Becoming a FORAS trustee

While many of the main objectives of FORAS changed rapidly throughout 2008, 2009 and into 2010, it’s primary objective of acting as a guardian of senior football in Cork has always held true.

The trust has set about securing the future of Cork City Football Club in two ways:

– attracting and increasing investment into the club by fostering links with local business and civic communities, an area not fully exploited in the past
– raising the local, national and international profile of the club

These activities continue today alongside a growing emphasis on player development and education, a stronger and more active role within both the local and League of Ireland communities as well as a belief that there is a very different and more effective way to run a football club.

In becoming a shareholder in FORAS, you lend credence to the assertion that supporters have a critical and long-term role as central stakeholders in the game. The trust has been the single biggest investor in Cork City FC since 2010 and will continue to play a vital supporting role in the years and decades to come.

In return for just €10/ €5 /€2 a month (Adult/ OAP or Unemployed/ U16), trustees are entitled to the following:

– a unique, stamped FORAS share in their name
– a unique, acknowledged membership number
– the right to attend the trust’s AGM or any other General Meetings called during the year
– the right to vote on all aspects of the Society’s business
– access to previous years’ audited accounts
– the opportunity to run for election to the Board of Management (after you have been a trustee for 12 months or more)

Joining FORAS

To join FORAS, please download and complete a membership form and send it to FORAS, c/o Cork City Football Club, Bishopstown Stadium, Curraheen, Co. Cork. You can also send an expression of interest to: [email protected]

Please note: to cancel your shareholding in the trust, you must make such a request in writing to the Board of Management. Your share will be repurchased by the trust at a cost of €1.27.

Renewing your FORAS Membership

To renew your FORAS Membership, please click on the “Club Membership” button, which will take you to our MyClubFinances online payment system.
Click here to pay your Cork City Football Club Membership Online.

You can also pay by Paypal by sending the appropriate amount to [email protected] Bank drafts, postal orders and cheques can be posted to our address: FORAS, Bishopstown Stadium, Curraheen, Co. Cork.

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