Bring the Dons homePlough Lane Bond – interest repayments

It may seem like only yesterday in some respects, but it is actually a little more than a year since fans and the Trust came together to launch the Plough Lane Bond – and our admin team is progressing the second batch of annual interest payments this week.

The scheme, which is still open, has raised more than £5.5m and is the UK’s most successful football club loan scheme. Crucially, it made the difference when it came to financing the..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting 17 Feb 2021 – summary

On Wednesday 17 February 2021, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Microsoft Teams for its regular monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes.

Attendees were as follows:

From the Elections Steering Group (ESG): Chair – Alex Folkes, David Hall

From the Football Club Board (FCB): CEO – Joe Palmer, Financial Controller – Tom Rawcliffe

From the Dons Trust Board (DTB): Xavier Wiggins, Jane Lonsdale, Charlie Talbot, Niall..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersStrategy review update and next steps

An update from the Dons Trust Board (DTB) on the strategy review and next steps.

There has been lots going on behind the scenes on the strategy review since it was announced as one of the DTB priorities back in early January. As members will know it’s been a while since the Club and Trust looked at the strategy of our club covering who we are, our aims and vision. It’s a testament to all the volunteers and employees who..

Wimbledon in Sporting History logoWimbledon in Sporting History Trustee

Dons Trust representative

Volunteer role – homebased and flexible

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to become the Dons Trust Representative Trustee on the Board of Wimbledon in Sporting History.

With the completion of the new stadium, the opportunity to celebrate and tell the unique history of Wimbledon football has never been greater.

Wimbledon in Sporting History (WiSH) are a Heritage Charity that is playing a huge part in that.

WiSH are members of the National Museum Association and will run..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersHelp the Dons Trust Board

The Dons Trust is looking for volunteers to share in minute-taking duties for board meetings and for general meetings with members.

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) is looking to enhance the Secretariat support as its tackles its priorities for this year and so is recruiting additional minute takers.

In all, there are around 15–18 formal meetings per year and this is increasing. The Secretariat wishes to expand the team of minute-takers so as to share the workload and ensure that..

TerraceTalk FSA and Dons Trust logoDons Trust supports #TerraceTalk

The Football Supporters Association has launched #TerraceTalk – a supporter-led mental health initiative.

Supported by the EFL and Mind’s ‘On Your Side’ partnership, #TerraceTalk aims to complement existing initiatives in football and will be running a series of events to help fans support each other.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage open and honest conversations about mental health and encourage supporters who need them to seek out mental health support services. A central theme of #TerraceTalk is recognition..

#MeetTheDTBMeet the Dons Trust Board with Charlie and Niall

Following January’s Meet the DTB session with Co-Chairs Jane Lonsdale and Xavier Wiggins, the Dons Trust Board is delighted to announce details of our next event.

Kicking off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday 24 February, the session will be hosted by Charlie Talbot and Niall Couper.

Register via Zoom.

For anyone who missed earlier sessions, the idea is that each month, a couple of Dons Trust Board members host a Q&A with members via Zoom. The format is designed to..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting 20 Jan 2021 – summary

On Wednesday 20 January 2021, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Teams for its regular monthly meeting. An additional meeting was convened on Thursday 28 January to allow enough time to cover all agenda points. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes.

Attendees across both meetings were as follows:

From the Football Club Board (FCB): CEO – Joe Palmer, Financial Controller – Tom Rawcliffe From the Dons Trust Board (DTB): Xavier Wiggins, Jane Lonsdale, Charlie..

Michael Hamilton AFC Wimbledon Academy ManagerMeet the Academy with Michael Hamilton

Following Academy Manager, Michael Hamilton’s guest appearance on last month’s Meet the Dons Trust Board session with Co-Chairs Jane Lonsdale and Xavier Wiggins, the Dons Trust Board is delighted to announce Michael’s return to host a Meet the Academy event.

Kicking off at 19:00 GMT on Monday 15 February 2021.

For anyone who missed the last session, Michael joined Jane and Xavier to talk about the Academy’s set up and MO. We received so many questions that we simply didn’t..

Plough Lane Bond – one year on

It’s a year since the launch of the Plough Lane Bond, which means our admin team is progressing the first batch of annual interest payments.

The scheme, which is still open, has already raised more than £5.5m to enable the stadium construction to be completed on time and is the UK’s most successful football club loan scheme.

Some Bondholders have contacted us to say they would like to donate their interest back to the club. We are grateful for anyone..