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Wednesday, 11th October 2017 1:09pm

The club has been requested to consider submitting a response to the Government Consultation of independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland. The consultation seeks views to inform the independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland, conducted by Lord Bracadale. The review is considering whether changes need to be made to the current laws; whether existing offences should be extended to cover other groups; and whether all hate crimes should be brought into one area of legislation. This consultation will take into consideration of aspects of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 hence the notice being circulated to SPFL clubs for their viewpoint.
This matter will be discussed at the SPFL General Meeting.

Tuesday, 10th October 2017 7:41pm

Notice of forthcoming SPFL General Meeting received. The meeting will take place at Hampden on the 23rd October, with attendance expected from a club representative.

Preparations continue for Keith on Saturday. This includes double checking player eligibility with regards to outstanding suspensions and loan agreements.

Monday, 9th October 2017 7:23pm

First team training has continued as normal despite International break, with additional sessions organised.
The routine and regular meetings continue to be held with the management team with regard to player and match preparation.

A new staff handbook has been distributed to all staff. This is an extensive piece of work that updated and compiled in one document a comprehensive set of club policy and procedures. The conclusion of this ensures that the club has in place the required and appropriate policies to help us function effectively and is consistent with the relevant legislation. Policies will be reviewed on an annual basis or when legislation changes.

All arrangements are now in place for the Sportsman's Dinner next month and the club now needs supporters to back this important fundraising event. An email has gone out to all members and the event will also be publicised through A5 flyers, distributed at the turnstiles before the next two home games.

Saturday, 7th October 2017 6:02pm

An update on some of the activity that took place over the last few days:-

- Operations Meeting
Regular meeting held. Under-20 match arrangements altered and agreed with SPFL.
The SFA club license process was also discussed. The Club Licensing system encompasses a National and European regulatory system. Licensing sets out standards and procedures by which clubs will be assessed as a basis for continuous improvement of many aspects of football. It is a modern form of regulation. National Club Licensing applies to Scottish FA member clubs and UEFA Club Licensing applies to Scottish Professional Football League Premiership clubs. National Club Licensing operates a Gold, Silver, Bronze and Entry level system. Clubs are granted an overall award reflecting the lowest level that the club achieves in the four sections of criteria (Ground, First Team Football, Youth Team Football and Legal, Admin, Finance and Codes of Practice). The club will learn the outcome of this process later this month.

- Sponsorship and Hospitality
Work continues in the promotion and selling of matchday hospitality and sponsorship, as the physical infrastructure is re-aligned to match the needs. The club would be delighted to hear from any fans/members who can refer leads or who may wish to support the club themselves.
Bar 58, situated on the third floor of the Main Stand, continues to be a popular pre-match routine for a number of fans.

- Local Area Networks
Small, medium and large businesses in the Cumbernauld and surrounding areas are being invited to presentations at Broadwood to promote the club, its work in the community and the sponsorship opportunities that are available to these businesses. The first tranche of companies, 25 in number, were approached this week.

- Charity
Meeting held to develop finance management systems. Especially relevant now that funding sources and consequently the need for greater monitoring and evaluation has increased.
New community programme commenced this week.
Meeting held with Foundation fundraiser as we continue to seek external funding to support activities.

Friday, 22nd September 2017 3:39pm

The Trustees of the Clyde Community Foundation met this week as part of their routine bi-monthly meetings.
This is an opportunity for Community Manager Tom Elliott to give a formal update of current activity. Topics included; evaluating the summer camps, a report on the Foundation's financial position specifically in relation to restricted grant funding, an update on re-launch of the Clyde Crew and a review of existing PVG procedures.

Thursday, 21st September 2017 7:03pm

A series of meetings have been held recently by the Operations sub-group of the board, to discuss and monitor current activity in what has been an exceptionally busy time at the club.

Matters discussed include:-

- Review and implementation of enhanced training facilities and arrangements at Broadwood that will directly benefit the senior and under-20 teams’ preparation.
- Establishment of new treatment room exclusive for club use
- Establishment of a new club office to fully operational status, in addition to the matchday office
- Ongoing work continues with NLL in reviewing and implementing changes within Main Stand areas to enhance matchday experience for supporters, with particular regard to Bar58 and hospitality areas.
- A new matchday Boardroom has also been introduced

Thursday, 21st September 2017 7:03pm

On Tuesday, a meeting held with New College Lanarkshire (NCL) to revisit and up-grade the partnership agreement between Clyde and NCL, as the club seeks to introduce a new player development model in conjunction with the College.

Monday, 14th August 2017 5:07pm

Updated versions of SFA & SPFL guidelines and procedures have been received, reviewed and are currently being implemented. This is to ensure compliance in administration and matchday operations as the season commences.

The club is continuing to liaise with NLL on the logistical challenges for training and development league matches, as the outside pitch at Broadwood is being repaired.

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 9:31am

The club received regulations for the forthcoming IRN-BRU Cup, with main difference being opportunity to use an additional substitute in extra-time (as per last season's Scottish Cup). Other points to note:-

Over Age Players

To play in a Colt Team in this Season's competition a Player must have been born on or after 1 January 1998. However, Colt Teams participating in the competition are permitted, but not obliged, to play a maximum of two Over Age Players. There is no upper age limit with regard to the Over Age Players.


The Board Recommended Minimum Prices are now £10 and £5 for all matches in the Competition, excluding the Final.

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 9:19am

Governance sub group of the Board met yesterday as it continues work on an internal policy review, including a review of articles of association.

The operations group met this afternoon to review management of ongoing activity and preparations for the season ahead. This included relationship management of sponsors and matchday activity procedures.

Work is ongoing with commercial/income generation for season 2017-18, including securing match sponsors and corporate hospitality bookings.

The club is also working with NLL in order to rearrange training lets due to essential maintenance of the outside pitch.