The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersA message from the Dons Trust Board

It’s a busy and important time for AFC Wimbledon and the Dons Trust. With relegation confirmed on Saturday, thoughts now turn to a crucial summer ahead where – among other things – we will be looking to recruit a new first-team manager and a new club leadership.

But at the same time, the Dons Trust Board is taking the time to reflect on the season just gone with a focus on what could have been done better. Relegation hurts all..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Accrington 30/4/22

DTB MEMBER HANNAH KITCHER REFLECTS ON WHAT HAS BEEN A TESTING SEASON BOTH ON AND OFF THE PITCH 

The Dons Trust Board is made up of different people, with different skills, experience and ideas. But one thing all board members have in common, from 2002 to today, is that we are fans. We love it when things are going well, and when they aren’t it hurts. We’re all gutted with where we are in the league table. We’ve made mistakes..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust and AFC Wimbledon Finance Update

BRIDGING LOAN REFINANCED

We would like to update fans on the financial situation and deliver the very good news that the initial April 2022 refinancing target has been met. At the end of April, the MSP loan that was secured against the stadium will be repaid which means the club will be free of any secured debt. This is down to the incredible efforts of Plough Lane Bond investors, a further sale of equity and a short-term loan from Cherry..

Dons Draw winners for April

Congratulations to Mark Hodsoll, who wins the £1,000 top prize in April’s Dons Draw.

The six prize winners for April are below.

1st prize of £1,000 – ticket 2404 – Mark Hodsoll – SM1 2nd prize of £500 – ticket 3871 – Sam Prior – KT2 3rd prize of £250 – ticket 1545  – Richard Brazier – SN4 4th prize of £100 – ticket 3543  – Peter Welch – BR2 5th prize of £100 – ticket 3958  – Katy..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting summary – 20 April 2022

On Wednesday 20th April, the Dons Trust board (DTb) gathered via Microsoft Teams for its regular monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of the full minutes.

Attendees were as follows:

From the Dons Trust board (DTb): Charlie Talbot, Freddy Flaxman, Hannah Kitcher, Kris Stewart, Luke Mackenzie, Michele Little, Niall Couper, Graham Stacey, Anne-Marie Godfrey

Apologies: Graeme Price

Also in attendance: Secretary – Martin Newton, Communications Assistant –Matt Stockbridge

The meeting kicked off with a welcome..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board adds members

Anne-Marie Godfrey and Graeme Price have joined the Dons Trust board. We recently shared an update on the DT board’s plans for adding new members, to get back to full strength and to add to the board’s resilience [see here]. Today we’re very pleased to announce that Graeme and Anne-Marie have accepted invitations to join the board. Graeme sits on the finance committee and has attended board meetings in the past, providing advice as a guest. He also has skills..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAn update on adding to the Dons Trust board

Since our announcement on 6 April [here]  the board of the Dons Trust has had only eight http://heremembers, whereas our rules [here]say we need at least nine. We said then that we will be filling the vacancy at our meeting on Wednesday 20 April. Today we’re expanding on that announcement, to tell you more about what we’re doing, and to give you an update. Sticking with the original plan, we will be filling the vacancy on Wednesday. The rules say that’s..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAFC Wimbledon Ticketing Post Implementation Review Findings and Recommendations

Towards the end of 2021, the Dons Trust Board called for volunteers to lead a Post-Implementation Review of AFC Wimbledon’s online ticket platform.  

The review team, recruited in December 2021, were tasked with reporting on lessons learned from the implementation of the online ticketing platform for the 20/21 and 21/22 seasons. This would be used to improve both the current use of the online ticket platform, as well as future comparable projects. 

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Junior Dons logoJunior Dons Player of the Year vote

The voting deadline for the Junior Dons (JD) Player of the Year (POTY) has been extended to Monday 18 April 2022. 

Junior Dons will be receiving a newsletter and questionnaires asking for your Player of the Year, and other questions about the Junior Don experience, in the post in the next few days. There are few options for submitting POTY votes:

From today, you can email juniordons@thedonstrust.org with the name of the player you’re voting for (please include the JDs..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust announcement

Xavier Wiggins has decided to step down from his positions on the Dons Trust and AFCW PLC boards for personal reasons, with immediate effect. We thank Xavier for his service.

Following discussions with the Dons Trust Secretary, the Board has agreed to fill the resulting vacancy under the terms of rule 62b, and will appoint a replacement board member at its next meeting, on Wednesday 20 April 2022.

With Joe Palmer having stood down from the AFCW PLC board, the..