The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersBoard meeting report 07/08/23

The latest Dons Trust board meeting was at Plough Lane on Monday evening, 7 August. Kevin Rye let us know beforehand that he’d be on holiday and so not able to join us.

James Macdonald & Chris Phillips weren’t there in person but were present online.   

We signed off the minutes for July for publication and they are now up on the website 

Project to locate and record previous DT policies and decisions 

Project is progressing well 


#MeetTheDTBMeet the Dons Trust Board – Thursday July 1, 19:00

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

Kicking off at 19:00 BST on Thursday 1 July, the next instalment in the popular series will be co-hosted by Xavier Wiggins, Graham Stacey and Luke Mackenzie. Register via Zoom For anyone who missed previous sessions, the idea is that each month, members of the Dons Trust Board members host a Q&A with members via Zoom. The format is designed to..

September’s board meeting minutes

The minutes of September’s board meeting aren’t yet online. Our volunteer minute taker was slightly delayed producing the draft, and then October’s board meeting – which should have approved them – was brought forward a week to avoid half-term absences.

The draft minutes are currently with board members and will be approved at our November board meeting.

In the meantime, members can read a summary of the meeting on the Trust Webjam.

The Trust Webjam – election section open!

This year’s Dons Trust Webjam election section is now open! To access it, log in and click on the ‘2019 Elections’ tab at the top of the homepage.

There you’ll find all the candidates’ mini manifestos. You can also download their full manifestos.

You can ask questions directly to candidates – every candidate has a post called ‘Ask me anything’ and you can post your comment or question for them there.

Alternatively, to ask a question for all candidates..

Election candidate statements released

The candidate statements for the Dons Trust Board election 2019 have now been sent to members but you can also read the candidate statements online.

Ballot papers will be sent out to members on or about Sunday 3 November.

The order in which the candidates appear on the ballot was drawn by Neil Springate of The Fulham Supporters Trust, our independent observer. The statements are in the reverse order.

Please note that there are five vacancies and that you can vote..

A graphic of a ballot box with 'Vote' written above itAre you thinking of standing for election?

Our next elections may not be until towards the end of the year, but it’s never too early to think about standing for election to the Dons Trust board.

The board runs the Trust on a day-to-day basis on behalf of its members, working closely with the football club’s own board to set the strategic direction of the club.

Elections to the Trust board are held every year on a one member, one vote basis. The elections take place in..

Increasing diversity

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale looks at the diversity of the Board and encourages others to think about standing for election.

As many will know, the Dons Trust is run in a democratic way, through annual elections to the Dons Trust Board (DTB), with any member of the Dons Trust eligible to be nominated for election.

Unfortunately, last year there were not enough candidates for a contested election, so all the nominated candidates automatically became DTB members; the same..

October’s (additional) Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held an additional meeting this month to cover matters not covered in the previous regular monthly meeting. The meeting was held on Monday 30th October at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarizes the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs and Sean McLaughlin; DT Secretariat members Tom..

October’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 12 October 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Roger Evans, Colin Dipple, Tim Hillyer, Sean McLaughlin, Nigel Higgs, Charles Williams; DT Secretariat members Tom Brown and Andrew Howell; and FCB members/consultants Erik Samuelson, David Charles, Andrew Williams and Dan Norris..

Dons Trust Board Elections 2017

This year, there were five vacancies to be filled. As there were only five nominated candidates, they are all, under Election Rule 12, considered to be elected.

Candidate Proposer 1 Proposer 2 Mark Davis Nicola Davis Matt Breach Colin Dipple Matt Breach Mark Davis Roger Evans Iain McNay Mark Davis Cormac van der Hoeven Nick Clark Warren Church Jane Lonsdale David Growns Paul Raymond


All the candidates provided a manifesto and a summary. The summaries are reproduced here for..