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Author Topic: Ticket resale cash funding the club - total mickey take  (Read 2128 times)

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Ticket resale cash funding the club - total mickey take
« on: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 18:41* »
So one week I get a letter “from” Bob Hillier asking me to fund the Quins Foundation - which I did, sounds amazing.

Now the absolute mickey taking sods announce that money from ticket resale is going to NOT all go to the Foundation that they claim is so important but will instead also be pumped into the academy and women’s team.

Total and utter joke. I hope they make no money at all. I’d urge anyone to swap tickets on here rather then let the club siphon cash away from the Foundation.

Club email:

“Previously, when you resold your membership seat for a match, you received 50% of the sale price as eCash and the remaining 50% funded Harlequins Foundation programmes. You will continue to receive 50% of the sale price when you sell your seat, but the remaining 50% will now be distributed to helping develop future generations by investing in our Academy and women’s programme as well as funding the Harlequins Foundation.

Last season over £51k was donated to the Harlequins Foundation by supporters using Ticket Resale, with the same amount returned to supporters who were not able to attend a match. If you haven’t used Ticket Resale before, you can find a step-by-step guide here, so when you can’t make it to a match, you’ll be able to ensure someone else can cheer the team on from your seat while getting some money back and investing in the future of the game.”
« Last Edit: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 06:29* by Blucherquin »

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Quinten Poulsen

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I'm obviously missing something... what's the problem?
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I’ve said it many times before: the womens’ team is a big loss maker. There is simply insufficient interest to make it financially viable for the club. This is seemingly a way of soaking up some of the inevitable losses that it creates. 
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It's their cash I suppose they can do what they want with it!

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To be fair I would rather the funds go to ladies/academy rugby related activities as opposed to funding the Club playing ‘Good Corporate Citizen’ with a foundation
« Last Edit: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 20:40* by Safri-quin »
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I'm obviously missing something... what's the problem?

Asking every member for £250 to support the foundation then cutting the amount they give to the foundation.

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They're cutting the amount that comes from only one of the sources are they not? Surely the lots of £250 still go to the foundation?

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The point is that the club went out of their way to ask loyal supporters to fork out - a recommended minimum of £250 - to the foundation. And then, with a matter of weeks, have announced that the club contributions to the same foundation have been reduced.

I presume that the club knew that asking fans to fork out money for the ladies team or academy would not be as appealing.

It seems very underhand to me
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I'm with Blucherquin, it's a bit of a **** take.
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I agree with safri-quin. I'm happy for the money to go to the academy and ladies team.

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I agree with safri-quin. I'm happy for the money to go to the academy and ladies team.

I’m delighted for them to get the money.

What I’m not delighted about is being sent a glossy brochure begging me for cash for something that the club says is its vital heartwarming rugby-based empowerment programme - then being told in the same week that the club is cutting the amount of money it gives to it.

Does it care about this programme or not?

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They're cutting the amount that comes from only one of the sources are they not? Surely the lots of £250 still go to the foundation?

Yes of course - but therefore my cash is simply being used in place of the club’s cash.

The club is saying “support this please” at the same time as taking money away from it.

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If I resold a ticket and got 50% I'm not fussed what the club do with their 50%. However I can understand why some would be a liitle annoyed with this.

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The club/foundation will be launching a matchday raffle this season also.
https://themightydraw.matchplus.co/join-the-team/

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Glad the money is going to the academy as it’s the teams future, and would rather it went there than anywhere, but fully understand why people who have forked out their 250 feel a bit aggrieved by the club cutting back their commitment from ticket sales
That being said if I can’t make a game I just give my seat to a mate so they can take a family member along who might not get to many games and I know a good few who are now season ticket holders who have been given a free ticket in the past enjoyed the experience and didn’t want to miss out and joined
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