Wimbledon Foodbank Collection

The Foundation is again supporting Wimbledon Foodbank this year by organising a food collection at the forthcoming home games on Sat 20th January v Blackpool and Sat 10th Feb v Northampton Town. The foodbank is based in the High Path area of Wimbledon and works to support local families in need.

The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.

Wimbledon Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry…

The 2017 FSF awards

Dons Trust Board member Tim Hillyer attended the annual Football Supporters’ Federation awards event, and was impressed by how prestigious an occasion it has become.



The run-up to Christmas signals the start of the season of awards presentations. The Football Supporters’ Federation kick off the annual prize-giving merry-go-round with a formal dinner interspersed with speeches. A measure of the increasing stature of this event is the number of high-profile guests in attendance this year, including such well-known names..

December’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting on 11 December as a conference call due to poor weather conditions and transport issues preventing the board from meeting in person. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, Sean McLaughlin, David Growns; DTB member elect Cormac van der Hoeven and DT Secretariat members..

Working hard behind the scenes


Dons Trust Secretary Tom Brown introduces the team of people who support the Dons Trust Board and tells us about the areas in which they work.


What we do


The Dons Trust secretariat supports the Board in a number of ways:

compiling agendas and minutes for the Board’s meetings each month preparing papers for general meetings and sending them out to members communicating with members via Webjam, Twitter and Facebook keeping the Trust’s website up to date..

November’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 9thNovember 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, David Growns, Charles Williams and Sean McLaughlin, supported by DT Secretariat members Tom Brown and Hannah Kitcher.  The board were joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, newly elected..

Fan power in action

Dons Trust Chair Matt Breach and Vice-Chair Mark Davis look back on the role that DT members and AFC Wimbledon supporters – plus one or two others – have played in bringing the Dons home.


This week’s news about the new stadium is a proud moment for us all. It really does look as if AFC Wimbledon, the fans-owned club formed from the ashes of Wimbledon FC, is going to pull off a coup that our predecessor and its multi-millionaire..

Stadium one step closer as section 106 agreement signed

We’re delighted to announce that AFC Wimbledon, Merton Council and Galliard Homes have today signed the Section 106 agreement that clears the way for our new stadium.

This is another major milestone towards the rightful return of Wimbledon’s football club to Wimbledon and represents the result of months of hard work to finalise a complex deal.

The signing means work can now start on the stadium, as well as the 602 new homes, retail space and squash and fitness club..

DT AGM: Thursday 21 December 2017, 7.30 pm, The Cherry Red Records Stadium

Dear Fellow Member,

The Annual General Meeting of the Dons Trust will be held at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PB on Thursday 21 December 2017 at 7.30pm

I am pleased to invite you to the Dons Trust Annual General Meeting (the DT AGM). The Dons Trust holds a minimum of three formal “general meetings” each year. These are opportunities for members and the Dons..

Revised dates for Annual General Meetings

The AFCW PLC board has agreed that the Group’s accounts should not be finalised until the s106 agreement has been signed, so as to be able to include in those accounts the most up to date position regarding the stadium.  As a consequence, completion of the Dons Trust accounts has been delayed and we have had to defer the Dons Trust AGM to Thursday 21 December, to be held at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, starting at 7.30 pm.


The next generation

It’s the younger supporters in our present fanbase who will be running AFC Wimbledon in years to come – so how can we encourage them to get more involved in the Dons Trust now? Charles Williams, who was co-opted onto the Dons Trust Board in September to focus on this important task, sets out his ideas.

My favourite thing about being an AFC Wimbledon fan is that I own the club. I still remember my anger and feeling of utter..