Football Supporters' Association logoGovernance: a hot topic

The well-publicised crises at Bolton Wanderers and Bury are far from isolated cases. The founding of the Football Supporters Association is a potential watershed in the governance of clubs, says Dons Trust Board member Hannah Kitcher.

On Saturday 29 June 2019, the hottest day of the year up to that point at a mere 33 degrees, Dons Trust Board (DTB) vice-chair Rob Crane and I enjoyed the air conditioning of a conference room in central London.

We were there, along..

Celebrating AFC Wimbledon players and supporters either side of a text caption that says 'Lead us home'New stadium: crowdfunding updates

Looking for the latest news about the club’s crowdfunding to help finance our new stadium in Wimbledon? 

Visit the new stadium page of the club’s website for all the latest news, including two question-and-answer documents that will be updated as questions come in – one on the new stadium itself and one on the crowdfunding campaign.

Head-and-shoulders photograph of Mark DavisWelcome back!

Dons Trust Board chair Mark Davis summarises the key activities at board level that have taken place so far this summer.

First of all, I’d like to welcome you all back to a new season – our final season at The Cherry Red Records Stadium. Whilst this football club belongs in Merton, TCRRS has felt to me like a place that for the past 17 years we have been able to call home. There are many things I will miss..

Bank notes lying flatGolden Goals: news for 2019/20

After supporter consultation and feedback from the Golden Goals selling squad, there are a few changes to Golden Goals for the 2019/20 season.

Most obvious will be the smaller ticket size, with the match number and scratch panels all now on one line.

Next, you’ll see there a new sponsor for this season: Chemflow Total Solutions. We really thank them for their support.

Finally, analysing last season’s statistics to see which players scored and when means we’ve grouped players and..

A computer-generated image showing the location of the pitch at the new stadiumUpdate on stadium consultations

This update on stadium consultation has three parts: confirmation of the situation regarding the main stadium consultation; an update on consultation on the semi-permanent stands; and a quick ‘heads up’ about forthcoming consultation about the matchday experience.

Main stadium consultation

Members who attended the stadium meeting on Monday 3 June or have read May’s board meeting summary will know that, as stadium costs became finalised, it became increasingly clear that we couldn’t afford the stadium options that we had been..

AFC Wimbledon badgeSlowly but surely

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,..