October’s (additional) Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held an additional meeting this month to cover matters not covered in the previous regular monthly meeting. The meeting was held on Monday 30th October at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarizes 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 and Sean McLaughlin; DT Secretariat members Tom..

October’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 12 October 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Roger Evans, Colin Dipple, Tim Hillyer, Sean McLaughlin, Nigel Higgs, Charles Williams; DT Secretariat members Tom Brown and Andrew Howell; and FCB members/consultants Erik Samuelson, David Charles, Andrew Williams and Dan Norris..

A new national fans’ organisation?

Significant discussions are currently being held about whether the two best-known national supporter groups can continue with their separate identities or should combine forces under one banner, writes Dons Trust Board member Tim Hillyer.

In 1999, the government’s Football Task Force delivered its findings. The two fans’ bodies that existed at the time, the National Federation of Football Supporters’ Clubs and the Football Supporters’ Association, merged in 2002 to form the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF). That same period saw the..

Dons Trust Board Elections 2017

This year, there were five vacancies to be filled. As there were only five nominated candidates, they are all, under Election Rule 12, considered to be elected.

Candidate Proposer 1 Proposer 2 Mark Davis Nicola Davis Matt Breach Colin Dipple Matt Breach Mark Davis Roger Evans Iain McNay Mark Davis Cormac van der Hoeven Nick Clark Warren Church Jane Lonsdale David Growns Paul Raymond

 

All the candidates provided a manifesto and a summary. The summaries are reproduced here for..

Looking out for the fans

Dons Trust Board Chair Matthew Breach explains some of the “outward-facing” work that the Trust is involved with and why it is so important.

Most of the time that the Dons Trust Board (DTB) spends together (a regular monthly meeting plus a number of ad hoc meetings for specific issues) is devoted to the club, concentrating on implementing our strategic oversight of the Football Club Board (FCB) on issues such as football, finances, youth development, commercial operations and – particularly..

Young Trust members wanted for six-a-side charity match

The AFC Wimbledon Foundation is seeking Trust members aged 16-19 to take part in a charity football tournament on Saturday 21 October, before the Plymouth match.

At the match, the Foundation is hosting a group of young refugees who live in south-west London to and is putting together a six-a-side tournament for them as part of their day.

If you are aged 16-19 and fancy a match of your own before the first team takes on Plymouth, you can be..

September’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 14 September 2017.  Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed.

The meeting opened with apologies received from Nigel Higgs and David Growns from the DTB.  Erik Samuelson sent apologies from the Football Club Board (FCB) but was represented by both Mick Buckley and Ivor Heller.  Charles Williams (potential co-optee to the Board) was..

Announcement of Election to fill five vacancies on the Trust Board

This Announcement of Election formally starts the election process to fill five vacancies on the Board of Wimbledon Football Club Supporters’ Society Limited (the Trust Board). 

If there is anything that is not clear, or anything that you would like to discuss, contact the Election Steering Group via elections@thedonstrust.org or on 07818 617 620.  John Dolan, who is chairing the Group this year, will do his best to help.

Vacancies

Five members’ two-year terms come to an end this year…

AFC Wimbledon Minithon 2017

Join AFC Wimbledon staff, players and supporters at the annual fundraising 5km fun run. 

It will again be staged at the Dons training ground, 35 Windsor Ave, New Malden, KT3 5EY, on Sunday October 1.

The training ground will open from 9 am with the first run starting at approximately 10 am.

Those taking part can run, jog or walk the 5km course and funds raised go to help all areas of the club, including the Academy, the Ladies and..