After what has undoubtedly been a very difficult season, we are pleased to finish the year having secured our place in the SPFL Premiership next season. Off the pitch, this has also been a challenging but historic season too, as the club became the first top flight club in the UK to become fully fan owned.
We would like to extend a massive thank you to all of you – the Well Society members – for all your support throughout this journey towards and into community ownership. Your pledges, donations, and renewals have helped not just the Society but Motherwell Football Club considerably over the year, providing vital investment into our club at various stages.
Your support from the stands has also been first class. In particular, your incredible backing against Hamilton and Kilmarnock undoubtedly helped the team get over the line.
Although we are pleased to have successfully avoided relegation in what was a very competitive league, we by no means see finishing 9th as a success and we will be doing all we can to support Stephen Robinson as he aims to strengthen the squad ahead of the 2017/18 season. We do not believe it is unrealistic to see our great club as a side who should be starting each season aiming to challenge for the top six.
Stephen has been working on the recruitment of a number of targets since his appointment as manager and we aim to fully support him as he takes our club forward. We are also buoyed by the number of promising young players currently progressing at the club, many of whom made their first team debuts this season, and we hope several of these players will kick on and play an important part in the forthcoming season.
Undoubtedly with fan ownership, there is much more that can be achieved together and in order to keep our club moving forward we need your support. Whether it’s through pledges, annual contributions, or donations, every penny you put into the Well Society serves a vital purpose, not just in maintaining and improving the Society itself but also in terms of serious investment in Motherwell FC.
Your contributions are even more vital over the course of 2017 with Les Hutchison’s offer to match any funds raised in the calendar year. This is a tremendous opportunity for the club to take advantage of the Double Your Money initiative and we have several fundraising projects planned for the remainder of the year to ensure we maximise this.
It cannot be stressed just how beneficial any contribution from ‘Well fans this year could prove to be – the transition into fan ownership now no longer means you are investing in just the Well Society, but our club as a whole. With that in mind, we would ask that you consider supporting us in however you feel most comfortable, whether it’s through setting up a new pledge, increasing your pledge, or donating a one-off sum to the Well Society through clicking here.
You can also donate to the Well Society while renewing your season ticket by entering an amount in the box at the bottom of section 1 of your renewal form. If every season ticket holder committed to just a £5 donation it would make a considerable difference.
Once again, thank you for all your support of both the Well Society and, our shared passion, Motherwell Football Club. Let us all now work together towards yet another season which will see the famous Steelmen in their rightful place within the top flight of Scottish football.
Mon the ‘Well!