Getting To Know : Bath City Football Club

For the last four years MSA Ltd have been working extensively with Bath City Football Club to help grow a lottery income from the ground up. With much support from the club’s Commercial Manager, Bob Chester, the Goalden Gate Superdraw has now brought in over £44,000 in that time.

Football Clubs worldwide have the ability to reach communities and the people within them like no other industry and Bath City officials are well aware of that. As a community-owned club they have been able to build on the success of their award-winning Bath City Community Sports Foundation by increasing their contribution to the City. Bath City have already successfully collaborated with Kick It Out, Woman at the Game, Time Bank Plus, Age UK BANES, Bath Welcomes Refugees, Bath Amnesty, Autism Unseen, B&NES Council and BEMS+, and are developing a social impact strategy to guide their work in the coming years. The key pillars of their draft strategy are health and wellbeing, education and employment, social inclusion and sports participation.

MSA’s Promotions Manager, Kevin Kay, had the following praise for Bath City “Bath City are one of my favourite teams to work with as they are so well run and have a lovely ground in a beautiful city. It does help when you have someone at the beneficiary such as Bob (Chester, Commercial Manager) who works tirelessly to help with the lottery amongst everything else.”

Everyone at MSA Ltd is looking forward to continuing to raise as much money as possible for the good causes of Bath City Football Club.

Bath City F.C. Hit £30,000 Milestone

In under three years Bath City FC, with help from Midland Sporting Association, have managed to raise an incredible £30,000 through the Goalden Gate Superdraw. This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved at the football club and last month Bath City Commercial Manager, Bob Chester, had high praise for the lottery scheme stating “We at Bath City FC have found everyone connected to Goalden Gate to be most helpful, organised and easy to talk to. Obviously we have to put in the groundwork of getting people to join the lottery (ideas are suggested by Goalden Gate) but the administration is made easy by the methods and systems in place by Kevin and his staff at Goalden Gate.”

Last month, Bath City supporter, Cathy Atkinson won the £1,000 Jackpot in the Goalden Gate Superdraw. The headline photograph shows Cathy being presented with her cheque at Bath’s top of the table clash against Truro City, flanked by lottery agent Merv Toogood, who collects Cathy’s £1 each week, Cathy’s father and commercial manager Bob Chester.