The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersFinance Committee: Request for volunteers

We are looking for suitably qualified volunteers to join a Finance Committee, which is being formed to devise and implement a refinancing strategy for AFC Wimbledon’s borrowings.

The background is that, through the Plough Lane Bond, the development loan from MSP Capital and the Dons Trust Bond, the AFC Wimbledon group is taking on borrowings of around £10 million. The development loan will be repayable in early 2022 and the first maturities under the Plough Lane Bond fall due in..

Dons Debenture – Priority Group 4 now LIVE!

Following a very successful reservation period amongst AFC Wimbledon Season Ticket holders, bookings are now open for Priority Group 4, including all Dons Trust members.

From today, Dons Trust members, Seedrs investors, Plough Lane Bond holders and AFCW PLC shareholders are able to reserve their seats in the West Stand and East Stand.

We’d like to remind fans from this group who are NOT previous year’s season ticket holders that you can only secure your seat by committing to a..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAnnouncement of outcome of recent recruitment of Election Steering Group Chair 

Following a decision by John Dolan to stand down as Chair of the Trust’s Election Steering Group (ESG), the Dons Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new volunteers to the ESG. 

Alex Folkes will chair the ESG and is hugely qualified to do so, as he spends his life commenting on the conduct of elections around the world. Alex will be a familiar face to many Dons fans, having spent many years as a matchday photographer for..

Mark DavisDons Trust Board Announcement

Mark Davis, Chair of the Dons Trust Board (DTB) has advised the DTB of his intention to stand down at the 2020 AGM.  Until then, Mark will continue his duties in full, including continuing to chair the board and the Stadium Committee. His departure means that there will be five board places in the upcoming election.

Mark says:

“After a lot of thought, I have decided to stand down from the Dons Trust Board at the 2020 AGM. By then, I will..

#MeetTheDTBWednesday 23 September: Meet Your Dons Trust Board with Anna and Ed

Following on from the first two Meet Your Dons Trust Board surgeries hosted by Luke and Graham and Jane and Hannah, we are delighted to announce details of our next event.

Kicking off at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the next session will be with Anna Kingsley and Ed Leek. Register via Zoom.

For anyone who missed the first couple, the idea is that, each month, a couple of Dons Trust Board representatives will host a Q&A with members..

Junior Dons LogoHappy Birthday, Junior Dons – a message from Terrell Thomas

Terrell Thomas has sent a special message to the Junior Dons who are celebrating their birthday in July and August. Unfortunately, as there are still no games, and therefore no matchday programmes where the birthdays would normally be printed, the Club and Dons Trust would like to wish happy birthday to all the Junior Dons who are celebrating their birthday’s in July and August.

As well as Terrell, Haydon the Womble has also sent his birthday message.

Junior Dons will still receive their..

Junior Dons LogoCompetition time! Calling young Dons – this is your chance to create a football club and design a flag.

When it was decided to continue the club as AFC Wimbledon back in 2002 it was the start of a truly remarkable journey. Who would have thought nine years later the club would be playing in the football league again? And that just nine years after, we would be looking forward to our first game in an exciting brand-new stadium? But what did it take to get AFC Wimbledon going? What obstacles did we have to overcome? What were the..

CalendarSave the date – Dons Trust SGM

The next Dons Trust SGM will take place at 19:30 on Wednesday 30 September 2020. The meeting will be online and official notification, as well as details about how to register, will be sent to members nearer the time, but you might want to put it in your diary now.

These meetings are at the heart of the Dons Trust Board’s accountability to the membership. Members get to approve (or not) some important decisions and have a chance to quiz..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersA fans’ owned club – where do we stand?

Dons Trust Board Chair, Mark Davis, writes:

“It’s no secret that the events of late 2019, when selling a 30% stake in AFCW PLC was mooted, provoked controversy and concern among Dons Trust members.

“The subsequent success of the Plough Lane Bond and the injection of a further £2.5 million of equity on terms that do not jeopardise Dons Trust control have reduced the prospect of needing to dilute below 75% voting control, at least in the near term. Nonetheless,..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersFriday 21 August: Meet Your Dons Trust Board with Jane and Hannah

Hot on the heels of the first Meet Your Dons Trust Board surgery on Friday 24 July, with Luke and Graham, we are delighted to announce details of our next event.

Kicking off at 7:30 pm on Friday 21 August 2020, the next session will be with Jane Lonsdale and Hannah Kitcher. Register here: 

For those who missed it the first time, the idea is that, each month, a couple of Dons Trust Board representatives will host a Q&A..