As 2018 draws to a close, on behalf of everyone at Cardiff Blues Supporters’ Club I want wish you a Merry Christmas and to thank you all for your support this season.
After a very positive conclusion to last season which culminated in Gethin and Ellis lifting the European Challenge Cup – we are in a new era. With a new coaching staff in place and a few newcomers, we’ve had a mixed start to but with a tough group in the Champions Cup it was always going to be a challenge. The signs are all good tough with some excellent individual and team performances in the first few months. Supporters are positive about the ethos and attitude of our squad and we look forward to seeing ‘more parties and less meetings’ in 2019. We know everyone is focused on getting a string of results over the Christmas period to set us up for a great start in 2019.
We’ve had an extremely successful season as a supporters club with the biggest number of members for a number of seasons, a hugely popular trip to Saracens earlier in the month and our new collaboration with Oddgods has been a great way of providing you with unusual merchandise at the same time as raising money for our charity - #StayStrongforOws. Thank you the support your provide to the committee and to our fundraising efforts.
Relationships with Cardiff Blues continue to be good with regular meetings and an opportunity to feedback supporters view direct to the management team. Thank you also to them for their support and engagement with us on behalf of Blues supporters.
One final thanks from CBSC to the other supporters groups we have been working with over the season. Firstly to the supporters clubs from Saracens, Lyon and Glasgow, who have all been brilliant hosts and/or visitors in the Champions Cup, what a group to be in for great supporters and committees of people work on their behalf. Secondly to CF10 Trust with whom we are planning some joint communications and activities in 2019. And finally to our Joint Supporters Group colleagues – Dragons Official Supporters Club, Ospreys Supporters Club and Crys 16, who are always great fun to work with and have banter with!
Wishing you and your families a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Chairperson – Cardiff Blues Supporters’ Club
To coincide with World Mental Health Day we have once again worked with the amazing Oddgods to produce a special edition #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay mug in conjunction with Cardiff Blues Player Tom James.
We are hoping to help to raise awareness of mental health issues and the support we can all give each other, particularly within sport. A donation from each sale of a mug will go to Mind Merthyr & the Valleys, which is at TJ’s request.
To purchase your mug please visit the Oddgods website direct by following this link - Oddgods TJ Mug. We will also have some in stock before and after the Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors game on Sunday 21st October (while stocks last)
Make sure to tag us in any photos on Twitter or Instagram @CardiffBluesSC and use the #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay
We will be running trips to the Saracens Heineken Champions Cup game in December as well as the Guinness Pro14 games against Scarlets and Ospreys over the festive period. We will also have HQ's for the Lyon and Glasgow Heineken Champions Cup games. For more information visit our Trips page
We will also be hosting a number of events over the season. For more information on these visit our Events page