TRANSPORT

We organise transport to all home games and also away games as appropriate. With matches being changed frequently and the difficulty of attending midweek matches the number of people using the transport varies.

This includes liaising with members re train travel so that group fares can be bought – or just so that members have someone to travel with.

The transport offered is usually a 9 seater bus which can be driven by anyone over 25 with a valid driving licence. They are not speed restricted which makes the long journeys quicker.

Travelling on Transport

If numbers are less than 6 or exceed 9 we will try to organise alternative transport for people. We hire cars, organise private transport by putting people in contact or link up with other supporters groups. If we need places for 13 or more people we hire 2 buses subject to having volunteer drivers.

Pick up points are kept to a minimum which normally requires members to travel to pick up points.
Generally the pick up points and route are between Havant, Fareham and Southampton on the A27/M27, on the A34 between Winchester and Oxford then either the A43 or M69 to join the M1.

The bus takes different routes in certain circumstances if we are going to different grounds or for safer pick ups off main route.

Booking TRansport

We have a Transport Secretary who organises transport and is the first point of contact for getting to matches.

The Transport Secretary ensures there is a driver, sends out a TEXT to members re transport availability, collects the names of people requiring transport and sends names to the treasurer, agrees pick up points and times with driver and informs passengers.

Places on the transport are allocated on a first come, first served basis and can be booked in advance, even for the whole season. Once a place has been allocated it is not given to anyone else.

Paying for transport

Charges for transport include parking, fuel and hire.

Transport must be paid at least a week before travelling and is only refundable if the place is filled by someone else. Discussion with the treasurer is required if refund is wanted in other circumstances.

Transport is subsidised by Hampshire Whites from money raised by raffles, donations and members’ subscriptions. We do not make a profit out of transport.

Contact transport@hampshirewhites.com  for details on how to book transport.

Tickets

We offer a ticket buying service. This means that if members are unavailable when the tickets go on sale we can get them and we can get seats together. The disadvantage of this is that if the system fails for any reason none of our members will get tickets. We can only do our best.

0ur Ticket Secretary will send a text when notified by Leeds that away or home tickets are on sale.  If you want a ticket you must reply by the deadline stated.

We cannot guarantee to get all tickets requested but we do try to put the application in as soon as the ticket window opens.  Leeds usually sell away tickets to Season Ticket holders then Members. Home tickets are sold to members+ first then members.

The Ticket secretary can be contacted on tickets@hampshirewhites.com.

PAYING For Tickets

Tickets must be paid for as soon as your application has been successful.  Ideally payment should be made when the ticket is ordered.

You will receive details of payment arrangements from the membership secretary when you join The Hampshire Whites