Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust was well represented at Berwick Rangers F.C. AGM held in the boardroom at Shielfield Park on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013.
The club reported a gross profit of almost £23,300 for the period from June, 2012 to the end of May, 2013. This period included two home league games against Rangers but the combined policing and stewarding bill for these matches amounted to a hefty £25,000. Club chairman Brian Porteous, who was re-elected to the post, acknowledged the important contribution to club finances made by both the Supporters Trust and Supporters Club and thanked all fans for their continuing support.
He also expressed his unhappiness with recent results and the team’s low league position. Whilst some of the team’s football has been attractive to watch, the manager and assistant manager are well aware of the importance of results. Though their budget on players has not been fully spent, no new signings can be made until the forthcoming January ‘transfer window’. The Board will also make additional funds available for the purchase of players during that period.
Questions from the floor included points about loan players and the wisdom of the Reserves playing in two separate leagues. The chairman saw advantages to them playing in the SPFL Reserve League as it offered a higher standard of play than the East of Scotland League and generally, more opportunities for open football.