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Dons Trust Board vice-chair Rob Crane explains why there have been delays in making announcements about the progress of the crowdfunding initiative to help meet the cost of our new stadium.

Welcome back to the Cherry Red Records Stadium for the start of what, all being well, will be our final season here before returning home to Wimbledon – and what an amazing achievement that will be.

In 2002 we were told that AFC Wimbledon would not be “in the..

Football Supporters' Association logoFind out about the FSA

The Dons Trust is an affiliate member of the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), the group that recently formed by merging the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Supporters Direct.

The FSA is the national, democratic, representative body for supporters in England and Wales. They are the leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fan rights, good governance, diversity, and all types of supporter empowerment.

The new organisation held its..

May’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 22 May. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

At the meeting were DTB members Mark Davis (chair), Rob Crane, Colin Dipple, Cormac van der Hoeven, Edward Leek, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale and Luke Mackenzie. Apologies were received from Roger Evans and Trust secretary David Growns.

For the first part of the meeting,..

YouTube logoStadium videos online

Two videos from the stadium meeting held on Monday 3 June are now available on our new YouTube channel.

Please accept our apologies for the delay getting these online. This was because of an extensive sign-off process necessary as we build up to our crowdfunding campaign.

Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel and receive notification when other videos go live?

An external view of the Prince of Wales pub in WimbledonJoin us for an informal get-together

Join us for our next informal get-together when some board members will be on hand to answer any questions you’ve got – or to just chat about football!

We’ll be meeting in the Prince of Wales pub in the heart of Wimbledon from 7pm on Sunday 7 July.

We may be in the downstairs bar, so check down there if you don’t spot us on the ground floor.

It’ll be in the middle of Wimbledon tennis fortnight, so let’s remind..

April’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 24 April. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Rob Crane, Mark Davis, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale, Luke Mackenzie. Also in attendance were Ed Leek, club chief executive Joe Palmer and volunteer liaison officer Rick Thomas. Trust..

Junior Dons Gifts - football, waterbottle and capHelp the Junior Dons

The Junior Dons Working Group is looking for a volunteer to collate and distribute gift requests from new Junior Dons.

The Junior Dons is the aged 16 and under members of the Dons Trust – the owners of AFC Wimbledon. The Junior Dons section was set up to promote the engagement of young supporters with both the club and the Trust so that their engagement and participation is maintained as they grow older.

There is currently a vacancy for a..

Strategy review: change of venue!

We have changed the venue for our informal strategy meeting next Friday (31 May) following feedback from members.

We will now be meeting at Lu-Ma Café, which is located in the same building as the Justin James Hotel, on the corner of Worple Road and Malcolm Road (see a map of the location).

The meeting will still start at midday.

Thank you to everyone who’s come to the meetings we’ve already held.

These informal meetings are just the initial kickstart of our..

AFC Wimbledon badgeMeeting invite: Moving forward with the new stadium

Supporters are invited to find out more about the new design for our stadium and how you can play a part in funding the return to Plough Lane.

Since the club’s reformation in 2002, we have worked together to both regain our football league place and to try and return to Wimbledon. We are now in the final stretch and will need your help to achieve the next chapter in our amazing story.

Join us on Monday 3 June when..

The Dons Trust logoConstitution review: help us modernise our rules

Do you want to help bring our constitution up to date?

We are looking for volunteers to form a small working group to help modernise our constitution – and we also want to ask all members what issues they want this group to look at.

If you want to get involved or want to suggest some areas we should look at (see below for some examples), please email board member Rob Crane (rob.crane@thedonstrust.org) by Wednesday 5 June.

Rob said: “I..