers to follow the routes detailed below and not to travel through the villages, this is for your ease and convenience and their peace and quiet. When setting your GPS please avoid villages.

Travelling from Birmingham along the A38

  • Take exit at the Branston junction and turn right on to the A5121 Wellington Road.
  • Continue on the A5121 for approximately 1km before taking the second exit (Parkway) at the roundabout by Morrisons.
  • Follow Parkway for approximately 1.6km and then turn left at the roundabout with the B5017 (Shobnall Road).
  • Follow the B5017 for approximately 6km and then take the second exit (B5234) at the roundabout by New Inn.
  • Continue for approximately 500m and the site entrance is on the left.

Directions from the A38 from Derby

  • Take the exit at the Branston junction and turn left on to the A5121 Wellington Road.
  • The directions are then the same as above.

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Sam’s On Tour

An evening with the Rams CEO Sam Rush

Your chance for a question and Answer session with Rams CEO Sam Rush. Sam will be touring the county stopping off at Proud Partner Marston’s Pedigree pubs to take questions from Rams fans.SmaRushDCDSC

Sam will be at the following locations on the designated times and dates:

Monday 25th March – 7pm At Black Boy Heague 1 Old Road DE56 2BN & Heanor Miners Welfare 50 Ilkeston Road DE75 7DT  At 9pm

Tuesday 2nd April – 7pm At Kings Head Buxton Market Place SK17 6EJ & White Lion Matlock 195 Starkholme Road Matlock DE4 5JA At 9pm

Wednesday 3rd April –  7pm At White Swan 21 Market Place Belper DE56 1FZ  & The Tavern  Derby Road Belper DE56 1UU at 9pm

Monday 8th April – 7pm At Golden Cup Yoxall, Main Street Yoxall DE13 8NQ  & Marstons Sports & Social Club Shobnall Road Burton DE14 2BW At 9pm

Tuesday 9th April – 7pm At Flowerpot Derby, 25 King Street DE1 3DZ  & Nunsfield House Social Club, 33 Boulton Lane Alvaston DE24 0FD  At 9pm

Monday 15th April – 7pm At Boundary South Normanton, Lea Vale Broadmeadows DE55 3NA  &  White Lion Ripley Market Place Ripley DE5 3BR  At 9pm

 

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Sam Rush DCDSC Social Monday 4th March

After all the issues surrounding season tickets recently, I was told by some DCDSC members that they would have liked to speak to the CEO of Derby County Sam Rush, and ask him a question personally.  Well now you can.SmaRushDCDSC

Mr Rush is our guest speaker at our March DCDSC Social this coming Monday, March 4th.

He’s eager to come and meet us, and it was his suggestion that we held more of a Q&A session, though I’m hoping he will talk about his life and times in rugby, and what bought him to Derby.

The social is (as always) a members (with carer) event, so if you haven’t been for a while bring along your membership card.

Usual time, doors open at 7.30pm.  Usual place, PL @ PP. We’ll be looking to start around 8.00pm.

Light refreshments provided, if you want to bring a packet of biccy’s (is it “y or ie”)? To share that would be great. I look forward to seeing you on Monday night, one last thought – “Play nice” 🙂

 

 

 

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Sam Rush Letter

President & Chief Executive

addresses supporters on season ticket issues

It has been a very eventful two months for me in post with the transfer window, the release of our annual financial reports, an executive restructure and of course many great games producing some exciting performances. I did, however, want to write further to you regarding season ticket pricing for next season, which I know has been a major issue for some.

One thing that has become very clear to me even in these few weeks is that the juggling of Club finances, growing commercial revenues, retaining our best players, acquiring quality additions and retaining the cheapest season tickets in the league is not an easy task. We must though all have a desire and responsibility to ensure that Derby County is a thriving Club way into the future. The analysis on our ticket pricing for all groups has been a work in progress for more than 12 months and the underlying purpose was to achieve a fairer system, full of options. We understand that value is important to fans but also we have to balance the Club’s need to drive ticket revenues. It is a fact that Derby County is behind many of our competitors when it comes to what we generate from a season ticket yield perspective.

I have met with a number of independent fans, various Supporters Associations – including John Hemsworth who is the Chairman of the Derby County Supporters’ Clubs, the Rams Trust and the Disabled Supporters Association and conducted my own review during my time at Pride Park. Following that review, I can now confirm that the following changes will be made to the season ticket prices for the forthcoming season:

Seniors: We will stagger the increases over 2 seasons meaning that fans will just pay 50% of the increase next season before moving to the recently advertised price the season afterwards.

Disabled: We will cap the increases at Category D pricing (£300) but still offer the cheaper Category E pricing of £230. No disabled supporter regardless of where they sit within the stadium will pay more than £300 next season.

We will be contacting all affected supporters and for those fans that have already purchased a ticket, please contact the Digonex Ticket Office and you will be credited with the difference.

I hope that the above changes will be received positively. A lot of the past two months has been spent listening to the opinion of many supporters and on this occasion I feel these changes provide a better balance between the needs of the Club and our duty to the wider Rams community.

Moving forward, I firmly believe that we are in a strong position with some of the best players in the league rapidly maturing into a squad that with some quality additions in the summer will ensure a really exciting season.

Thank you as ever for your support.

Up the Rams!

Sam

  CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAM’S LETTER ON DCFC WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disabled Season Ticket News

As most of you will be aware DCFC has dramatically increased their Disabled season ticket prices for the coming 2013-14 season.

We have spoken to Keith DCFC’s DLO (Disabled Liaison Officer) but at the moment the only new information we’ve recently had is that the North West Corner area has been recategorised to a Cat D, which I believe will make an adult Disabled season ticket £300.00 in that area, though I’m not 100% sure.  (If you know different please post a comment below).

This is still a rise of £120.00 on last seasons prices, currently the highest increase we know about is a rise of £245.00 if bought by April if not, then the increase will be £290.00 compared to last season.

Apologies if you’ve visited our website over the past few days, the site was hacked. I’m hoping that we have now resolved the issue, and although we will add to this site, any information we have will be posted on our face book page (www.facebook.com/dcdsc1).

If you’re on facebook like our page and you should then get the updates.

Since the ticket price increase, we have found out that 50% of DCDSC members will not be renewing their season tickets, which is really sad. Many of these supporters have been following and supporting Derby County for over 30, 40, 50 years. I’m not sure that the hierarchy at Pride Park, really understand what impact their decision to impose such massive price increases, will have on the local Derby community.

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