Welcome to the re-launched Everton FC Shareholders’ Association website, efcsa.org. Whilst our website has been online for many of years the Executive Committee recognised that the website should be regularly updated to address many of the pertinent issues currently affecting the club. In response, it is our intention to offer the reader a website that not only address’ matters pertinent to the team and the manager but issues that also concern the now all important business side of Everton Football Club. We hope that the website will prove to be a valuable resource to not only members of the Shareholders Association and other shareholders of the Club, but also the wider Evertonian community who will be able to review and consider the business side of the Club and its impact on team affairs and ultimately the success of the Club. We hope you find the site of interest and revisit it over the weeks and months ahead as it evolves.

Shareholders Association AGM 2015

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the 77th Annual General Meeting of The Everton Football Club Shareholders’ Association will be held in the People’s Club Lounge, Goodison Park, Liverpool, L4 4EL on Thursday 20th August 2015 at 7.30 pm for the purpose of considering the following ordinary business. To receive and approve minutes of the last Annual General Meeting To receive and consider the report of the Executive Committee To receive and approve the audited Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts To approve the appointment of the Auditors To approve the Annual Subscription To receive an announcement of the membership of the Executive Committee for the ensuing year Any Other Business Tea and coffee will be available in the People’s Club Lounge from 6:30 p.m. Ian Seymour Honorary Secretary 20th July 2015 Note 1: In the event of any queries please contact the Honorary Secretary...

by post to: Everton Shareholders, 1 Duncan Drive, Greasby, Wirral, Merseyside, CH49 2PR

by email at: hon.secretary@efcsa.org

John Stones Completes his Hat-trick

John Stones receives the Ena Jones trophy from Keith Seymour

John Stones receives the Ena Jones trophy from Keith Seymour

John Stones completed a hat-trick of awards this week when earlier today he was presented with the Shareholders’ Association’s Outstanding Young Player of the Year Award at Finch Farm. The Ena Jones Trophy was presented by Executive Committee Member Keith Seymour with Vice-Chair Anne Asquith and Executive Committee Member Dave Kelly also in attendance. It is less than two and half years since John joined the Club from Barnsley for a now barely credible fee of £3m.   Since making his debut in September 2013 he has firmly established himself as first choice centre half for the club and of course has made his full international debut for England too. With less than a 100 first class games behind him John clearly has a wonderful future ahead of him that many expect will include captaining both Everton and England. As proud sponsors of John we are absolutely delighted that Roberto Martinez selected John for this award and he succeeds previous holder Ross Barkley and other previous winners of this prestigious award that include Tyias Browning and Seamus Coleman

Outstanding Young Player – How many winners do you know ?

Young Player Winners The Ena Jones Trophy is awarded each year by the Shareholders' Association to the Outstanding Young Player as determined by the first team manager. Last year’s winner was Ross Barkley who was the first player chosen by the current manager Roberto Martinez. Recently Mr Martinez decided who should win the award this year and Executive Committee Members Anne Asquith (Vice-Chair), Keith Seymour and Dave Kelly will make the award on May 12th. How many of the past winners can you remember ?      

Ross Barkley successor to be announced

Ena Jones Trophy The Ena Jones Trophy is awarded each year by the Shareholders' Association to the Outstanding Young Player as determined by the first team manager. Last year’s winner was Ross Barkley who was the first player chosen by the current manager Roberto Martinez. The award was first won in 1996 when Joe Royle selected Michael Branch and since then three further managers have chosen some of the 15 winners with one recipient winning the award twice and the manager choosing not to select a winner on two occasions.  The award has gone to a striker 6 times with defenders winning 5 times and midfield players the other 4 times. Recently Mr Martinez decided who should win the award this year and Executive Committee Members Anne Asquith (Vice-Chair), Keith Seymour and Dave Kelly will make the award on May 12th.  

Sir Philip Carter

Sir Philip CarterEarlier today we sadly lost a great Evertonian in Sir Philip Carter. A Glaswegian by birth Sir Philip’s family moved to Lancashire in the late 1920’s and he made his first visit to Goodison Park as a 4-year old in 1931. This was the start of a lifelong love affair with our great club that saw him become a Director in 1973 and our most successful ever Chairman from 1978. Under his leadership as Chairman we won the league twice in ’85 and ’87 and of course after the FA Cup success of ’84 the European Cup Winners Cup of 1985.  During the Peter Johnson era he gave up his position only to return as Chairman after Bill Kenwright acquired control of the club.  He continued in the role until he retired in 2004 when he was appointed Life President. Sir Philip will be fondly remembered and respected by all Evertonians and our thoughts are with Lady Rita, his family and his friends at this very sad time.

EFCSA Annual Dinner – Guests Update

The Shareholders’ Annual Dinner will this year take place on May 23rd in the Alex Young Suite from 19:30.  Guests of the Association who will be joining us on the night include; Jimmy Husband Jimmy came through the youth ranks at Everton, a tricky winger he was a member of the Championship Winning team in 1970.  He moved onto Luton in '73 and later became one of the pioneers of football in the USA in the North American Soccer League (NASL), Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) and the American Soccer League (ASL) in Memphis, Cleveland and Oklahoma. John Bailey Bought from Blackburn Rovers for £300,000 John went on to make over 150 appearances for the Blues and was both an FA Cup Winner and a member of the Championship Winning side of 1984-85 Kevin Sheedy Originally from the dark side but once he'd seen the light Kevin went on to play over 300 games for the Blues. A double Championship Winning player he was also part of the successful FA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup winning sides.  Kevin now runs the U18's coaching set-up at Finch Farm and last season his team were the U-18 Premier League Champions. Pat Van Den Hauwe Pat joined us from Birmingham for around £100,000 and played approaching 150 games over the 5-years he was with us.  But what a 5 years they were, 2 league championships, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup medals all ended up in his collection.   He later added another FA Cup winners medal from his time at Spurs.  Pat will perhaps be best remembered for one of the two goals he scored for us being the championship winning goal away to Norwich City and is of course immortalised in song with his nickname "Psycho Pat". Ian Snodin Famously refusing to go over to the dark-side Ian joined the great team of the late 80's from Leeds United for a fee of £840,000.  Certainly the best decision of his life as he immediately became part of the Championship winning team and went on to make almost 200 appearances for the club.  He spent a few years as a manager with Doncaster Rovers before embarking on a media career and returning to Goodison as a Club Ambassador. Graham Stuart An FA Cup winner in 1995 this former Chelsea player is probably best remembered for scoring two goals, including a highly pressured penalty, on that horrendous day in 1994.  Like many ex-players Graham worked in the media before returning to Goodison as a Club Ambassador. Further guests will be announced when confirmed.  

EFCSA Annual Dinner Almost Sold Out

The Shareholders’ Annual Dinner will this year take place on May 23rd in the Alex Young Suite from 19:30.  The Dinner quickly sold-out last year as this is an affordable must attend event for all Evertonians. Tickets are priced at £40 per person and demand is again high. You should confirm your place as early as possible by completing the following form; EFCSA AnnualDinnerBookingForm_2015 Proceeds from the evening will result in a contribution being made to the Everton Former Players Foundation.

Everton’s Finances and the new TV Deal – Forum at Goodison Park

ALL Evertonians are welcome to attend. April 21, 2015 - The People's Lounge, Goodison Park from 7pm for a 7:30pm start. In the latest of our series of Shareholders' Forums Joe Beardwood will be presenting on the impact that the latest Premier League TV Deal could have on Everton.  He'll explain the numbers, shares and mechanisms behind the new deal which reinforces English football’s position as the most watched and richest football league in the world. Joe will address the question; "Does this mean the end of Everton’s financial pressures or create even greater pressure in the years to come?" The Forum is free for existing members of the Shareholders' Association although a nominal charge, for refreshments, will be applied to non-members.   Free parking will be available for all at the Park End. If you expect to attend, and to help us with our planning, please contact hon.secretary@efcsa.org Note: Joe Beardwood now works as a Management Consultant and as a Non-Executive Director for several UK companies.  He started his career as a Management Accountant trainee with Unilever before moving to Mars / Pedigree Pet Foods and then on to PepsiCo New York.   He was Managing Director of Holsten when the sponsored Spurs, Sales Managing Director at Bass Brewers when Carling became Premier League Sponsors and eventually worked as Group Chief Executive of the Co-Operative Group Commercial Division in Manchester.      
		

EFCSA Annual Dinner

The Shareholders’ Annual Dinner will this year take place on May 23rd in the Alex Young Suite from 19:30.  The Dinner quickly sold-out last year as this is an affordable must attend event for all Evertonians. Last year's dinner can be reviewed here in pictures and words. Tickets are again priced at £40 per person and with expectations of a star studded guest list demand is again expected to be high. You should reserve your place as early as possible by contacting the Association via email at hon.treasurer@efcsa.org or chair@efcsa.org or on Twitter via @EFCSA Proceeds from the evening will result in a contribution being made to the Everton Former Players Foundation.
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