The Dons Trust logoCOVID-19 – a message from the Dons Trust Board

With the onset of COVID-19, we have entered a situation that none of us have encountered before in this country. Our thoughts are with those people who catch this illness, and those people who are worried about COVID-19 not only for themselves but for friends and family too. The current crisis will have major consequences for the way we live our lives over the coming weeks or months and, for the economy, potentially quite a lot longer.

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The Dons Trust logoAFCW PLC AGM & Dons Trust SGM on 19 MARCH

The AFCW PLC AGM will go ahead but the Dons Trust SGM is postponed.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the suspension of football matches and the EFL’s instruction to clubs to suspend fan meetings and other non-essential business, the boards of the Dons Trust and AFCW PLC have been discussing whether to proceed with the Dons Trust SGM and AFCW PLC AGM scheduled for 19 March.

The two boards have agreed to postpone the Dons Trust SGM but to..

The letterbox challenge

Dons Trust Board member Anna Kingsley describes some of the hurdles and highlights of working behind the scenes to promote the Plough Lane Bond.

Mention the words “brush” and “letterbox” and you’ll trigger a visceral sense of frustration – hatred, even – in some people who are here today. Those fans are part of the army of volunteers who have been spreading word of the Plough Lane Bond, one leaflet at a time. Worse than the rain and the wind,..

Batsford ArmsFans Respond to call to Arms

Fans respond to call to Arms

Wimbledon stars past and present gathered at the Batsford Arms for the Plough Lane Lift-Off – a celebration of everything achieved so far on the Plough Lane Bond.

First team players including Will Nightingale, Jack Rudoni and Anthony Hartigan mingled with AFCW Ladies stars including club captain Hannah Bellingham, while both management teams were represented by the likes of Glyn Hodges, Nick Daws, Mark Robinson and Kevin Foster. There to talk about the club’s..

Special General Meeting of The Dons Trust

The next SGM of the Dons Trust, will be held at 7.30pm on 19 March at theCherry Red Records Stadium.

The Dons Trust exercises its formal control over AFC Wimbledon though a controlling shareholding in AFCW PLC, which in turn owns all the shares in AFC Wimbledon. The SGM will consider some formal resolutions and business relating to AFCW PLC, in advance of the AGM of AFCW PLC. These include, in particular, approval of AFCW PLC’s accounts for the year..

An update from the Dons Trust Board – March 2020

As we enter March we want to take the opportunity to update fans and members about a few positive developments in and around the Club which you may or may not be aware of.

First, as part of the DTB’s commitment to increased fan engagement, we have sent out a ticketing survey seeking your views on everything from child pricing to Season Ticket perks for adults. The email is going out to more than 10,000 people, and we know such..

Women at the Game

On Saturday at the Blackpool game, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group extended a warm welcome to a group of women who experienced their first-ever live football match.

Women at the Game is an initiative that was set up by Jacqui Forster, formerly of Supporters Direct – now part of the Football Supporters Association, which also runs the Fans for Diversity campaign. Jacqui has sadly passed away, but her legacy lives on. The stated aim of Women at the Game..

Graham StaceyNow really is our time

Newly elected Dons Trust Board member Graham Stacey was planning to tell you what it’s like to be on the board. But now that will have to wait …

They do say that timing is everything. For this, my first ever Dons Trust page, I was going to be writing about what people could expect if they were ever to be elected to the Dons Trust Board. But I do hope it won’t be too often that anyone is elected..

Junior DonsExclusive event for Junior Dons (JDs) aged 12-16 years

We are excited to announce that the Dons Trust is hosting an exclusive open training session and a Q&A with Glyn Hodges, our first team manager, for JDs aged 12-16 years.

JDs should have received an email or letter (depending on their preferred method of communication) informing them of the event.

Responses to secure a place need to be emailed to juniordons@thedonstrust.org by Monday 17th February.  This should include JDs name, Dons Trust number and include any special requirements.

The event, on..

Show your love and invest in the Plough Lane Bond

The deadline for the Plough Lane Bond is fast approaching and while it has been a fantastic success so far (almost £4.1m raised) we urge all fans who are able to take part, either through the main bond website (for investments of £1,000 up) or the We Are Wimbledon Fund (for investments between £50 and £950), to drive the total to at least the £5m target we have set. So far the average investment has been £4,000 over a 7-year..