Wednesday, 7 June 2017

RENEWAL / NEW MEMBERSHIP
MADRID REDS
OFFICIAL LIVERPOOL  FC BRANCH
MADRID REDS
Season 2017/18

Current members

Dear friends:
The renewal process for Membership of the official LFC branch began some time ago. The club has been informing members that renewal was automatic. Please check your bank statements and emails to see if you have been charged by LFC.

Please remember that In order to be eligible to go to Anfield with Madrid reds it is vitally important to have one of the following two types of Membership cards:

* Membership Light: £26,99  (€30.44 subject to variations in currency*)

 Or

* Full Membership, con un coste de £39.99 (€45.70*).

  • International membership is not accepted

PLEASE NOTE: Those wishing to apply for membership for the first time you have to highlight the fact that you belong to the Madrid reds branch each and every time you request tickets through the branch. As such, once you have your membership you must link it to the branch through the Friends and Family system. In order to do this correctly please contact Simon H by email and he will talk you through the process.

You can see the benefits of having each of the memberships by consulting the official website: http://www.liverpoolfc.com/

Please remember that apart from requesting tickets through the branch you are also able to request tickets personally when they go on sale.


NEW MEMBERS TO MADRID REDS

For those wishing to renew or become a member of the Madrid reds Official LFC club branch the fee this year is €20

An “early bird” offer of 18€ is available if you pay before September 30th 2017.

How do I pay the Madrid reds fee?

1– Send an email to info@madridreds.com and we will provide you with a bank account number.
Please do not try to do anything via Facebook.
The above email is the only valid method for subscription.
Please note: The account number is not the same as last year

2-  We will send you the account number.
  
3-  Make the payment. In the subject line of the bank transfer please add
“2017/2018 Branch fee and YOUR NAME”

4- Then send an email to info@madridreds.com confirming who made the payment.

Who can become a member of Madrid Reds?

Obviously anybody that comes to see the games at the Triskel Tavern can become a member and what´s more we´d be delighted to welcome you. However, one of the main reasons for becoming a member is that Madrid Reds offers you the chance to belong to a community, a family as well as having the opportunity to go to Anfield through the branch.
In order to this you must be a Madrid Reds member and have either a “Light” or “full” LFC membership. (As mentioned in the first section the International membership is not accepted)

When and How?

Premier league fixtures will be released on June 14th so from this point onwards we will look at our options.

In July and November we will ask the branch which games they would like to attend.
The club will then confirm if we are succesful or not and how many tickets we will be allocated.

The club has not confirmed if this year will see any changes but last year we had the right to choose between:

- 6 matches
- 3 in the first half of the season and 3 in the second.
(We had 14 tickets for each match.)

The club asks us to choose the games we want to attend in the first half of the season in july and in November for games in the second half of the season.

This year, and in order to avoid what happened last year, the commitee will have the final say on the games that we will attend. We have decided this because the club has stopped us from requesting tickets for matches against the same teams year on year. Additionally, matchdays can be changed from Saturday to Sunday and, with the various petitions we receive from members, we felt it best proceed this way given our experience over the last ten years at Madrid Reds.

Please remember that, as Membership holders, you are free to request tickets individually, independently of the branch, when they go on sale.

We also ask that once we know the matches that we have been allocated tickets that members request tickets responsibly knowing full well that they will able able to travel to Anfield on the specified date. Usually we have lots of requests for tickets and then later people drop out or decline their tickets (at the last minute). This causes a great deal of problems for the branch not only financially but also in terms of the way the club views our commitment to ticket allocation and our other requests.
Match tickets are paid separately but the branch administers this receiving the money in the aforementioned account. LFC usually contact us for payment 8 weeks before the game.
This year we expect ticket prices to vary between €45-70.
On the vast majority of occasions we have been given tickets all together on the Kop.
However, this is not always the case and we have been given tickets in every nook and crany of Anfield over the last 10 years.

We pay the same as every other fan that goes to the stadium unlike internet ticketing agencies who hike up the prices.

Please note that the Branch only has the right to a Premier league ticket allocation.
We don’t have tickets for Cup or European matches with no exceptions. 
However, having an LFC membership allows you to request cup matches individually.

Every year we try to have an official Madrid Reds branch trip usually in the first half of the season (September/October) in order to avoid problems with television rescheduling.

The branch only adminsters the ticketing operation. We do not reserve flights or hotels.
These are to be reserved individually by each person who requests a ticket.

*  Every season each branch member receives a gift. Up to now we have had everything from scarves,T-shirts, Polo shirts, key-rings, breakfast glasses and pint glasses. We will ask you about your preferences in terms of this gift.

* Any remaining money in the account at the end of the season goes towards the end of season party, towards the cost of making Branch banners and towards anything that management consider necessary towards the running of the organization. A donation to the LFC foundation would also be considered if this was approved.
  
* Another aspect of membership of the branch that we are looking into is the increased participation in the LFC Foundation events.
Last season (16/17) we were able to donate €600 to the foundation something that previously had never been done before.

We think that it would be really good to repeat initiatives in the Madrid community and continue to support local NGOs, food banks (a great success for us with Aaqua), Christmas presents for children, blood donations and raffles etc.

Amongst many other things one of our initiatives is to try and bring an explayer here for Sportsman’s evening or a Q&A session.
 We are currently working on this tirelessly and we have some serious possibilities.

As a branch we all need to think of initiatives we can get involved in: social, sporting etc.
We are open to you contributing articles on the web and on Facebook etc.

Throughout the year there will be a small stand of Branch products for sale in the Triskel.
  
If you have any questions pleaseadress them to info@madridreds.com Not through Facebook.


YNWA                                              Madrid Reds                                          info@madridreds.com

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