Increasing diversity

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale looks at the diversity of the Board and encourages others to think about standing for election.

As many will know, the Dons Trust is run in a democratic way, through annual elections to the Dons Trust Board (DTB), with any member of the Dons Trust eligible to be nominated for election.

Unfortunately, last year there were not enough candidates for a contested election, so all the nominated candidates automatically became DTB members; the same..

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..

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 or on 07818 617 620.  John Dolan, who is chairing the Group this year, will do his best to help.


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

One Direction? Our Direction! The Dons Trust Board Election 2017

Would you like to play an active role in setting the strategic direction for our club? Could you hold the club’s executives to account on behalf of Dons Trust members? Then read on …

“It’s just satisfying to be part of the progress, and the story and the success of making a really great club even greater. You get a huge amount out of it, so I’d encourage people to stand.” Continuing Board member speaking on the 9Yrs Podcast

As we all..

Surveys close this week

Two Dons Trust surveys close at the end of this week – don’t miss your opportunity to have your say. Both surveys were launched before the recent SGM.

The elections survey asks how you feel about the current process for elections to the Dons Trust Board. The ethical sponsorship survey seeks your views on whether there are types of sponsorship that we shouldn’t accept given our ethos as a fan-owned, community club.

Both surveys will close on Sunday night (June..

April SGM rescheduled

The Dons Trust Board has decided to reschedule the SGM that was pencilled in for April 27 until early June. We will communicate the new date as soon as possible.

As many of you will have seen in Erik Samuelson’s recent programme/web article, things are progressing well on the new stadium project but the Section 106/Development Agreement is still being finalised, and we are also awaiting responses to our request for tenders from potential construction partners.

Rather than hold the..

Dons Trust Board election result

The result of this year’s Dons Trust Board election was announced at last night’s Trust AGM. The votes cast were as follows:

Matthew Breach 609 Sean McLaughlin 467 Tim Hillyer 440 Cormac van der Hoeven 370 Tom Adam 395 Nigel Higgs 540

Turnout was 27%.

With four spots on the board up for election, Matthew Breach, Nigel Higgs, Sean McLaughlin and Tim Hillyer were therefore elected. Commiserations and ‘thank you’ for standing to Tom Adam and Cormac van der Hoeven.


DTB Elections: Statement by the DT Secretary

Following the Nominations process for the Dons Trust Board which closed on 12 November, the Electoral Steering Group received four nominations to stand on the Board for next year.

These are:

Matt Breach Iain McNay Sean McLaughlin Kris Stewart

As the number of nominations was below the five vacant places on the Board, there will therefore be no election before the AGM.

Consideration is currently being given to how to fill the remaining post; further details of this will..

The Dons Trust Board Election 2012


The deadline for nominations to be received for the Dons Trust Board elections has now been extended until Monday 12 November.

Though the initial deadline was quoted as Saturday 10 November, some bulletins, including the Dons Trust website, had stated it was two days later. To avoid further confusion, the Dons Trust will now accept nominations by 12th.

The process for submitting nominations remains the same, as outlined below.


Nominations opened on..

Dons Trust Board election

Your chance to help set the direction of the club you love!

With everything that’s happening at our Club right now, you may be thinking that the Dons Trust Board election sounds rather dull. But as new Dons Trust Secretary David Hall explains, there is no better time to get involved in helping set the direction of AFC Wimbledon.

For those of you who are less familiar with our club, you may be wondering what all this is about, while..