2012 – A great year for the trust movement (from the Wycombe matchday programme)

From Wrexham to Westminster and beyond – David Lampitt, chief executive of Supporters Direct, reflects on another hectic twelve months for fan ownership and influence in the world of football.

As we begin 2013, the time seems right to reflect on another busy year for the supporters’ trust movement across the UK and Europe.

It began in the afterglow of the news that the Wrexham Supporters’ Trust had finally seen their lengthy campaign to take the club..

Update on the SGM

Updates on our current home, plans for a new stadium in Wimbledon, the search for a new manager, setting up a new community charity and the new Club website – these were just some of the topics discussed at the recent Special General Meeting of the Dons Trust. David Reeves reports on a lively evening.


Around 60 Dons Trust members attended the meeting on 20 September. Not surprisingly, only 24 hours having elapsed since the departure of Terry and..

New Secretariat

Responding to the new organisation and methods of working within the club and Dons Trust, the DT Board recently decided to expand the secretarial role and at the same time split the role to make it more manageable for volunteers. This concept of “the secretariat” splits the role into three parts; provision of constitutional and governance advice to the DTB at and around Board meetings, administrative support to the DTB (mainly clerical and organisational work outside of meetings) and minute..