The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme Notes – Crewe 23/11/21

Dons Trust Elections 2021 – Mini Manifestos 

We are delighted to have twelve strong candidates who have put their names forward for the election to fill the five places on the Dons Trust Board. On the following pages you will find a short version of each candidate’s manifesto, provided by them (in reverse order to the ballot). You can read their full manifestos as part of the ballot pack that has been sent to every member of the Trust…

Win a signed shirt by supporting campaign at Fleetwood home game

AFC Wimbledon will on Saturday be showing its support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign – and you can win a fantastic prize by entering a raffle.

Our Ladies recently showed their support for the campaign and goalkeeper Lauren Allen is pictured wearing a Dons 4 Diversity Puma shirt during the warm-up.

You can win a Puma rainbow top, signed by our first-team squad, by entering Saturday’s raffle with ticket sellers based in each of the home stands at Saturday’s..

Dons Trust Election 2021Dons Trust Board Elections – Voting update

A first reminder to vote digitally was sent out on Tuesday 30 November. If you have been unable to find that (or the original) we would ask you please check your spam/junk boxes and/or do a search using the term ‘survey money’. This has helped locate the ballot email for some people. The Dons Trust kiosk will be open and available for members to vote with their paper ballots before Tuesday’s match against Crewe from around 6pm to 7.30pm. If..

#MeetTheDTBMeet the DTB with Xavier Wiggins, feat. Joe Palmer, AFC Wimbledon CEO

The Dons Trust Board is delighted to announce the return of our regular Meet the DTB events.

Kicking off at 19:00 GMT on Monday 22 November, the event will be with DTB Co-Chair Xavier Wiggins alongside special guest AFC Wimbledon CEO Joe Palmer.

For anyone who missed earlier sessions, the idea is that we host a Q&A with Dons Trust members online. The format is designed to allow for more informal, in-depth, and more personal, direct engagement between fans and..

Junior Dons Christmas party bookings and volunteers

Bookings can be made and volunteers are being sought for the annual fun celebration for young Wimbledon supporters – The Junior Dons Christmas Party!

The annual party – a highlight of the year for Junior Dons includes player appearances from both the men and ladies players and management teams, Haydon the Womble, a disco, party food and a gift for all, the party is suitable for all Junior Dons aged 12 and under.

This year’s party is on Sunday..

Dons Trust Election 2021Dons Trust Board election hustings

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Dons Trust Board election hustings will take place on Saturday 13 November 2021.

The hustings will be live streamed on the 9yrs YouTube channel, and will take on an exciting new format with two Question Time-style shows. Starting from 10:00 GMT, each session will run for approximately 90 minutes. The second session will kick off at midday.

Session 1 – KO 10:00 GMT:

Dennis Lowndes Mark Engelbretson Freddy Flaxman Kris Stewart Graeme..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersFinancial update: Refinancing plans ahead of April 2022

Following on from our financial review at the end of the 20/21 season, the Dons Trust Board and AFC Wimbledon PLC Board would like to update members and fans on the overall picture as the refinancing deadline of April 2022 approaches.

We wrote in June:

“The most critical challenge facing the club and Trust is to refinance the £4.6m bridging loan by spring 2022.”

This remains the case. The PLC Board, Dons Trust Board and Finance Committee have been working..

Elections AheadDons Trust Board Election Nominees 2021

On behalf of the Dons Trust Election Steering Group, I can confirm that the following have been nominated for the election to fill five places on the Dons Trust Board:

Click on the name of the candidate to view their manifesto or download all the manifestos [887KB colour PDF]

Michele Little Adam Procter Dennis Lowndes Mark Engelbretson Kris Stewart Graeme Price Colin Shergold Graham Stacey Ben Ransome Niall Couper Freddy Flaxman James Macdonald

(This is in reverse to the order they..

James MacdonaldManifesto James Macdonald

Proposers: Dr Lee Willett and Danny Norris

As the Chief Operating Officer of a 6-school, £14 million turnover, Muli Academy Trust, I have the experience and skills necessary to play the role of a critical friend to give support and challenge to the club’s management to help the club run efficiently and sustainably. 

Over the last 18 months, three schools have joined our Trust I have led on many aspects of bringing these schools within the Trust. I have successfully..

Freddy FlaxmanManifesto Freddy Flaxman

Proposers: Alex Gyr and Brian Flaxman

I’m thrilled to again run for election to the Dons Trust Board. 

My pitch is simple: I would like to use my business experience to help AFC Wimbledon strengthen its financial position and remain supporter-owned.

My entire career has been focused on leading sports and media companies into the next chapter of their history while remaining steadfastly true the core of what made them great.  I did this as a consultant at McKinsey &..