It is a few weeks since Raiders broke the ice and revealed the very welcome return of forward Aaron Connolly and D man of the year Dan Scott.
Well things rarely stand still even in the “off season” and Raiders fans will no doubt be delighted to learn that player announcements are prepared and ready and the first of these, a dual signing, will be announced tomorrow by our good friends at the Romford Recorder.
So if you want to be first in line for the great news better get your copy of the Romford Recorder!
Of course we have some returnees. Of course we have some newbies. And we even have some newbies that are returnees.
Also soon to be announced will be the final version of the competitors list in this seasons National League where we will be pitting our skills against (at least) Basingstoke, Bracknell, Hull, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Sheffield, Swindon and Telford. Those final arrangements will allow the scheduling of fixtures and of course the costings for season tickets.
It is also close to time to reveal this seasons shirts and we have a massive list of sponsors waiting to get onto those shirts. As ever we are incredibly proud and grateful for the incredible support we have from the Gold and Blue and the way the supporters have adopted the shirt sponsoring process yet again is typical of the passion for this club.
We will also be keeping the fans updated on the Raiders Junior system and in particular the 2’s that now will be competing in NIHLS1, the division that the Raiders competed in for many seasons. That will be a bold step for them as they compete against a number of teams that have performed well at that level for many years.
The new National League with additional travelling and other expenses will be a drain on the teams resources and so we have stepped up our campaign for commercial partners to take advertising space. There will be new opportunities available and if any of our fan base own, work for, or know of companies for whom working with and supporting the Raiders is an attractive proposition then please drop us a line for a sponsorship brochure to be emailed to you or the company concerned. firstname.lastname@example.org will get that through to the relevant people.
Enjoy the rest of your summer break, but remember to check in regularly as the news flow starts now!