Board elections

2016 Dons Trust Board election

Announcement of election to fill four vacancies on the Dons Trust Board

Three members’ two year terms and one member’s one year term come to an end this year. There are therefore four vacancies to be filled, all for a term of two years. For reference, the five continuing members are Jane Lonsdale, Mark Davis, David Growns, Roger Evans and Colin Dipple, 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.

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


The election will be conducted in accordance with the following timetable:

Nominations open 1 October 2016
Nominations close 14:30 Saturday 15 October 2016
Manifestos published, at the latest 31 October 2016
Voting forms sent to members 7 November 2016
Closing date for voting 23:59 Monday 28 November 2016
Result announced at the AGM Thursday 8 December 2016

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.

An article promoting the election appeared in the matchday programme against Gillingham (game played on 1 October 2016) and is available in the news section of this site.

Ballot BoxYour chance to help set the direction of your club.

The Dons Trust is run by the Dons Trust Board, which is elected by its members on a one member, one vote basis.

Elections to the board are held 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.

It’s never too early to think about standing for election. Why not ask one of the current Dons Trust Board members about what it involves?

Previous elections

Page last updated October 2, 2016