What does Caldicot & Gloucester OLSC (Official Liverpool Supporters Club) do?
We organise return coach travel to Liverpool F.C home matches at Anfield for the many hundreds of Liverpool fans in South East Wales & South West England.
We use executive coaches, provided by Watts Coaches, all of which will usually have a toilet, refreshments and a video on board, and we have an established and professional relationship with all of our drivers. Trips will always be accompanied by at least one of our club officials, who will help to make the journey as enjoyable and relaxed as possible.
For many of the members an important part of the trip is a visit to a local hostelry before the game, for the banter and conversation, of course! Although this used to be in The Elm House on Townsend Lane, everyone is now welcome to visit the LFC Supporters Club Bar at 212 Lower Breck Road, near it’s junction with Townsend Lane and Priory Road. Please note that there is a £1 entry cover charge at the door.
The coach will either drop you off here or on Priory Road, close to Anfield if you want to get into the club shop or soak up the atmosphere and take a walk around the stadium before the game.
Caldicot Rangers were a schoolboy football club, which evolved into organisers of football trips in the South West of England and South Wales. With around 40 trips every single season, to several different grounds, they established the reputation for offering the finest trips, for the most reasonable prices. They became an official Liverpool Supporters Club branch in 2001 and enjoyed a lot of exciting football matches at home and abroad.
The instigator of this hugely successful operation and its lifeblood from founding up to the present time was the late Mike Nicks who tragically passed away in May 2013 leaving a huge void in the lives of his many friends and fellow supporters who he did so much to help fulfil their dreams of watching Liverpool play. As a mark of respect the members attending the last game of the 2012/13 season took a banner into the ground in Mike’s honour.
Following Mike’s untimely death, it became evident that many of the long standing members of the branch were committed to continuing the good work that Mike was dedicated to and in part as a tribute to his legacy, a new club has been formed, initially to continue trips on a smaller scale and focused on home Premier League matches.
Chairman: Tom Forrester
Born and brought up in Liverpool. As a boy followed the Reds in late Shanks and Paisley eras despite regular floggings from blue nosed siblings. Those were the days (perhaps mythological) when we always won 3-1 and Keegan, Toshack and Heighway bagged the goals. When not teaching scouse as a foreign language in Cheltenham, I am a frequent flyer to Anfield via the Elm House Pub.
Branch Secretary: Ian Kane
Born in Norris Green L11 just a stones throw from Anfield. Started watching The Reds in the early 70’s, initially standing in the Boys Pen before graduating to become a Kopite and in latter years an Anny Roader. I’m a veteran of 1 European Cup Final, 6 FA Cups and 5 League Cups. So many heroes over the years but The King has to take the mantle as being the greatest. Pre-match you’ll normally find me in the Elm House drinking a pint of dark stuff never too far from my match day partner and the other love in my life, my wife Julie.
Treasurer: Graham Stonadge
First introduction to football was during 12 years of exile in the S.Wales valleys & began following the Reds when my then idol John Toshack moved to Anfield. I chose to move to Liverpool for further education (not just academic!) & revelled in the late 70’s & early 80’s successes. Following a period of only being able to attend southern based away games recent years have seen the whole family become regular travellers on the Colefordian express.
The new committee intends to continue to work with the club’s partners at NATravel and The Elm House pub in Liverpool.