Dear Triangle Soccer Fanatics:
Back in December, I announced that I intended to step down as President of TSF and hoped to transition the leadership of the organization to a new team of individuals to continue the 14-year tradition of Triangle Soccer Fanatics. I promised to continue to steer TSF through the early part of the 2017 season until new leadership could be organized.
Although I have had many interesting conversations with members over the last 8 months about the future of TSF, I have not been able to identify anyone willing to commit the time and effort to continue running the organization within the full scope of what we have created together.
As a result, and after consultation with last year’s Board members, we have decided to close out Triangle Soccer Fanatics as an active, matchday-focused supporters club. Effective immediately, TSF will not be accepting any new membership enrollment. Any existing TSF members who have not yet received your scarves for this year’s membership, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange to get you the merchandise you are owed as part of your membership.
For individuals looking to continue supporting the NCFC men’s team with matchday activities like tailgating and supporters section participation, Walt, Chris, Eric, and Ivan will be launching a new supporters club with the NASL Fall Season and all TSF members are welcome to join them. This group will be communicating details of their plans shortly.
To be clear, Triangle Soccer Fanatics will not disappear. Over the past decade and a half, TSF has invented and re-invented itself several times. We will continue to maintain our web and social media presence, and I will work with the most recent Board members to define a new mission and by-laws for the non-profit going forward.
The future for soccer in the Triangle is bright, and I’m sure TSF will find a new place in that future and a way to contribute to it. I look forward to discovering the next phase in TSF’s future and welcome any of you that want to join me on that journey. I also hope that you join Walt, Chris, Eric, and Ivan as they drive their individual supporters efforts forward in support of NCFC and the NC Courage.
W. Jarrett Campbell
Chairman of the Board, Triangle Soccer Fanatics