Trust Magazine For City Fans Kicks Off

CoverpageMoving to a Different Beat, Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust official magazine, makes its debut at next Tuesday’s Derby County game.

The superb, 36-page full colour magazine includes an exclusive five-page interview with Peter Ridsdale, the first part of the Fred Keenor Story, a facts and figures feature on Ninian Park, a Welsh language page written by Trust vice chairman Tim Hartley and updates on the Trust’s work over the last 12 months. 

Trust board member Dave Sugarman said: “The main aim of this magazine is to keep our existing members up to date with the Trust’s activities. But we are also hoping that non-members who buy a copy will learn more about the organisation and will then be tempted to sign up and become a part of it. After all, the more people who get involved in the Trust and the bigger its membership becomes, the more work we will be able do for our fans, our football club and our local communities.

“The name of the magazine came from a suggestion by Trust member Jon Lovibond, who lives in Sheffield. It’s a reference to Jonathan Owen’s short film about being a Cardiff City supporter screened before the 2008 FA Cup Final appearance.

In his film, Jonathan said:  “If you began watching football in the late-Seventies or early-Eighties, your life was transformed from that point onwards. You were making a statement, particularly in South Wales, where you were considered a bit of a freak. To choose football meant you weren’t just choosing a sport. You were choosing a lifestyle. You wore different clothes; you listened to different music; you went to different places; you even walked differently. Basically, you moved to a different beat.” Hence the name of the magazine.

The Trust is aiming to produce at least three magazines each season, so if you fancy making a contribution to our next issue, then please contact us. We are looking for articles, photographs, rare programmes, artwork –anything that you reckon may be of interest to your fellow Bluebirds. Also, if you would like to place an advertisement in future issues, or if you simply wish to sponsor a page, then please get in touch.

Issue One was designed and edited by Dave Sugarman and Tracey Marsh. Trust members can pick up a free copy from the Trust base in the stadium, and it’s just £1 to non-members.

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