Dons Trust SGMDraft SGM minutes

Members can now see the draft minutes of April’s SGM.

These are being shared while the meeting’s fresh in your memory, but keep a note of any amendments you might have until we send out the official notification of our next SGM, which is when these draft minutes will get amended, if necessary, and approved.

The Trust Webjam currently offline

The Dons Trust Webjam is currently offline – the company that runs it were doing some tweaks “under the bonnet” this weekend and now one of our volunteers needs to do some tweaks of our own.

We’ll let you know as soon as it’s back up. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Update 9 May: we’re pleased to say that the Dons Trust Webjam is now back online. 

Valley Parade fire commemoration

Our visit to Bradford City tomorrow (4 May) coincides with their annual memorial fixture for the 56 supporters who died in the 1985 Valley Parade fire disaster.

A minute’s silence will be held before kick-off to remember those who sadly passed away almost 34 years ago.

Earlier in the day, the Dons Trust will on behalf of our club join Bradford City to lay a wreath at a memorial outside the ground.

As well as those who died, more than..

A supporter watches football on TV while holding a beer bottleAcademic survey on alcohol and football

The Football Supporters’ Federation has forwarded us the following text from a group of academics who are researching the links between alcohol and football:

Are you a football fan who regularly attends matches or watches the game on TV?

Would you be willing to take part in a survey on the importance and role of alcohol for football fans in Scotland and England?

Researchers from the universities of Stirling, Loughborough and Edinburgh are running..

Holding the club board to account

Dons Trust Board vice-chair Rob Crane explains how the Dons Trust works with the Football Club Board to keep everything moving along on the correct course.

Most Wimbledon fans, I would hope, know that the Dons Trust is the organisation that owns AFC Wimbledon. But on a day-to-day basis, how does the elected Dons Trust Board hold the (unelected) Football Club Board to account?

Traditionally, the split has been that the DTB looks after the strategic direction of the club,..

Strategy marks on a football pitchStrategy review: help shape our future

The Dons Trust Board are starting a conversation with you about where you want our club to be in 9 years’ time.

During May the Dons Trust Board are putting on a series of events. Please come along to as many as you can. It’s your chance to share your thoughts with us about the future direction you want AFC Wimbledon to go in. We want to hear from you.

We are kicking off with a meeting on Wednesday 1..

Bank notes lying flatEd Leek co-opted onto board

Last night’s Dons Trust board meeting formally co-opted Ed Leek onto the board to provide financial expertise that will help us oversee the football club and financing of the new stadium project.

Ed was one of a number of supporters who responded after the board advertised for help in February. After board members Mark Davis, Jane Lonsdale and Colin Dipple carried out a number of interviews, Ed emerged as the leading contender.

Ed has previously worked for KPMG and currently..

Bristol Rovers programme coverThe number one jersey

Dons Trust chair Mark Davis used yesterday’s matchday programme to talk about a change at the top at AFC Wimbledon. The following is a slightly edited version of the article.

Today I have commandeered the From the Boardroom page, for this one programme only, to report on the recent change in the number one slot at AFC Wimbledon. I’m referring to the position of chief executive officer, rather than goalkeeper, but I’m hoping this change proves to be as positive for..

A digger clearing the top layer of earthNew stadium update – 19 April 2019

Our contractors took possession of the stadium site at 8.30 am on Monday (15 April). They are on site to do initial preparatory work.

Our photographer visited the site on Tuesday 16 April and took these photos, some of which were shown at Wednesday night’s Dons Trust SGM.

(Click on an image to enlarge it. We recommend then using the back button in your browser to return to this page and select the next photo.)

Portrait photo of Joe PalmerJoe Palmer takes over as Chief Executive Officer

The Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon boards are delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Palmer, previously the club’s Chief Operating Officer, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Erik Samuelson earlier this month.

Commenting on the Dons Trust board’s appointment of Joe to this role, Dons Trust Chair Mark Davis said:

“When we recruited Joe as Chief Operating Officer just over a year ago, it was very much with a view to him succeeding Erik..