The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme Notes – Plymouth 18/09/21

Board member Hannah Kitcher encourages supporters both young and old to visit the Dons Trust kiosk.

I hope that everyone is enjoying our new home! Personally, I still don’t feel particularly well orientated or familiar with my season ticket seat in the South Stand as a number of personal commitments are meaning that I’m missing more home games at the beginning of the season than I would have liked. This also means that I haven’t yet visited the Dons Trust..

Dons giving abuse the boot

With fans now attending games at Plough Lane, the Club and Dons Trust would like to reiterate that it operates a zero tolerance approach to abuse – whether aimed at staff, players or fans.

AFC Wimbledon welcomes all members of our diverse community and want them to feel safe and welcome at our club.

Jane Lonsdale, Co-Chair of the Dons Trust Board and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group said “We have recently updated the information on..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Oxford 04/05/21

Dons Trust Co-Chair Xavier Wiggins looks back at how far we have come to get home.

One day, somewhere, the full timeline that led to our incredible move back to Plough Lane and acknowledgment of the work of the many, many people who made it happen, needs documenting.

Until then, as we settle into our new home, Iwanted to share with you a recently produced basic timeline, and urge you to think about how the unique coming together of fans,..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board announcement and election update

Jane Lonsdale, Co-Chair of the Dons Trust Board (DTB), has advised her DTB and PLC colleagues, that she has decided not to re stand for election in the 2021 Dons Trust Board elections. Until then, Jane has confirmed she will continue her duties in full, including continuing to co-chair the board and chairing the working groups relating to D&I and Junior Dons.

Ed Leek has also advised that he will not be restanding for election. With Graham Stacey, Tim Hillyer..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board Meeting Summary – 18 August 2021

On Wednesday 18 August 2021, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Microsoft Teams for itsregular monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes. 

 Attendees were as follows: 

 From the Dons Trust Board (DTB): Xavier Wiggins, Jane Lonsdale, Niall Couper, Hannah Kitcher, Luke Mackenzie, Graham Stacey, Tim Hillyer, Charlie Talbot 

 Apologies: Ed Leek 

 Also in attendance: Secretary – David Growns, Treasurer – Michele Little, Minute-taker – Conor Daly, Communications Assistant – Matt Stockbridge 

 The meeting kicked off with the DTB..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersSave the date: Dons Trust SGM – 14 October 2021

The next Dons Trust SGM will take place at 19:30 on Wednesday 14 October 2021. The meeting will be held at Plough Lane, and also streamed online. 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..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Gillingham 17/08/21

Alex Folkes, Chair of the Election Steering Group, looks ahead to this years vote to choose five members of the board.

 

 

As a fan-owned club, the ultimate decision makers are the fans whose views are represented by the nine people elected to the Dons Trust Board. This year there will be elections to choose five members of the board.

The key dates are as follows:

Opening of Nominations: 8th October

Close of Nominations: 29th October

Manifestos sent..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersThanking Fans

Ahead of the historic game vs Bolton, the Club and Dons Trust honoured fans past and present and thanked them for the part they played in the journey of Wimbledon’s football club.

The statement was followed by a minute’s applause leading up to kick-off. We have reproduced those words below.

As we gather here today, about to witness Wimbledon’s football club play a home game in front of fans for the first time in 30 years, we would like..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Bolton 14/08/21

Done Trist Board Member Niall Couper discusses the importance of the Fair Game movement.

Goosepimples? I reckon. Look around. We did this. The seat you are in. The floodlights arching over you. Every blade of grass in front of you.

Ever since that infamous letter arrived on the doormats of Wimbledon fans back in 2001, insisting that our place in the Football League should be hived off to a town in Buckinghamshire, we as fans have been striving for..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersVolunteers for the Social Media Working Group

The Club and Dons Trust are setting up a Social Media Working Group – and are looking for volunteers to get involved.

The club staff and DTB recently held an awayday to review the club’s values and behaviours. During the discussions it became apparent that there has been an increase in online abuse that our colleagues and Dons Makers (volunteers) are subjected to. As fans and members are aware, the club has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse. Our club..