CONTRIBUTIONS & EVENTS
Although not exhaustive, the timeline below outlines some of the WE ARE PORTS contributions and events since its formation in 2017:
January - Purchased a new washing machine for the club kit manager to prepare kit for club teams for training and match days.
March - Donated £500 towards legal fees and £1000 to changing room refurbishments.
April - Held an online event, with guests Matthew Tipton, Paul Finnegan & Adam McCallum. This allowed supporters to socially connect during the Covid-19 lockdown. We also donated £3000 to the refurbishment of the Shamrock Park social area.
June - Provided £600 to purchase training items to be used by the clubs mens, women's and youth teams.
July - Provided £600 to purchase new nets and flags for Shamrock Park. We held a social event attended by Matthew Tipton, Michael Ruddy, Sammi McLeod and Oran Jackson.
January - Contributed towards PlayerTek equipment for use by the mens, women's and youth teams. In addition to this we provided £550 to Portadown Football Club for development projects.
February - Held community brunch prior to the home game v QUB which included food, exclusive viewing of latest We Were Ports episode and a pre-match Q&A with the manager, Matthew Tipton. WAP also contributed £550 to Portadown Football Club for development projects.
March - Donated £2050 to Portadown Football Club for facility running costs.
June - Donated £1865.22 to fund 50% of a new sprinkler system for Shamrock Park, which will benefit all the teams that use the pitch.
September - Donated £1865.22 to fund the second instalment of the new sprinkler system for Shamrock Park, with We Are Ports receiving a 1 year extension on the sponsored sign around the pitch and being Official PFC Business Club members. We also sponsored Paul Finnegans home shirt for the 2020/21 season through the PSS Shirt Sponsorship Scheme..
October - Donated £480.00 to purchase an ice machine for use by club physio and players. We also provided £90.00 to purchase a badge/shirt press for use at the club shop at Shamrock Park. Members voted to continue to sponsor We Are Ports TV for the 2020/21 season, as this benefits all supports who can not get to games by keeping them involved.
November - Members committed to sponsoring the Player of the Month Award for the 2020/21 season, and donated £1250.00 to purchase sand to assist with pitch maintenance during the winter months.
January - Purchased new ballboy/girl stools.
February - Paid for Stevie Cowans and Sandy Frasers flights for the end of season dinner.
March - Donated £3000 to Portadown Football Club for development projects.
March - We held a community Q&A event with the manager, Matthew Tipton.
May - Members committed to contributing £550 per month to Portadown Football Club for the next 12 months to assist with a range of running costs. We Are Ports received a 1 year extension on the sponsored sign around the pitch and being Business Club members. Members recommitted to being the Title Sponsor of Ports TV for the 2019/20 season. WAP also paid £1200 towards training facilities used by club teams.
June - Contributed £550 to Portadown Football Club for development projects.
July - Produced and distributed flyers promoting the club around 5000 homes in the Portadown community. We also contributed £550 to the club and Sponsored Luke Wilson's home shirt for the 2019/20 season through the PSS Shirt Sponsorship Scheme.
August - We held a community Q&A event with the manager Matthew Tipton and new players Paddy McNally & Bobby Edwards. We contributed £550 to Portadown Football Club for development projects.
September - Provided £1000 to purchase equipment for the clubs recovery room & purchased equipment for the media team to help improve the services provided by WAP:TV. Contributed £550 to Portadown Football Club.
October - Contributed £550 to Portadown Football Club for a number of projects.
November - Members voted to sponsor the Under-20's player of the month trophies for the remainder of the season. Members also voted to purchase a book of tickets for each WAP member for the clubs Christmas draw & Contributed £550 to Portadown Football Club.
December - Members voted to make a contribution to the Jerry Thompson Go Fund Me page & Contributed £550 to Portadown Football Club.
February - Held a community event with PFC Legend Brian Strain and donated £500 towards Portadown u20's trip to Middlesbrough FC.
March - Held a community event with new Manager Matthew Tipton & Assistant Manager David Miskelly.
May - Donated £3000 towards the excavation behind training pitch and Shamrock Park to extend training facilities for club teams.
June - Donated £500 to We Are Ports TV to upgrade equipment and buy an interview board/backdrop. Also committed to being the Title Sponsor of Ports TV for the 2018/19 season.
July - Donated £1200 towards sand for the pitch, with We Are Ports also receiving a 1 year extension on the sponsored sign around the pitch. We also sponsored Jack Conlon's home shirt for the 2018/19 season through the PSS Shirt Sponsorship Scheme.
October - Donated £3035 to cover cost of St. Johns Ambulance service at games.
November - Committed to covering 3 club invoices totalling £5968.
December - Community Q&A event with manager Matthew Tipton.
August - Donated £1200 towards purchase of new Lawn Mower for Shamrock Park Grounds Keeping and new We Are Ports advertising pitchside at Shamrock Park. We also donated £500 towards two new Tumble Dryers for Kit Room and held a members meeting with Ronnie Stinson (Chairman), Niall Henderson (Club Captain), Andy Kilmartin & Kyle Neill.
September - Bought 'We Are Ports' branded bibs & fold away stools for Ball Boys/Girls.
October - Members meeting with Ronnie Stinson (Chairman), Paul Jackson (Director), Niall Currie & Fra Brennan.
November - Committed to transferring 30% of all Monthly revenue directly to club from this month onwards for club projects.
December - Committed to becoming Title Sponsor of Ports TV which has been rebranded to #WeArePortsTV and donated £4000 to Board of Directors due to recent cash flow issues at the club after relegation.