The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board 2021 priorities and responsibilities

On Tuesday 5 January 2021, the new Dons Trust Board and club CEO Joe Palmer met via Teams to discuss priorities for 2021.

The Board started by reviewing the skills of the newly elected Board and identifying gaps. They discussed the possible areas where co-option may be needed which will be discussed further.

The Board discussed the importance of not overcommitting, recognising some big priorities this year, and agreed the following areas are a major priority for 2021:

Strategy review..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersThe new Dons Trust Board has made its first decisions and appointments

Co-Chair Xavier Wiggins, Vice-Chair Charlie Talbot and Board member Hannah Kitcher, will join Ed Leek and Jane Lonsdale on the AFCW plc board. They will sit on that board with Joe Palmer, Mick Buckley and Iain McNay.

Ed Leek will join Luke Mackenzie and Joe Palmer as the directors of TWIOF, the legal entity which owns Plough Lane.

Co-Chairs Xavier Wiggins and Jane Lonsdale said:

“We are grateful to board members for their time in meetings and set-up..

#MeetTheDTBWednesday 27 January: Meet the Dons Trust Board with Jane and Xavier

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our end of year Meet the DTB session, hosted by Luke Mackenzie and Graham Stacey and featuring special guests Hannah Kitcher and Cormac van der Hoeven. We hope you found the hour-long event useful and enjoyable.

As we enter the new year, and with a new-look board, we are pleased to announce January’s Meet the DTB session will be hosted by newly-installed DTB Co-Chairs Jane Lonsdale and Xavier Wiggins.

Kicking off at 19:30..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board appoints Chairs and Vice Chair

The new Dons Trust Board held a meeting on the evening of Wednesday 23 December 2020 to decide upon the Chair positions, and to confirm a calendar of further meetings for the year ahead.

With the Board keen to hit the ground running following the AGM held on Thursday 17 December, Board members had discussed various options in the days leading up to the meeting before unanimously voting in Jane Lonsdale and Xavier Wiggins as Co-Chairs with Charlie Talbot filling..

#MeetTheDTBWednesday 30 December: Meet the Dons Trust Board with Graham and Luke

Following November’s Meet The FCB event with Ivor Heller and Joe Palmer, the Dons Trust Board are delighted to announce the return of our monthly Meet The DTB events.

Kicking off at 19:30 GMT on Wednesday 30 December 2020, the next session will hosted by Graham Stacey and Luke Mackenzie. 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..

Plough Lane sporting usage

Here is an updated version of an email sent to members on Saturday. Early indications from the temperature test suggest members are broadly positive about discussions continuing with London Broncos ­– but there have been many questions and concerns, too. We can confirm that more detail will be shared shortly, and the potential deal will be discussed at the AGM on December 17. Crucially, we can also confirm that there will be a formal vote should the deal progress and..

Everyone is welcome at Wimbledon

The Dons Trust would like to once again iterate that everyone is welcome at Wimbledon games, and that the Club operates a zero tolerance approach to abuse – whether aimed at staff, players or fans.

With our move back to Plough Lane, ensuring that all members of our diverse community feel safe and welcome at our club is of paramount importance – particularly as we look to expand our fanbase.

In the same way that we hold our players to..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAGM papers: possible postal delays

We have received reports that AGM papers for those that receive them by post are in some cases being delayed and caught up in the backlog of Christmas mail.

The papers for the meeting can be found on the general meetings page (thedonstrust.org/general-meetings) of this website and are available to download.

If you wish to exercise a proxy, we strongly suggest that this is emailed to the Dons Trust secretary – secretary@thedonstrust.org – rather than relying on the postal service at this..

IsaThank you to our young volunteers

Since our reformation in 2002, volunteers have been central to the achievements of The Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon.

It’s now 18 years since we went overnight from professional football league club to an amateur side competing in the CCL – and even though we have since risen back up the pyramid to League One, and moved into our new home in Plough Lane, the people who devote their time and energy to the club day after day remain as..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust election results 2020

The following are the results of the Dons Trust Board elections 2020 which were counted today by the ESG in the presence of Neil Springate, the Independent Scrutineer:

There were 3,415 ballot papers issued and 1377 votes cast – a turnout of 40.3%

The number of votes cast for each candidate were as follows (candidates are in ballot paper order):

Luke Mackenzie 707

Freddy Flaxman 300

Xavier Wiggins 889

Charlie Talbot 744

Trevor Williams 556

Andy Silvester 326

Roger Hobkinson..