The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersElection Steering Group – Election Schedule

The Election Steering Group’s David Hall wrote about the upcoming Dons Trust Board elections for the AFC Wimbledon vs Leyton Orient matchday programme and, while the game was postponed, the article has been reproduced below…

We are proud to be a fan-owned club, and the ultimate decision makers are the people Dons Trust members elect to the Dons Trust Board. Elected members serve on the Board for two years with half stepping down each year. The Board has recently decided..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Election Results 2021


The following are the results of the Dons Trust Board elections 2021 which were counted today by the ESG in the presence of Neil Springate, the Independent Scrutineer: 

There were 3,731 ballot papers issued and 1,371 votes cast – a turnout of 36.7%.

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

James Macdonald 394 

Freddy Flaxman 643 

Niall Couper 756 

Ben Ransome 127 


The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board Election 2021 – Final Call For Votes!

Saturday FA Cup match against Cheltenham marks the last day of this year’s Dons Trust Board elections and the Elections Steering Group will be staffing the stall with the Ballot Box from around 1.15 to 2.45. 

Most members vote electronically and should receive a final reminder on Friday but if you have a paper ballot or require a replacement paper vote then volunteers on the stall will be happy to help on Saturday.

The Dons Trust Stall can be found..

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…

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..

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..

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 &..

Niall CouperManifesto Niall Couper

Proposers: Kevin Rye and Lou Carton-Kelly

I am a current member of the Dons Trust Board, and I am asking you to re-elect me.

My mantra is simple: I want every Wimbledon fan to be able to put on our club shirt proud in everything it stands for, safe in the knowledge that the club will always be there for you and owned by you.

I am unequivocally in favour of the club remaining fan owned. We only have to..