Big Bath City Bid

The booklet which explains why the football club should be owned by its supporters.

The booklet which explains why the football club should be owned by its supporters.

Bath City Football Club has – for too long – made the mistake of not getting out there and selling itself – says a man who hasn’t let defeat in the political sphere get in the way of helping to achieve victory in a more sporting one.

Steve Bradley was the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bath and fell victim to the national rout his party suffered in the recent elections.

The city has gone ‘blue’ and – instead – Steve has turned his hand to supporting the ‘black and whites.’

The Big Bath City Bid stall at the Bath City Conference.

The Big Bath City Bid stall at the Bath City Conference.

He is spokesperson for the Big Bath City Bid – a group of supporters and local people who have come together to try and see through a members-led, community-owned future for the city’s Twerton-based 125 year old football club.

I caught up with him at the Bath Conference – held recently at the Guildhall – in which dozens of representatives from community groups across the city had come together to network and gain supporters.

Some of the community group stalls at the Bath City Conference

Some of the community group stalls at the Bath City Conference

Some of its hi-lights included news on transport strategy, rail electrification and river regeneration.

There too was a stand offering further information about the Bath City FC Community Ownership Bid Share Offer where Steve Bradley was leading efforts to get the Club back under the Bath spotlight and to harness the appeal of the world’s most popular sport.

All this in a place more famous now for its rugby!

More information via www.BigBathCityBid.org.uk