Archived News (6)
Derry/Londonderry/Donegal Visit to Goodison
Local newspaper, the Londonderry Sentinel (edited by ESCNI member William Allen) has a report on the recent visit to Goodison Park by a Derry/Donegal cross-community group.
As part of their visit, the Everton in the Community charity arranged for the Teenage Kickz children to carry the large banners (bearing Everton's name) around the pitch, before forming a guard of honour as the teams of Everton and Fulham emerged from the players' tunnel to the traditional strains of the Z Cars theme tune.
Everton Legacy for Derry/Londonderry
Local newspaper, the Londonderry Sentinel (edited by ESCNI member William Allen) has announced that, as part of the UK City of Culture programme, it has set up an initial link with the Everton in the Community scheme.
The Government has announced that there will be no rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for short flights (under 2,000 miles) for this year. Consequently, the APD for a return flight to Liverpool will remain at £26.
However, the Government has also advised that next year's APD rates will rise in line with inflation from 1st April 2014 ... so, a further increase may well be in the pipeline.
Flight Delays Compensation
For anyone interested in claiming for a flight that has been significantly delayed or cancelled, even for flights as far back as 17th February 2005, MoneySavingExpert.com have a useful article on their website.
Incidentally, some Liverpool fans have been recently compensated by easyJet for their ruined day out.
A Fair Tax on Flying
Did you know that each time you take the short flight (~30 minutes) to Goodison, you are now paying £26 in Air Passenger Duty (APD) alone for the return trip? This is the highest example of such a tax in Europe and is particularly punitive to people such as ourselves.
So, click here in order to send an email to your MP that has already been put together by the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign. It will only take you a couple of minutes to complete.
Incidentally, there's also a Facebook page through which you can show your support and leave comments.
Update: It seems that Sammy Wilson (Minister of Finance) isn’t minded to reduce the APD for domestic flights. So, it’s going to be £26 for the 30 minute return flight to Liverpool and £13 for the 8 hour return flight to New York … crazy!
Twitter Draw for Signed Ball
The Winner of the Membership Renewals Prize Draw is…
Stephen Harte (of Newtownabbey) is the winner of our draw for the replica home shirt (large size) signed by last season's entire squad.
This draw was held amongst those existing members that had renewed their ESCNI membership by the time that Everton kicked off their new season on Monday evening.
If you haven't already renewed, please remember that you can so do via our Membership webpage.
Northern Ireland Milk Cup
Alas, the Everton Junior team lost 0-2 to Brentford in tonight's final of the NI Milk Cup at the Ballymena Showgrounds.
BBC Sport NI have highlights of this afternoon's Junior Final...
Following his win in a competition to design an Everton Christmas card, ESCNI member Sean Malone’s prize was an invitation to Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm.
Sean (8) had a brilliant day out and, as well as meeting the players, he was presented with a framed copy of his winning design by David Moyes.