FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE WE ARE PORTS?
Set up in 2017 by Portadown fans (driven by the PSS initially) to unite Portadown FC fans to drive the club to achieving higher standards. Many Portadown fans believed there was a disconnection between the supporters and the club. This disconnection, alongside issues that Portadown FC faced during the 2016/17 season, led to the creation of WE ARE PORTS.
We are not a Supporters Club and many of our members are already in other Portadown FC Supporters Clubs. We are a collective body of Portadown FC fans that want to contribute towards the running of our club with both our expertise and our funding.
WHATS IN IT FOR ME?
By becoming a member, you are playing your part in building a sustainable and positive future for Portadown FC. You will also have a say on where/when your money is spent to allow us to achieve these objectives.
You will also receive exclusive members newsletters informing you of news from around the club and board meetings. Members will also be able to attend various events organised by the committee, such as 'meet the manager', interviews with new and current players, social events etc.
There are also benefits available when you sign up, such as discount on the end of season dinner, access to WAP Members Forum and discount in the PFC store. We are continually looking at the benefits structure, with any future benefits being decided by the members at the AGM.
WHO WILL REPRESENT ME AT BOARD MEETINGS?
When you sign up to WE ARE PORTS, you will be granted a vote at the AGM where you can vote on your representative that will have a seat on the Portadown FC Board. You will also be able to put yourself forward as a candidate for this role as well.
Currently we have Gary McNally in place as the WAP Representative at Board Meetings. Gary reports back to the members on matters arising and brings forward any ideas or feelings that the members feel appropriate.
Would you like this role? Why not get involved and put yourself forward at the AGM?
WHO ARE THE WE ARE PORTS COMMITTEE?
Including the WAP Board Representative, the committee is made up of 9 volunteers.
When you sign up to WE ARE PORTS, you will be granted a vote at the AGM where you can vote on the 9 committee members who will carry out a range of roles over their 12 month term. You will also be able to put yourself forward as a candidate to join the committee.
Would you like to join the committee? Why not get involved and put yourself forward at the AGM?
I ALREADY BUY A SEASON TICKET AND MERCHANDISE, ISN'T THIS ENOUGH?
Of course it is, and the club are very appreciative of every supporter and their contribution. WE ARE PORTS was set up by fans and for fans who want to have a way to shape how their club is run and help secure its future.
We know every supporter will have their differing opinions, but we also know that every supporter has the best intentions for Portadown FC at heart, and that is why we think getting the supporters together to form a collective group can only be a positive influence on how our club is shaped.
HOW DO I JOIN WE ARE PORTS?
We have tried to make it as simple as possible to sign up, simply fill in our registration form in the sign up page then download the Standing Order form also on that page. Fill in as appropriate and take it to your bank to set up the Standing Order.
Once that is done and the first payment has been made you will receive confirmation of your membership along with your unique Membership Number.