Board elections

Your chance to help set the direction of your club.

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) runs the Trust and is elected by its members on a one member, one vote basis.

Elections to the board take place every year, with half the positions on the board up for election each time.

The results of each election are announced at that year’s Dons Trust annual general meeting, held in December.

As a member of the Trust you have the right to stand for election yourself. To find out more about what it’s like to be a member of the Dons Trust Board get in touch with one of the current members and they will be happy to tell you more about what it involves.


2018 elections

Vacancies

Four members’ two-year terms come to an end this year. There are therefore four vacancies on the Board of Wimbledon Football Club Supporters’ Society Limited (the Trust Board) to be filled, all for a term of two years.

For reference, the five continuing members are Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Jane Lonsdale and Mark Davis, who will be happy to discuss the role and responsibilities of Board members.

Standing as a candidate

If you wish to stand, you will need to complete a nomination form.

Please note that this year, forms need to be submitted via both electronic and hard copy methods.

The form also includes a section declaring your shareholding, if any, in AFCW plc.

Election rules

The election rules can be found here.

Timetable

The election will be conducted in accordance with the following timetable (please note this has been revised from the timetable announced in a recent programme article):

  • Nominations open Thursday 27 September 2018
  • Nominations close 18:00 Saturday 13 October 2018
  • Manifestos published as soon as possible after 21 October 2018
  • Candidates can begin campaigning when manifestos sent out
  • Voting forms sent to members around 10 November 2018
  • Closing date for voting 23:59 Friday 30 November 2018
  • Result announced via Dons Trust website, etc as soon as possible after counting
  • Formal announcement of result Thursday 13 December 2018 (provisional AGM date)

 

There will be no formal hustings before, during or after a home match; previous elections have shown there to be little voter appetite for this. However, candidates are, subject to the Election Rules, free to canvass and campaign at such times.

Official events may be organised; candidates will be given as much notice as possible of these.

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.


Previous elections

Page last updated December 9, 2016