Dons Trust July 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the July 2023 Dons Trust Board newsletter – our monthly collection of news stories and views from your elected board representatives about ongoing Dons Trust activities.

Club & Dons Trust combine for pre-season briefing

Dons Trust chair Kris Stewart was part of a group of Dons Trust and football club officials who recently met with all club playing and office staff ahead of the new season.

Read more about this important new initiative.

Meet the Dons Trust Board

The Dons Trust Board “Meet the Dons Trust Board” sessions returned on 10th July, featuring Kris Stewart and Richard Shepherd.

Richard and Kris Stewart outlined “What is Oversight and how do we do it?” –

Dons Trust members who could not listen in on the night can listen back to the full recording

Look out online for details of August’s “Meet The Dons Trust Board” which will update on finance matters, due to take place on Wednesday 23rd August from 8 pm.

Supporting the Shrimpers Trust

Alas Wimbledon fans know all too well about how the simple football fan can feel when their club is in financial and operational trouble.

The Dons Trust Board has been and remains in dialogue with the Shrimpers Trust to provide advice and any assistance we can to help Southend United fans, together with the Football Supporters Association and the MP to help find a positive resolution to the current crisis surrounding Southend United.

Club PLC Chair previews the new season

Club PLC Chair Mick Buckley gave an insightful, in-depth interview with BBC London (and AFC Wimbledon fan) presenter Aaron Paul, outlining the club’s plan for the new season.

Listen to BBC Sounds to access this interview.

Membership Services & Engagement group

Thank you to those Dons Trust members aged between 16 – 24 who have stepped forward to form the first “Young Dons Trust Board”, which will involve meetings with the DTB and club officials.

Any additional members aged 16 – 24 interested in joining this group should email for details of the 1st meeting.

Dons Trust Board July 2023 minutes 

A summary of the July 2023 Dons Trust Board meeting and links to previous meetings’ minutes can be found here.

AFC Wimbledon’s Women launch into the new season

AFC Wimbledon’s Women will start their new season with a trip to league newcomers Worthing FC on 20th August. Their 23/24 fixtures can be found online.

South London Press column

Don’t forget we’ve got a regular column on London News Online (South London Press). Catch-up with previous ones via

You can catch up with fellow Dons Trust members via  ProBoards – You will need to be registered and to use your name to post there.

We will also be back at Plough Lane to meet with members in person ahead of our 1st league game v Wrexham on Saturday 12th August.

You can also email or tweet @TheDonsTrust if you’ve any comments or questions about the Dons Trust.

For any enquiries or issues about club events, tickets, the stadium, merchandise etc. – email the club at

Thanks for reading and Come On You Dons!

The Dons Trust Board