Back in May we trailed our plans to introduce junior memberships for TJF.
Today we are delighted formally to launch that new membership scheme, following the vote to approve changes to our rules at the AGM earlier in June.
You can now sign-up as a junior member of the Foundation for just £10 per season.
Our first Junior Member
To mark the occasion, we decided to give an honorary junior membership to Robbie Cassidy.
Some of you may have seen that Robbie climbed Ben Nevis earlier in June as part of a fundraiser for the Partick Thistle women’s team.
We could think of no more fitting recipient of a TJF junior membership and congratulate Robbie on his amazing efforts, raising almost £3k on his journey to Scotland’s highest summit! Let’s hope both Thistle teams are at the league summit come May 2024!
We encourage as many Thistle fans as possible to Be Part Of This and to buy a season ticket for the 2023-24 women’s team campaign at Petershill.
The Kingsley Pin!
The eagle-eyed among you will notice that our director Andrew Holloway presented Robbie with a Thistle Pin at Petershill earlier this week.
Every junior member of the Foundation will receive a welcome gift of a Kingsley Pin.
If you’re a little bit older than 16 though, don’t worry, you won’t miss out! These will go on general sale on Thursday 6th July in the usual way to all TJF members.
We’d like to thank the Club and David Shrigley for their help and support of the Kingsley Pin.
We are also grateful to Craig Walker and Brian Welsh for helping to facilitate the launch at Petershill and providing some excellent snaps of the event!
How Junior Membership works
Junior Membership is open to anyone under the age of 16 and costs £10 per season.
Any responsible adult (even grandparents!) can sign-up their young Jag, using a special online form.
For legal reasons, members under the age of 16 won’t be able to vote at general meetings or in our directors elections.
However, they will still be involved in TJF consultations and surveys, will receive all regular updates, and will have access to the other membership benefits (including Thistle Pins).
We are also exploring ways to feed the views of young fans into our discussions with the Club about match-day experience. This was something our members were especially enthusiastic about at our AGM.