The Dragons Official Supporters Club stated ambitions include:
· “To deliver a professional level of representation to the supporters by fostering a strong relationship with the Region”
· “Deliver improvements to the Supporters' both on match-day and through Supporter initiatives”.
In order to meet these ambitions it is vital that the DOSC committee engages and canvases its own membership. Only by understanding its member’s priorities can the Committee of the Club represent these to the Dragons management. Therefore a series of focus groups have been arranged:
1. To gather qualitative feedback from a representative sample of the membership in respect of the operation of the Dragons, which combined with quantitative feedback from a parallel survey will provide the Committee with the necessary information to make representation to management on behalf of the supporters
2. To gather qualitative feedback from a representative sample of the membership in respect of the operation of the Dragons Official Supporters Club, which combined with quantitative feedback from a parallel survey will provide the Committee with the necessary information to improve the offer of the club to its members.
There will be 2 focus groups held, on the 18th April 2018, and the 26th April 2018. Both will be held at Rodney Parade (exact location TBC) and will start at 7:30pm, and be of 90 minutes duration.
The Focus Groups will be facilitated and noted by a member of the DOSC committee, and application to take part in a focus group will be open only to individuals who are signed up members. In the event that the sessions are oversubscribed, applications will be anonymised by name, and then selected randomly from a hat.
The Focus groups will consist of 2 sections of facilitated discussions - attendees will be able to influence the direction of the discussion, but we will be looking to cover broadly:
o How do you think the first year of the rebranded Dragons has gone?
o What are your views in respect of the Dragons “long term strategy” going forward?
o What are your views on the Dragon’s taking games to other venues in the region?
o What are your views on the current ticketing arrangements for Judgement Day?
o What are your views on the match day provision of the Dragons?
o What are your views on how the DOSC is run currently?
o What are your views on the approach of the DOSC Committee?
o What more could the DOSC offer that it does not currently do so?
o What do you think that the DOSC should utilise any surplus funds for?
Applications will close next Friday (13th) at 1700h, and attendees notified by 1800h on Sunday 15th. Please note that we will also be looking to run a simultaneous survey to gather as much information as we can from the whole membership, not only those who are able to attend the focus groups. Please use the form below to register your interest