The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting summary – 19 January

On Wednesday 19 January 2022, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Microsoft Teams for itsregular monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes. 

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club Owners

 Attendees were as follows: 

 From the Dons Trust Board (DTB): Charlie Talbot, Freddy Flaxman, Graham Stacey, Hannah Kitcher, Kris Stewart, Luke Mackenzie, Michele Little, Niall Couper, Xavier Wiggins. 

 Also in attendance:  Secretary – Martin Newton, Communications Assistant – Matt Stockbridge 

 Observing: Minute Taker – Rupert Jeffrey 

 The first meeting of 2022 kicked off with new co-chair Kris Stewart at the helm for the first time since re-joining the board after the latest elections.  

 The first of order of business was to discuss key points to be raised at the upcoming PLC meeting and comments on the latest business update report provided by the club. 

 A wide range of operational and functional areas were discussed. Other areas of focus included the review of the ticketing process, an update on refinancing, various proposals for the use of the third floor of the main stand and feedback from members on some stewarding, concessions and some other matchday experience issues.  

 At the previous meeting there was a discussion around various Dons Trust Board tasks, responsibilities and priorities for 2022. These have now been reviewed and updated and each board member will be reporting back in advance of the next meeting to confirm the areas that they will each be focusing on. 

 There followed a quick update on club communications and how the Board is working with the club in this area.  

 The Board then approved a proposal for Peter Leng to be appointed for a 12-month period as trustee for Wimbledon in Sporting History (WiSH), and also approved Michele Little to liaise with the education planning group. 

 Following questions as to club and Trust policy, the board agreed to recommend that the next three Tuesday night home games be available to stream on iFollow. 

 Finally, a response about designing and delivering a Memorial Garden has now been received so the next step is to agree a budget.