The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersElection confirmed

The Elections Steering Group (ESG) is pleased to announce that following the closure of nominations on Saturday evening (29 October) we have received sufficient nomination applications for the seven vacancies on the Dons Trust board so there will be an election in the forthcoming weeks.

If you have proposed a candidate please look out for an email from us confirming your proposal. 

The ESG are busy validating the applications but we hope to announce the candidates at some point tomorrow (31 October).

The main manifestos will be put online on..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Harrogate 29/10/22

The Dons Trust board would like to thank everyone who has so far engaged with us and fellow members on the proposed changes which we ran through at the recent members’ meeting here.

The details were sent to members by email or post and there’s a quick summary on the Dons Trust website https://thedonstrust.org/files/Oversight-and-ops-November-2022.pdf . All the documents are available in the papers for the 13 October SGM here https://thedonstrust.org/general-meetings/

Those who came along asked some good questions and made..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Crewe 25/10/22

Every phase of the football calendar is important, preparation is vital for the players to deliver the best on the pitch. This week sees us entering Rainbow Laces season, although as we know inclusion has no off-season.  Preparation for this on a matchday may look like the players wrestling with lacing up their boots with the iconic Rainbow Laces or our groundman replacing the corner flags to light up each corner of Plough Lane with a visible show of colour..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersVolunteers wanted for Community Group

The Dons Trust Board Community Group is looking for individuals to join the team. We are after representatives for the following six areas: Junior Dons; Young fans (16-25); The Football Supporters’ Association; Wimbledon In Sporting History; AFC Wimbledon Women; and Fair Game. Meetings currently happen at 5pm on the second Wednesday of every month online. The representatives will be asked to sign the volunteer charter and must be able to commit for at least one year. If you are interested in any..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Newsletter Launches

The Dons Trust have released the first in a series of new regular updates emailed to Dons Trust members who opt in to receive electronic communications. We have reproduced the first edition in full below…

 

Dear Dons Trust Member,

Welcome to the first edition of a new series of updates from your representatives. The idea behind this is for us to share a bit more with members, a bit more quickly, and a bit less formally, on a..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersResults of voting on resolutions at Dons Trust SGM

Further to the voting on three resolutions at last week’s SGM (https://thedonstrust.org/files/Paper-7-DT-AGM-October-2022-Resolutions.pdf), the votes have been counted (from the night and by proxy) and have been verified. The results are:Resolution 1 – Second Floor

Yes – 116/133 (87%)No – 5/133 (4%)Abstain – 12/133 (9%)

Resolution passed – at least 2/3 of those voting in favourResolution 2 – KitYes – 59/129 (46%)No – 33/129 (25%)Abstain – 37/129 (29%)

Resolution not passed – fewer than 2/3 of those voting in favourResolution 3 –..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAFC Wimbledon statement

The following statement is made on behalf of AFC Wimbledon’s governing bodies – the Dons Trust and plc boards – and all the volunteers and members of staff who work so loyally for our club.

Saturday’s result was understandably frustrating for everyone but the game was further marred by several unacceptable incidents that AFC Wimbledon cannot – and will not – tolerate.

Many of our loyal fans, volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly to rebuild our club..

Golden Goals achieves a notable first

Golden Goals achieves a notable first

At the game against Sutton United for the first time at Plough Lane – and also for some time whilst at Kingsmeadow –Golden Goals sold out of tickets so apologies if you didn’t get to purchase one.

But the volunteer-run incidental lottery is building up another sizeable contribution for the Dons Trust’s causes.

So far this season in excess of £1800 has been generated.

Emily Reid won the Sutton game’s..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersStatement from Niall Couper

Niall Couper has decided to step down from the Dons Trust Board.

 

His decision follows on from incidents at yesterday’s game versus Sutton United.

He has decided to stay on until the AGM allowing a smooth transition.

Niall said: “I have taken the difficult decision to stand down early from the Board.

“Over my entire period on the Board I have had abuse directed..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme Notes Election Special – Sutton 15/10/22

AFC Wimbledon is proud to be a fan-owned club, and the ultimate decision makers on many important issues are the people that Dons Trust members elect to the Dons Trust board.

 

Each year, generally between October and December, since it was first set up in 2002 the Dons Trust has an election to decide the people who they want to set the direction of the football club.

Whilst Dons Trust board are unpaid, the elected board..