No organisation can get by without their patrons, and Altrincham Football Club are no different.
People who offer financial or other support - the dictionary definition of the word - are an essential element of any successful venture, and that maxim is held dear at The J.Davidson Stadium more than most places.
It is why, when the club sought ways to keep income levels on an even keel during the fallow months of summer, thoughts turned to involving an ever-supportive fan base in an initiative that would bring rewards in return for financial backing.
Hence, the Patrons Scheme came into being, and what a success it has been since its launch in 2005/06, providing a steady stream of funds to help tide the club over between the end of one season and start of the next.
It’s an arrangement that suits and benefits all concerned, with each £50 joining fee giving the club some breathing space in the off-peak summer months and the various incentives providing participants with value for their contributions, as well as a sense of satisfaction at helping make ends meet.
The appeal of being able to call yourself a patron of Altrincham FC shows no sign of wearing off, either. Details of the scheme for 2020-21 were only released at the start of this month, yet there are already around 145 Alty supporters who have boldly cast aside the current mood of uncertainty by pledging their £50.
In return for their invaluable backing, they will have their own slot in the Robins Review match programme throughout the coming campaign and be entered into various draws for prizes such as hospitality packages.
We never tire of lining up our Patrons and giving them a public pat on the back, as we do here, below, and in every matchday programme, when each and every one of them gets an honourable mention.
It is recognition that is richly deserved, and, needless to say, we always have room for more. If you feel you would like to call yourself a Patron of Altrincham FC - and make a direct contribution to next season’s playing budget in the process, because that’s where your money will go - have a look at what’s on offer by clicking here!
Our 2020/21 Patrons are:
|6||In memory of David Cameron|
|7||John 'Logie' Petch|
|10||Mike Conboy & Family|
|11||Phil & Gill James|
|12||Barry Alan Clout|
|15||Patrick J McMorrow|
|29||Matt, Missy & Mason Renninger|
|30||In memory of Derek Kennerley|
|44||In Memory Of James Surridge|
|46||Team Manchester WLC|
|62||In Memory of Jacqui Forster|
|72||Dr Nigel Lord|
|85||Mrs N Potts|
|96||Premix Services Ltd|
|101||Allison & Peter Lewis|
|102||The Rowley Family|
|107||Richie Bentley Catering|
|149||In memory of Martin Jordan|