As usual the DTB received updates on several matters from Club Chief Executive Erik Samuelson representing the Football Club Board, including the Club accounts for the eight months to 28 February. Erik reported that the first draft budget for the 2014/15 season will be considered by the FCB at its next meeting on 9 April. It was noted that Kwesi Appiah had joined on loan from Crystal Palace until the end of the season, Charlie Wyke was shortly returning to Middlesbrough at the end of his loan period, and that Charlie Sheringham had gone on loan to Salisbury.
Other topics on the FCB report included an update on new stadium developments; preparations for the EPPP re-audit scheduled for 24-27 April, which continued to be proceeding well; encouraging recent results of the Under-18s, which had included fine wins over Milton Keynes and Dagenham & Redbridge, and the very successful and well-attended launch of the AFC Wimbledon Foundation on 27 March.
The DTB formally recorded its thanks to all those who had helped to make the Foundation happen. Erik was pleased to confirm the appointment of Kay Skelton as Executive Director of the Foundation, and Charlie Jones as Administrator of the Community Football Scheme. Erik was also delighted to confirm that the Club’s successful application to the FA Community Shield Fund had seen cheques of £1000 being sent to both Merton Mencap and Kingston Hospital Radio.
After the break, during which Erik left the meeting, the Board’s discussions included preparations for the forthcoming AGM on 20 May, and development on the Organisation & Strategy Review.