The Dons Trust logoCOVID-19 – a message from the Dons Trust Board

With the onset of COVID-19, we have entered a situation that none of us have encountered before in this country. Our thoughts are with those people who catch this illness, and those people who are worried about COVID-19 not only for themselves but for friends and family too. The current crisis will have major consequences for the way we live our lives over the coming weeks or months and, for the economy, potentially quite a lot longer.

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The Dons Trust logoAFCW PLC AGM & Dons Trust SGM on 19 MARCH

The AFCW PLC AGM will go ahead but the Dons Trust SGM is postponed.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the suspension of football matches and the EFL’s instruction to clubs to suspend fan meetings and other non-essential business, the boards of the Dons Trust and AFCW PLC have been discussing whether to proceed with the Dons Trust SGM and AFCW PLC AGM scheduled for 19 March.

The two boards have agreed to postpone the Dons Trust SGM but to..

Women at the Game

On Saturday at the Blackpool game, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group extended a warm welcome to a group of women who experienced their first-ever live football match.

Women at the Game is an initiative that was set up by Jacqui Forster, formerly of Supporters Direct – now part of the Football Supporters Association, which also runs the Fans for Diversity campaign. Jacqui has sadly passed away, but her legacy lives on. The stated aim of Women at the Game..

Graham StaceyNow really is our time

Newly elected Dons Trust Board member Graham Stacey was planning to tell you what it’s like to be on the board. But now that will have to wait …

They do say that timing is everything. For this, my first ever Dons Trust page, I was going to be writing about what people could expect if they were ever to be elected to the Dons Trust Board. But I do hope it won’t be too often that anyone is elected..

Junior DonsExclusive event for Junior Dons (JDs) aged 12-16 years

We are excited to announce that the Dons Trust is hosting an exclusive open training session and a Q&A with Glyn Hodges, our first team manager, for JDs aged 12-16 years.

JDs should have received an email or letter (depending on their preferred method of communication) informing them of the event.

Responses to secure a place need to be emailed to juniordons@thedonstrust.org by Monday 17th February.  This should include JDs name, Dons Trust number and include any special requirements.

The event, on..

Show your love and invest in the Plough Lane Bond

The deadline for the Plough Lane Bond is fast approaching and while it has been a fantastic success so far (almost £4.1m raised) we urge all fans who are able to take part, either through the main bond website (for investments of £1,000 up) or the We Are Wimbledon Fund (for investments between £50 and £950), to drive the total to at least the £5m target we have set. So far the average investment has been £4,000 over a 7-year..

Happy Birthday to us!

The Dons Trust celebrates its 18th anniversary today, and we want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved along the way; whether as a DT member or as a volunteer or serving on the DTB – and everything in between. We caught up with DT founding Chair, Lou Carton-Kelly, who recalled how it all started 18 years ago: ‘When we created the Dons Trust we set out to be fan-owned directly because of what had gone..

Minute-taker required

The Dons Trust is looking for a volunteer to share in minute-taking duties for board meetings and for general meetings with members. In all, there are around 15–18 such meetings per year, and the board wishes to expand the team of minute-takers so as to share the workload and ensure that minutes are prepared and finalised on a timely basis.

As a minute-taker, you will be responsible for:

Drafting formal minutes of board / general meetings; Assisting with finalisation of..

Tim HillyerWho governs English football?

Problems at EFL clubs in the past year have brought the governance of the game into question. Dons Trust Board member Tim Hillyer reports on an initiative by the Football Supporters’ Association to tighten things up.

The early months of this season saw the demise of Bury FC, along with points deductions for both Bolton Wanderers and Macclesfield Town. These clubs’ offenses included not paying debts, lack of realistic financial projections, no security of tenure of their stadium, not fulfilling..

A graphic showing a stylised calendarAnnouncement about Dons Trust AGM

Dons Trust members are reminded that the 2019 AGM is due to be held at 7.30 pm on 29 January, in the back bar of The Cherry Red Records Stadium.

As the annual audits of AFCW PLC and The Dons Trust have not yet (at the time of writing) been completed, the Dons Trust Board is making this announcement about the conduct of the AGM on Wednesday.

Resolution 1 (Approval of Dons Trust accounts). As the accounts of AFCW PLC..