The first event of the calendar: RCB Fan Summit 2012 was held on 28th January, 2012. The vision behind this Summit was the RCB mantra: "For the fans; by the fans". 20 fans were invited from across India; The invite was based on their innovative ideas to invite new fans and engage the fans and also, their dedication to work for the RCB Fan Club.

After the exciting round of welcome by B Sridhar (who played MC for the afternoon), the fans were divided into 4 categories of their interest: Contests, Meet-ups, Bloggers and Recruitment. After an hour-long brain-storming session, the fans collectively put forward their ideas for the Club. These were discussed, framed and also measured on feasibility for the implementation.

Based on the final round of discussion, 1 spokes-person was selected from each category to represent the group and the plan of action was documented. The first group would ideate on Contests, Online Activities and Quizzes. They also had ideas about what kind of prizes they would like to have. The second group emphasized on the fact that they want to be the Big Fat RCB Fan club with Match watching parties that cheer at Pubs to Running Marathons for the environment. The third group talked about recruitment of new Fans and how we need to have kids in the club. They also asked to be supported by the other three groups. Finally, the fourth group, represented a tight knit, run-saving miser group, which would advise the franchise on content like themed blogs and podcasts.

The Fan Summit 2012 proved fruitful for both, the fans and the Club. The Fan Advisory Board was formed and will soon kick into action running and managing the massive RCB Fan Club. Keeping in mind the motive of RCB: Born in Bangalore; to thrill India, the ideas were crafted to take the Club to become the most engaging Fan Club in India.This was followed by the official launch party for IPL 5. The party showcased the first ever 3D projection show at UB city. It was attended by the fans and 5 local RCB players along with our mentor, Anil Kumble. The perfect end for the perfect day.

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The Top 20!

Jan 31, 2012 05:05 am
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Sachin K’s cover drives from the Virat Kohli Team

Jan 29, 2012 02:54 am
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Raghu Nath from Chris Gayle Team begins the match!

Jan 29, 2012 02:20 am
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The fans have put their stories together…

Jan 29, 2012 02:15 am
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- The Teams - Virat Kohli - Fan Recruitments

Jan 29, 2012 12:29 am
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- The Teams - Zaheer Khan - Creative Content and Blogging

Jan 29, 2012 12:26 am
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- The Teams - Daniel Vettori Meetups

Jan 29, 2012 12:14 am
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The teams - Christ Gayle Contest Zone

Jan 29, 2012 12:14 am
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Let’s welcome Russell Craig Adams

Jan 28, 2012 11:47 pm
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Fans sharing their stories…

Jan 28, 2012 11:32 pm
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Fans sharing their stories…

Jan 28, 2012 11:29 pm
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We are the Go Green!

Jan 28, 2012 11:17 pm
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I am RCB and RCB is me!

Jan 28, 2012 11:13 pm
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The centre-stage is ready too!

Jan 28, 2012 11:12 pm
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The fans are ready!

Jan 28, 2012 10:58 pm
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The Fan Advisory Board 2012

Chris Gayle Contest Zone Nivedith G Mridul Mittal Raghu Nath Vishwajeet Singh Chintan Parekh Mukesh Tanwani Kunal Kamdar
Virat Kohli Fan Recruitment Team Suhasini Mitra Sachin Kodagale Tejas Ahobala
Daniel Vettori Meetups Team Shireen Dastagir Disha Shetty Divya Dey Allen Abhishek Naresh Kumar
Zaheer Khan Creative Content Team Ayush Agarwal Christopher Poshin David Stunn Surya Harish Shridhar Parthasarathy