RENEWAL / NEW MEMBERSHIP
OFFICIAL LIVERPOOL FC BRANCH
Dear Red friends:
Up to now we have been accepting members from anywhere within Spain, however we ask that, when applying to join Madrid Reds, you keep in mind that there are other official branches in Spain and it may make more geographical sense for you to approach them rather than Madrid Reds; this will make it easier for everyone to get tickets to Anfield.
There are supporters clubs in:
- Gijon Reds
- Bilbao (Basque Reds)
- Barcelona Reds
In addition, it is essential to know that to be eligible to apply for Anfield match tickets through Madrid Reds, you must legally be a resident in Spain.
The annual fee for Madrid Reds this season 2022/23 remains the same: 20€. However, if you pay before September 30, 2022, you will receive a 10% discount, making it just €18.
For children, the fee is reduced to 10€.
This year we have a new rule, we will only accept members until December 31st 2022.
STEPS TO FOLLOW IN THE RENEWAL/INCORPORATION PROCESS
- If you have not registered in previous years, enter your full details using this link:
*This is important due to compliance with the data protection law.
- If your personal information (postal address, email address, etc.) has changed, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- If you wish to be removed from our database, please send us an email to email@example.com with the subject UNSUBSCRIBE.
- If you have already registered and you still have the Madrid Reds (Simon Howard) bank account details, which are still the same as they have been for years above, make the payment and, IMPORTANTLY, send us a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- If you do not have the Madrid Reds bank account number, please email email@example.com and we will send you the account details. Simon Howard will send you confirmation that the fee has been received.
- BUT, to make things easier, this year we are adding the possibility of making the payment by BIZUM at +34 609 38 75 26.
- ESSENTIAL. With the bank transfer and also with BIZUM you must put in the subject line : CUOTA BRANCH 2021/2 xxxYour namexxx
- The reason for this, which seems so obvious, is that in the past we had problems because, for example, a mother or girlfriend paid her son’s/boyfriend’s membership fee. So, what happened is that by not specifying who it was paid FOR, the person listed on our list was the payer. Whoever pays, please state THE NAME OF THE MEMBER in the subject line.
- Payment in Cash is NOT accepted.
Attention! The Madrid Reds Fee and the official Liverpool Membership are two different things. To be an active member of the Madrid Reds, you are not required to be an official Liverpool member. However, the official LFC Membership is mandatory, Madrid REDS will require it to apply for admission.
Please remember that you CANNOT pass your membership on to a friend or family member, nor can you order two tickets with one membership. Please be advised LFC is monitoring ticket transfers. We will not allow such exchanges, they could cost us our official status as a Branch.
For reasons to get one of the various LFC Memberships just check out the benefits provided by each of the cards: rebates, gifts, LFC TV, etc.. You will find it on the LFC website. Read it all carefully at www.liverpoolfc.com/membership
That said, there are only two Memberships that give access to Anfield, they are:
1 * Membership Light, with a cost of £26.99
2 * Full Membership, with a cost of £41.99
INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP IS NOT VALID, IT DOES NOT GIVE ACCESS TO THE STADIUM.
IMPORTANT: Those of you who become LFC members for the first time, you have to select in the questionnaire that you belong to the Madrid Branch (Madrid Reds does not appear as such, our official name is Madrid OLSC Branch, there is no possible confusion, in Madrid there is only one).
We have not yet received this year’s Policy from LFC, we believe that the possibility of attending 6 matches (3 first round of Premier, 3 in the second round) and 14 tickets for each match will be maintained. We will inform members of this if there is any change.
The Committee will study which matches we have more possibility of being granted tickets to given our 14 years of experience with this process. It will be communicated once we have the ok from the Club.
To apply for tickets you must have paid the Madrid Reds fee, as well as RENEWED the LFC Membership.
Before going to Anfield, it will be essential for those who have not gone before to link it to the Branch through the Friends and Family system. In order to do this correctly please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will explain how to do this.
We do not organize travel or accommodation. The individual is responsible for making their own arrangements for the trip to Liverpool. That said, we do try to visit the surrounding area together, organize dinners etc. as well as pre and post match drinks at the King Harry pub near Anfield.
Remember that, apart from the tickets we can apply for through the Branch, as a Membership holder you can apply for tickets yourselves when they go on sale. Keep an eye on the LFC website, we will not advise you of these other dates.
UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE PAST WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE COME TO THE BRANCH WITH THE SOLE INTENTION OF GOING TO ANFIELD. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE COMMITTEE WILL ASSESS APPLICATIONS WHEN AWARDING TICKETS ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES:
- THE LINK TO THE BRANCH,
- SENIORITY IN MADRID REDS,
- THE REGULAR ATTENDANCE IN THE TRISKEL (ALTHOUGH THE OBVIOUS EXCEPTION IS PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE MADRID WHO ARE ALREADY VETERANS IN THE BRANCH).
- THE PARTICIPATION IN OUR ACTIVITIES.
WE WANT TO KNOW EVERYONE WHO GOES TO ANFIELD REPRESENTING MADRID REDS.
You already know that the dates/times of games are not set in stone, TV channels decide this. Be VERY attentive to these changes. Especially in the 2nd round of fixtures when Cup competitions and the Champions League cause many changes to dates.
We also ask that, once we know which matches we are granted members request tickets in a responsible way. Once a member requests a ticket and it is allocated to them, that ticket is theirs, they have to pay for it and it is not enough for them to later say they can’t go, no matter what the reason.
The ticket for each match are paid for separately, we manage them through the Branch.
LFC usually contacts us BETWEEN 4-6 WEEKS in advance to CONFIRM that we have the tickets and where we are in the stadium. It is the club that assigns the location, we cannot choose the stand/seat etc.
We will of course let you know as soon as possible who has been granted a ticket so that you can book your flight and hotel as far in advance as possible.
The price for the games varies, this year we have paid €54 for the KOP BUT WE HAVE PAID UP TO €75 FOR SOME OTHER LOCATIONS WITHIN THE STADIUM.
We pay the same as anyone else going to the stadium, not like travel agencies that you can find on the internet that charge a premium.
Important, the Branch is only entitled to attend Premiership matches. We do not have tickets for the English Cups or the Champions League.
What does belonging to Madrid Reds entitle you to?
As you can imagine, anyone can come to Triskel Tavern to watch the game with us, BUT THERE ARE SPACE LIMITATIONS /CAPACITY IN THE CAVERN FOR PAYING MADRIDREDS AND, above all, for the regulars. When you come for the first time, bear in mind that there are people who have been going to the pub for many years and have an assigned place at the bar.
We also give a gift/souvenir every season. So far we have had scarves, t-shirts, polo shirts, key rings, pennants, breakfast mugs and beer glasses. Most of these are for sale on request.
Any surplus money is used either for an annual party, or for other club matters (making banners, etc.) that the committee deems necessary for the organization. We have, in the past made a donation to the Foundation.
Anyone who wants to know about the status and an explanation on the expenditure of the accounts can request it.
A sense of COMMUNITY is very important to us.
Another point to mention is that we participate with the Liverpool Foundation and we will repeat initiatives in the Madrid area supporting local NGOs on behalf of LFC. For example we have been helping food banks (Aaqua and Malasaña Acompaña) in recent years and this has been a great success. We would like members to think about and propose ANY initiatives of any kind, social, sporting, etc. We strongly encourage you to send us any suggestions you might have.
We are also open and eager for you to write articles on the website, Facebook, etc.
IMPORTANT: TO CLEAR UP ANY DOUBTS
DO NOT communicate with us through Facebook, Messenger, personal emails, WhatsApp or any other way.
We insist that writing to email@example.com is the ONLY valid
way to communicate with us since it is the only way for ALL the Committee to read the question/ petition.
Signed by the Madrid Reds Committee:
Jackie Willcox-Tomlinson – President
Simon Howard – Treasurer
Jose A. Pastor – Secretary
Paul Hodkinson y Amador Moreno – spokespersons