The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersSave the date: Dons Trust SGM – 1 November 2023

The next Dons Trust Special General Meeting (SGM) will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 1st November at Plough Lane. Any member wishing to propose a resolution for consideration at the general meeting can do so with the support of 5 other DT members and submit it in writing by email to The deadline for receipt of any member resolutions to the DT Secretary is noon on Wednesday 4th October (28 days prior to the SGM) All appropriate..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersTwo new ‘co-optees’ appointed to the board

Following our call for additional Board members in July, we have now completed the process of interviews and are delighted to announce the appointment of Anuk Teasdale and Angus Fox to join the DT Board. 

We advertised for candidates who could bring additional skills to the Board. Anuk has extensive experience in Equality and Diversity. She has been an active member of the Club D&I group for many years and was part of several very successful projects in that area…

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersUpdate on appointment of ‘casual vacancy’

Following the announcement on 13 September that Kris Stewart was stepping down from the Dons Trust Board in order to take up a temporary position overseeing stadium business and operations whilst the club recruits a new Managing Director. the Board were left with only seven elected members.  

We immediately took advice from our secretary and also The Football Supporters Association (FSA) (as the sponsor of our rules). Subsequently,the Board appointed Edward Leek to fill what’s known as a ‘casual vacancy’..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersSeptember Board Meeting Summary

Wednesday 13 September’s board meeting was planned to have been a formal meeting of the board. However, because of the recent changes to the board, specifically the departure of Kris Stewart (see statement), the formal section of the meeting was only to discuss and agree the filling of the casual vacancy left by Kris’s departure (according to rule 64 of the constitution).

Once this decision was made there then followed a series of discussions on different matters with no further..

James MacdonaldNew DT AFCW PLC rep appointed

The Dons Trust Board has agreed to appoint James Macdonald as its third director on the board of AFCW PLC, following the departure of Kris Stewart.

He will be the third board rep and will sit alongside new DT Chair, Michele Little, and new Vice-Chair, Graeme Price.

Read more about the Dons Trust Board, its composition and role.

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersCommunications Manager wanted

The Dons Trust is the membership organisation which owns AFC Wimbledon – the football club started in 1889 and which has been fan-owned since 2002.  

We are looking for a comms-savvy volunteer to help support The Dons Trust’s external and internal communications.

This position will help to gain hands-on experience and training in many aspects of communications, public relations, and marketing, while also gaining a good understanding of the workings of a large, voluntary organisation, a professional football..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersNew casual board member appointed

Edward Leek has been appointed as a board member of The Dons Trust (DTB). He fills what’s known as a ‘casual vacancy’, created by the departure of former Chair Kris Stewart, who was asked by AFCW PLC to step into a role to temporarily oversee stadium and club operations as AFC Wimbledon seeks a new Managing Director.

The appointment, permitted under the constitution (Rule 62 concerning ‘casual vacancies’), enables the trust to operate up to and including the..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Update

Kris Stewart to depart from Dons Trust Board to help out at AFC Wimbledon

Departure sees several other changes to key personnel

The AFCW PLC board has asked Kris to help out temporarily at AFC Wimbledon while the recruitment process for a new MD gets under way.

To ensure good governance and avoid any confusion over roles and responsibilities, Kris has immediately stepped down as a director both of The Dons Trust and all AFC Wimbledon group companies, including AFCW..

The Dons Trust reopens membership applications and renewals

As previously announced, the Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon have been working hard to include the administration of Trust membership within AFC Wimbledon’s ticketing system in order to consolidate contact details and use the Ticketing system’s payment methods.

This work has now been completed and we are delighted to announce that Membership renewals and new Membership applications are now live again (see below).

The new setup allows members to update their own contact details using their Ticketing account. As part..