Our meetings last year went from strength to strength. More people, more fun, more entertaining and we even had a Christmas Party! It’s great to see the number of people who now attend our meetings, watch games and become involved in Yorkshire St. Pauli. Whilst the performances we watched last season were not great and probably put a few newbies off, the majority of new people to the group stuck it out and got involved in the group.
As Yorkshire St. Pauli grows, we want to ensure it is more than just turning up to a local (and excellent) co-operative pub and standing in the back room to watch German football with German commentary for 90 minutes. We want to welcome new people and explain to those unfamiliar with the group and the club what St. Pauli is all about and just why 20-30 of us meet up every few weeks to watch some rather average football.
One of the things we have discussed for some time is meeting up and watching a game at the 1 in 12 club in Bradford, which is an excellent private members club of a similar ethos to our home, Wharf Chambers. We put this to the vote of our members, who voted overwhelmingly in favour of a trip to the 1 in 12. So our first meeting to watch a game will be played away! We’ll be showing the Arminia Bielefeld game on Sunday 11th August from 15:30. Please note – you must be a member of the 1 in 12, or signed in by a member in order to attend. Membership is £5. Please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Following this, we will go back home to Wharf Chambers in Leeds. We’ll be showing St. Pauli against Union Berlin on Saturday 31st August from 4.30pm followed by St. Pauli against FSV Frankfurt on Saturday 14th September from 3pm. As Wharf Chambers is also a private members club, you must be a member or signed in by a member. Membership is £1 and can be paid on the day at the bar.
Hope to see you all at one of our meetings soon!