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    Two new faces on Well Society board

  • Well Society

    Well Society share scheme relaunched

  • Well Society

    Former players’ nostalgia night

  • Well Society

    Bring a friend for free to Livingston game

  • Well Society

    Bid for player dressing room boards

  • Well Society

    Meet Keith Lasley at business breakfast

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    Hampden displays raise funds for the Well Society

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    Well Society giving away £500 travel voucher

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    Academy receives Well Society donation

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    Well Society: AGM report

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    Two new faces on Well Society board

    Two new faces on Well Society board

    Gordon Miller and Derek Watson are the two newly-elected board members with the Well Society.

    Both were at Fir Park on Friday to mark their election, ahead of their first board meeting on 27 November.

    Derek was previously on the Well Society Board. Having left due to work commitments at the time, had no hesitation in putting himself forward to come back on board and believes he can help ensure the younger fans have more of a say in the running of the club.

    “Being a fan owned club means everyone should have a voice regardless of where they sit in the stadium,” he said.

    “I stand in the last section of the east stand among some very passionate and creative individuals, I’d like to think that my election to the board will give me the opportunity to make their voices heard.

    “I’m also now the youngest member of the board and one of my aims is going to to make the Society engaging and attractive to the younger generations of Well fans.”

    Gordon Miller, a season ticket holder in the Phil O’Donnell stand, added: ”It’s a huge honour to join The Well Society board. I was born and raised in Motherwell, and our club is the heart of our community.

    “Being a community club is more than a slogan. Iur club is owned and operated by our community. So our success is entirely dependent on us – the fans.

    “I’m excited about the future of Motherwell FC and at playing a role at delivering a sustainable and successful fan ownership model that will see our club flourish.”

    If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions you’d like to raise ahead of the next Well Society board meeting, please get in touch by emailing well.society@motherwellfc.co.uk.

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    Well Society share scheme relaunched

    Well Society share scheme relaunched

    Last year after consulting with members, the Well Society launched a share issue, giving Motherwell fans the chance to own individual shares in the club.

    Having raised over £40,000 on the first go, the owners of our club are now relaunching the share issue scheme, giving supporters another chance to purchase shares.

    Running until Friday, 21 December, the scheme will allow the Society the chance to make the most of the offer from former owner Les Hutchison to double every penny raised in 2018.

    Shares will be available at a cost of £10 per share, with a minimum purchase of five shares required.

    We are again offering the following discounts to Well Society members.

    Total contributed to the Well Society (on date of purchase)Discount on shares
    Up to £9995%
    £1,000-£4,99910%
    £5,000 and above 15%

    Buying shares allow you to own your own direct part of Motherwell Football Club. Once the share issue is complete, the Well Society will continue to hold the majority shareholding and, therefore, the fan ownership model at the club will not change in any way.

    It is also important to state that this share issue in no way impacts existing Well Society memberships. Your pledges and donations are still very much vital to the club. This is a separate initiative which is entirely optional to all members.

    To apply to purchase shares, fill out this application form and send it to well.society@motherwellfc.co.uk. This can also be done over the phone by calling 01698 338009 or you can post to The Well Society, Fir Park, Fir Park Street, Motherwell, ML1 2QN.

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    Former players’ nostalgia night

    Former players’ nostalgia night

    Motherwell’s former players club, in conjunction with the Well Society, are holding another Nostalgia Night.

    Held in the Cooper Suite at Fir Park on Friday, 5 October, the event will get under way at at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

    This will be a re-run of the very successful night which took place in April earlier this year.

    Providing an opportunity for another 100 supporters to attend the event, the night will include recordings from matches ranging from 1950 to 2000, as well as a short quiz. A number of former players will be in attendance.

    Tickets are priced at £10 and include a programme and a pie at half-time. You can get yours from the Chapman office at Fir Park, or by calling 01698 338006.

    All funds raised from the evening will be donated to the Well Society and benefit under the Double Your Money offer from former owner Les Hutchison.

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    Bring a friend for free to Livingston game

    Bring a friend for free to Livingston game

    We’re giving away free tickets to the owners of our club.

    To thank all of Well Society members for their fantastic support, each member can get a complimentary ticket to the match against Livingston on Saturday, 6 October.

    Society members who are season ticket holders or already have a ticket for the match can bring along a friend for free.

    To claim your free ticket, simply come to the ticket office at Fir Park before Thursday, 4 October before 5pm.

    If you haven’t yet joined the Well Society, you can join us from just £5 per month here.

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    Bid for player dressing room boards

    Bid for player dressing room boards

    Want to get your hands on a unique piece of Motherwell FC memorabilia?

    The Well Society are selling a number of dressing room boards the players would see when they came in for match in the 2017/18 season, which have all been signed by the relevant player.

    The boards available include those used in the home changing room at Fir Park, and also a selection of bespoke ones from our William Hill Scottish Cup final.

    Bidding on boards starts at between £45 and £50 per board. Remember, all money raised will be doubled through the Well Society scheme, meaning additional funds to benefit the club.

    The list of the available boards is below. These are available through the Well Society’s eBay page.

    Available boards

    Richard Tait (Scottish Cup)

    George Newell

    Carl McHugh (Scottish Cup)

    Charles Dunne

    Cédric Kipre (Scottish Cup)

    Liam Grimshaw (Scottish Cup)

    Elliott Frear

    Peter Hartley (Scottish Cup)

    Craig Tanner

    Richard Tait

    Carl McHugh

    Liam Grimshaw

    Gael Bigirimana

    Trevor Carson

    Chris Cadden

    Steven Hammell

    Andy Rose

    Andy Rose (Scottish Cup)

    George Newell (Scottish Cup)

    David Turnbull (Scottish Cup)

    Louis Moult

    Ryan Bowman

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    Meet Keith Lasley at business breakfast

    Meet Keith Lasley at business breakfast

    Assistant manager Keith Lasley is the special guest as the Well Society get set to host their second business breakfast at Fir Park.

    Following the success of the first event in April, a second morning meet has been arranged for businesses and is set to take place on 19 July.

    Fir Park favourite Lasley will be guest speaker in the Millennium Suite, sharing stories from his career in claret and amber.

    The events runs from 7.45am until 9am and costs just £10 per person. Your ticket price includes a breakfast roll, tea, coffee and orange juice.

    Get in touch with the Well Society via our contact form to book your place.

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    Hampden displays raise funds for the Well Society

    Hampden displays raise funds for the Well Society

    Prior to both of last season’s cup finals, the ‘Well support produced two amazing card displays which not only looked the part, but also raised over £9000 for the Well Society.

    Organised by the Well Bois, with support from the Well Society, the fundraising effort was initially to cover the costs of the display. Following on from this, any additional funds generated were to be donated to the Well Society, with money raised further boosted with the “Double Your Money” initiative still in play.

    Our support responded in their droves and by digging deep, they exceeded all expectations and ensured that the Well Bois were able to turn our end of Hampden Park claret and amber, giving our players a sight to behold as they walked out of the tunnel to a rapturous welcome.

    “We would like to thank the Well Bois and the Motherwell support for this incredible effort,” Well Society board member Maureen Kirkwood said.

    “Each and every person involved should be exceptionally proud of how it looked and, of course, the funds raised too.

    “Time and time again our fans knock it out of the park, and we at the Well Society will never take that for granted.”

    Derek Watson, one of the many fans who helped coordinate the displays, added: “We wanted to make sure our fans were represented at the final and we were delighted about how it all turned out.

    “We greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts in making this happen, in particular a big thanks to John McAlpine and Andy Lewis who helped design the displays.

    “It’s always been our aim to bring colour and atmosphere to Motherwell matches, both home and away, and we are extremely grateful to the Motherwell support for their continuous support.”

    If you haven’t already done so you can continue to play your part and help support the club towards more success on and off the field by pledging to the Well Society from just £5 per month by clicking here.

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    Well Society giving away £500 travel voucher

    Well Society giving away £500 travel voucher

    The Well Society, in partnership with i4travel in Wishaw, are giving away a £500 travel voucher to one lucky society member to be spent on a trip of their choice.

    i4travel’s award-winning staff have a wealth of experience and offer the personal touch when it comes to finding you great deals on flights, cruises, accommodation and package holidays worldwide.

    All Well Society members who are either pledging monthly, or have made a contribution of at least £50 in the last 12 months, will be included in the prize draw. It will take place on Monday 1 August.

    If you aren’t yet a member of the Well Society, or you are an existing member who wishes to continue to support the Well Society, simply click here to set up a monthly pledge or here to make a donation. As long as you pledge or donate before 1 August, you will be entered in the draw.

    You can check out all i4travel have to offer here or call the friendly team on 01698 377510.

    Terms and conditions

    Travel voucher is valid until 31 December 2019. No cash alternatives offered. If the winner wishes to give the voucher to a friend or family member they can, as long as that person is a Well Society member.

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    Academy receives Well Society donation

    The Well Society have made a generous £5,000 donation to the Motherwell Football Club academy. 

    The funds, which will go towards supporting a number of areas of the academy, have been gathered as a result of numerous pledges from the society’s members.

    Academy director Steven Hammell believes it will go a long way. “It will help us everywhere, we’re just trying to improve every area we can,” he said.

    “We’re improving sports science, video analysis, day-to-day equipment and facilities too. We’re just trying to create better players, but also better young people as well.”

    Joint chair of the Well Society, Douglas Dickie, says that this donation is an example of the good that can come from fan support, and is urging for more of the same.

    “We do support the club, we integrate with the club and are supporting it financially and just giving it any support we can,” he said.

    “We now see where this money is going and it’s not going in to a black hole. As owners of the club, this money is going directly in to the club in order to secure the future.”

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    Well Society: AGM report

    Well Society: AGM report

    The Well Society held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night (26th June).

    Joint chairman Douglas Dickie reported an increase in membership and income accrued over the past year, related to the success on the park last season when ’Well finished runners-up in both national cup competitions and were seventh in the league.

    Douglas reported that the membership now stands at just over 2,600 which results in an income into the Society of around £15,000 per month. The Society raised just under £200,000 in total over the last year, which included income from a share sale, auction, events and donations.

    This was a fantastic achievement by the membership and in that respect Douglas thanked them for their tremendous support. He outlined that this income is vital to the success of the club throughout including supporting the academy and the club’s Community Trust.

    Douglas complimented both the fantastic success and the work that the academy and the Trust carry out and pointed out that they reach out to over 30,000 people within the community. He appealed to all fans and local businesses to help the Society grow to support the community, underpinning the club’s financial stability and maximising the ‘Double Your Money’ offer given by previous owner Les Hutchison.

    This pledge, whereby Mr Hutchison matches any individual investment made out of his own pocket, ends at the end of December and has a maximum ceiling of £500,000. To take full advantage of this, the Society needs to target income of £300,000 this year.

    The Society has also formed a Business Club and has had one successful meeting where over 20 businesses were in attendance and demand means they have another meeting on July 19. Douglas also took time out to put on record the Society’s thanks for Mr Hutchison’s continued support since the transfer of ownership.

    He said: “We have all seen the benefits of the hard work done throughout the club as a whole including the Society, the community, the academy both on and off the park last season and it is proof of what can be achieved when we all pull together.”

    The meeting closed with a round of questions from the floor and a thank you from Douglas to those attending and to the current board of the Society for their hard work and support throughout the year.