Ref joint project with Walsall Football Club- ( The skinning of the revamped Bescot Bar )
It gives us great pleasure that the Independent Saddlers Supporters Association, will be working in conjunction with Walsall Football Club on a major project.
We have been given the opportunity to be the ones who sponsor the art work in the new Bescot Bar once built. This will involve working alongside the club to decide which players. (Ten in total ) and three managers should be featured in the vinyl artwork skinning the walls.
The cost of doing this is 5k and ISSA are proud to say we will be putting every effort into trying to raise this amount required If at all possible which we think is achievable, a lot of hard work obviously but achievable all the same.
We consider it an honour to have been even considered to play a part in such an exciting project but as always we put both ISSA members and every fan of Walsall FC first and foremost in our thought process and we to want you, the fans, to play a part.
If the funds can be got, we would then want you the fans to play a part, because it's you guys who will be in there on match days using the facilities.
Of the ten players the two ISSA would insist on being featured are Our own ISSA president, Stan Bennett and Alan Buckley. A poll would then be put to you the fans to pick another three greats from our Fellows Park days.
From our Bescot years ISSA would pick Jimmy Walker and. Jorge Letaio and again a poll would be conducted for you the fans to nominate who you would like the other three to be.
As for managers it has to be Sir Ray and Chris Nicholl from an ISSA prospective and again you the fans will decide the third.
In conjunction with club this will be a fantastic project to work on an you the fans will have an input. The artwork will be in the shape of skinning the Bescot Bar walls , as has recently been done in the players tunnel and changing rooms area.
This project will be done in the correct and proper way and that will be by ensuring the club, ISSA and you the fans have a valid input into it.
We have also invited our friends from both the Walsall FC DSA and Walsall Supporters For Change to play a part in this, and we are hopeful of welcoming both aboard should they want to be part of it
As said. It's an honour for us to be involved so now it's the hard part of raising the cash. You will all be hearing from me soon lol.
I would point out club have not come to ISSA with a begging bowl. This is the result of talks between ISSA and club on ideas as how we as fans can help club, with financial aid during these uncertain times and we both feel that if we can bring this to fruition it will not only help our beloved club, but you the fans will be playing a part in designing the very environment you will hopefully be enjoying many happy times in.
I hope this gets the backing of you the fans and your thoughts, be them positive or negative would very much be welcomed as said you are always at the forefront of everything ISSA does.