Feb DCDSC Social - Tour of The iPro Stadium Home Of The Rams - Monday 2nd February Get behind the scenes at the World famous iPro Stadium, we meet in the Players Lounge for a fantastic tour of the iPro. To book your place you can either visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/dcdsc1 or click here to email Tim Chairman@dcdsc.co.uk There are a limited number of places available so book yours ASAP. Tours are only for DCDSC Members and their carers so please no booking places for friends, if you do have additional family & friends that would like to come, get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do, though can't ...
Our Christmas Fuddle which is happening this coming Monday December 8th in the Players Lounge at The iPro Stadium Totally FREE for DCDSC members & their carer, you just need to have registered >>CLICK TO DOWNLOAD A MEMBERSHIP FORM<< Doors open a little earlier at 7.15pm reason for this is our guests are expected to arrive at 7.30pm if you follow us on facebook you'll know that this years guests are Lee Grant, Eric Steele & (winger) Alefe Santos so make sure to bring your camera and autograph book. We also have a fantastic young close up Magician Ed Sumner joining us, you'll be ...
Derby County Disabled Supporters Club Members Social on Monday 10th November sees the return of Chief Sports Writer for The Derby Telegraph Steve Nicholson Doors open at 7.30pm - FREE We're pleased to be able to get Steve back to talk to us, giving us an insight to his journalistic career and stories he's covered over the years following The Rams. Social is for DCDSC Members & carers only, other DCFC Supporters club members & non-disabled supporters are welcome to join, please contact us for details.
[enlarge_text] As you will have seen on our face book page (www.facebook.com/dcdsc1) we have the first social of the season on Monday 1st September 2014. It's a chance to come along to join or renew your DCDSC membership, meet other members and have a chat with us to see what we have planned for the first half of the season. Membership forms will be available on the night or you can download one and bring it along with you. A change to our membership this year is it's TOTALLY FREE! You just need to register. Even the DCDSC social nights are FREE for Disabled supporter & carer, so ...
Please note that this years AGM will be held on Thursday 15th May 2014 at the iPro Stadium. We will have vacancies on the committee and would welcome members to get involved and help move the DCDSC forward. Nomination forms will have been emailed out to all members along with notification of the AGM if you haven't received these please email me at the address below or call the number given. I look forward to seeing you there. Take care Tim Chairman-DCDSC Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Telephone - 01332 402415
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
With links to the M1, M6, M6 Toll and M42, St. George’s Park is easily accessible by car:
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
Directions from the A38 from Derby
An evening with the Rams CEO Sam Rush
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
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.
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” 🙂
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!
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.