FOLLOWING a decision not to go down the route of becoming a trust, the Peacocks Supporters Association have just finished a total rebrand.

Now known as the Taunton Town Independent Supporters Association, or TTISA, the seven Taunton Town fans who make up the committee are now ready for the next phase of the Association's development.

Following the departure of Chris MacLeod for personal reasons, stadium announcer Nick Rickards has stepped up as chairman and has a clear vision of how he would like the Association to progress.

He said: "I see the Association as the conduit between the fans and the board, and between the fans and the management and players which is an area where as a club we have lost our way recently.

"I am a firm believer in creating a friendly all-inclusive ethic in what we are trying to do, including as many people as we can. I am well aware that we have a number of very important jobs, one of which is to help the club financially by fundraising.

"I am very lucky to be surrounded by a great team of enthusiastic and committed people who will, I'm sure, do the Association, the club and the fans proud."

Following recent discussions with the board the Association committee decided to set themselves a huge target as their first step in helping the club weather the current storm they are experiencing.

The target is a whopping £8,500 to help with the monthly ongoing PAYE bill and failure to pay this would incur another winding-up petition from HMRC, and another transfer embargo from the league.

To help reach this target, the association have a number of events planned in the near future.

Fundraising secretary Kate Rickards said: "Our first fundraiser is the first of what we hope will be a regular quiz night taking place in the clubhouse on Monday 25th March from 7.30pm.

"Teams of up to five members are invited to come and test their brain cells, have fun and raise money for the club. The cost is £15 per team and the bar will be open to soften the blow of losing.

"We are also holding a family-friendly Video Horse Race Night on Friday 12th April, again in the clubhouse from 7.30pm.

On the eve of the Grand National, punters can have a little practice flutter and try their hand at beating the in-house bookie while raising money for the club.

"Again the bar will be open to soften the blow of any losses! Admission is £5 for adults (over 16's), kids £2 with family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) just £12 (kids are allowed to take part) This is a booking only event due to limited availability."

Booking for both events through and early booking advised to avoid disappointment.

Other fundraisers in the pipeline from TTISA are regular bingo nights, sponsored cycling, fans v fans football matches, kids colouring  competitions and bucket collections.

For Taunton Town fans wanting to learn more about the association, you can visit their Facebook page or their website -