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..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersBoard meeting report 07/08/23

The latest Dons Trust board meeting was at Plough Lane on Monday evening, 7 August. Kevin Rye let us know beforehand that he’d be on holiday and so not able to join us.

James Macdonald & Chris Phillips weren’t there in person but were present online.   

We signed off the minutes for July for publication and they are now up on the website 

Project to locate and record previous DT policies and decisions 

Project is progressing well 


#MeetTheDTBMeet The DTB 11 September

The latest session of Meet The DTB  will now take place on 11 September with Michele Little and Chris Philips.

This session will cover Finance and Diversity and Inclusion, with Dons Trust Board Members Chris Phillips looking at diversity and inclusion, and Michele Little providing a finance update, covering some of the consultation and survey work we’re doing on debt refinancing. The new series of Meet The DTB has a slightly different format to previous years. The session will start..

#MeetTheDTBChange of date for Meet the DTB

This week’s planned Meet the DTB has been put back to Monday 11 September at 19:00.

We’re extremely sorry to members for this late notice cancellation, which has happened because of unavoidable circumstances.

We will publish full details to members via the monthly news email and website later this week.