Chelsea Supporters Trust
The only democratically elected organisation representing Chelsea supporters in the UK and Overseas. The Trust was established in 2013 and many Chelsea FanCaster’s have served on the Board, including Stamford Chidge who served as Chairman from 2016-2019. The Chelsea FanCast are also affiliate members.
The Trust’s fundamental aim is to make the voice of the fans heard by the Club and to that end they have constant dialogue with the Club to air supporters concerns and issues. So join the Trust and get your voice heard by the club – £5 to become a voting member, or free for non-voting members. Sign up at chelseasupporterstrust.com so you can attend the meetings, come to the events, take part in the annual survey and vote on the issues that directly affect you and make sure you get your voice heard. Follow them on twitter @ChelseaSTrust.
Chelsea Pitch Owners
The Chelsea Pitch Owners was set up by Ken Bates in 1992 in order to protect Stamford Bridge from being purchased by nefarious developers and ensure that Chelsea and football would continue to be played on our hallowed turf in perpetuity. As a result, we are the only supporters who can lay claim to ‘owning’ the ground a privileged and powerful position indeed. Thousands of Chelsea supporters own shares on the Chelsea Pitch Owners company and as a result have a stake in the freehold of Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea Pitch Owners aim remains to ensure that Chelsea Football Club will remain playing football at Stamford Bridge
If you want to own a little bit of Chelsea and protect the future of the club go and buy a share you can find out how to buy a share for around £100 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or check out chelseafc.com/fans/chelsea-pitch-owners and follow them on twitter @pitchowners
Publishing company run by friend of the show and frequent guest Mark Worrall Gate 17 is responsible for the publication of some of Chelsea’s most loved books including “Over Land & Sea”, “One Man Went to Mow” and “Celery: Representing Chelsea in the 1980’s”.
GATE 17 is an independent publisher which aims to showcase fiction and non-fiction from a range of emerging authors. Originally focussed on sharing the experience of watching Chelsea Football Club, in recent years Gate 17 has broadened the reach of its titles to embrace a variety of topics related to popular culture.
Chelsea supporters much loved and last remaining old skool fanzine, edited by the enigmatic ‘he who must not be named’ the fanzine is Blue tinted, carefree and 100% unofficial – guaranteed! cfcuk is published in memory of Matthew Harding. Monthly contributors include Chelsea FanCast’s Stamford Chidge, Mark Worrall, Clayton Beerman as well as top Chelsea authors Walter Otton, Kelvin Barker, Tim Rolls and many others.
Available at the cfuck stall opposite Fulham Broadway tube on match days and at away games, its available for “only a pound!”. If you can’t get a copy in person then visit http://forums.cfcnet.co.uk/store/ and get your copy now!
Chelsea in America
From the day we started the Chelsea FanCast we have enjoyed tremendous support from Chelsea in America whom we lovingly call ‘The CIA’. CIA is a coalition of Official Chelsea Supporters Groups in the USA and headed by friend of the show ‘Queen’ Beth Wild. If you are a Chelsea supporter from the USA your first port of call has to be CIA for places to meet fellow Chelsea supporters and places to watch Chelsea matches; gatherings for Chelsea tours and most important how to get a match ticket for your long awaited trip to Stamford Bridge. From our point of view thanks to CIA we have met many Chelsea supporters from the States who have become great friends often meeting us for a match and a good drink in the Pubs in Chelsea.
A website dedicated the to the history of Chelsea badges, set up by a good friend of ours, known as Valky (@ChelseaValky on twitter). Valky has some great blogs and pictures of Chelsea badges through the ages and other memorabilia.
The Beautiful Game
The Beautiful Game are a British rock band from Camden, London. Their influences include The Jam, The Clash, Oasis, The Smiths and The Libertines. More important they have 3 Chelsea supporters – Jason, Loz and Pablo -amongst their ranks and kindly allowed us to use one of their songs – ‘Getting By, But Only Just’ as our title music on the show. Their gigs are loud and rowdy and they are a great bunch so check out their music and go and see one of their gigs!