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Why join us? Here’s a new members perspective.

I first became aware of the Proud Lilywhites having seen the flag at White Hart Lane on Sky Sports.  After a quick Google search and few minutes trying to find my Client Reference Number my application form was on its way to Lilywhites HQ and a few days later I was a signed up member.

My first Proud Lilywhites activity was going along to the committee meeting at the end of March, having attended the Pride In Football arranged England vs Lithuania match meet the week before.  Since joining just a couple of months I have been to a Spurs Ladies match, a Spurs Under 23s match, filmed for a BBC show about homophobia in football and attended six match screenings.

Have found the group members to be very welcoming and have recommend joining to other LGBT Spurs fans I know.  The Proud Lilywhites has the perfect blend of football, campaigning and socialising which is quite an achievement.  The group is clearly held in very high regard by Tottenham Hotspur FC which is a credit to both the Proud Lilywhites and THFC too.

I look forward to attending more events in 2017.  (Though am unsure if my liver is as enthusiastic!)

by Allan Watson, now Communities Liaison Officer of Proud Lilywhites

Proud Lilywhites – AGM, Members Survey and 2015/16 Strategy

The Proud Lilywhites held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th July at White Hart Lane. We were delighted to be joined by members and representatives from Wise Thoughts – Haringey’s only designated LGBT outreach service.

In addition Co-Chair Chris Paouros presented the Annual Report which highlights the incredible work undertaken by the group over the past year.

We hope you agree, it is impressive reading and we aim to build on this solid foundation over the forthcoming season. Some key points:

  • Our membership has doubled to 150 since our launch, and we have built a solid online and media presence featuring in national newspapers and television shows
  • We are proud to be the first LGBT fan group to have Co-Chairs of different genders demonstrating our commitment to equality across the board
  • Our flag flies proudly at White Hart Lane – a real and visible sign of solidarity with the Club and our excellent relationship with them
  • We have played a key role in the creation of Pride In Football – the alliance of LGBT fan groups in the UK

We also made some changes to our constitution and adopted a Code of Conduct which is applicable to all members of the Proud Lilywhites. You can view the updated constitution and Code of Conduct here.

Finally, elections for committee posts were held. The results are as follows:

Co-chair: Chris Paouros
Co-chair: Simon Gray
Secretary: Richard Bielby
Treasurer: Tanya Dunne
Match-day co-ordinator: Philip Barber
Communities officer: Daniel Harvey
Entertainments officer: Angela McGloin
Non-portfolio officer: Emily Macaulay

You can read their biogs here. Congratulations to all successful candidates, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has contributed over the past season.

We still have the position of Communications Officer unfilled, and welcome more members to join the committee. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please let us know via our contact form.

So, what’s happening now?

We have analysed the results from the members survey – click here for a summary findings.  We are now devising our strategy for the season. We’ll taking in to account everything we’ve learnt from the past year and will be presenting this to the Club to affirm their support. We will of course keep our members up to date with progress.

You can download the minutes from the meeting, and the Annual Report via the links below.

Download the minutes of the meeting

Download the Annual Report

Proud Lilywhites – August Update

In this months e-bulletin we bring you:

  • An update from our Board meeting including a call for volunteers to host match days
  • Some thoughts on fundraising
  • Our meeting with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust
  • Invitation to join our very own Fantasy Footbal League
  • Information about the Football Supporters Federation conference
  • Details of our first pre-match social of the season
  • Dates for your diary for the next month

To download the e-bullet in click here: Proud Lilywhites August 2014 update

To receive it in your inbox each month click here and join up!

Proud Lilywhites – July Update

In this months e-bulletin we bring you:

  • An update from our Board meeting including highlights from our members survey
  • The first airing of our flag at London Pride
  • Introducing our Facebook Members Lounge
  • Invitation to the London Assembly inquiry in to homophobia in football
  • Dates of upcoming meetings

To download the e-bullet in click here: Proud Lilywhites July 2014 update

To receive it in your inbox each month click here and join up!

Proud Lilywhites – June Update

The Proud Lilywhites Board met on June 7.

Our major aim this month is to get as many members as possible to complete our questionnaire. This will let us know what your priorities are for the group and how you’d like the Proud Lilywhites to operate.

Everyone who participates will be included in a prize draw to win a signed Spurs pennant — courtesy of THFC.

The deadline for completion is end of the day Thursday 3rd July and the prize draw will take place on Friday 4th July at our next Board meeting. You gotta be in it to win it (as they say) so, go on, DO IT NOW.

You know your collection of Spurs memorabilia won’t be complete until you have a signed pennant!

To download the e-bullet in click here: Proud Lilywhites June 2014 update

To receive it in your inbox each month click here and join up!

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