Strategy review: change of venue!

We have changed the venue for our informal strategy meeting next Friday (31 May) following feedback from members.

We will now be meeting at Lu-Ma Café, which is located in the same building as the Justin James Hotel, on the corner of Worple Road and Malcolm Road (see a map of the location).

The meeting will still start at midday.

Thank you to everyone who’s come to the meetings we’ve already held.

These informal meetings are just the initial kickstart of our..

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..

A question mark drawn on a chalkboardBetting partner: survey result and next steps

The Dons Trust recently held a ‘temperature test’ survey amongst its members to help determine our approach to a possible partnership between the club/Trust and a betting company.

Previous surveys had suggested that the Trust’s members had a fairly split attitude towards such a tie-up. With a firm proposal on the table, we wanted to explore again members’ attitudes towards the principle of a tie-up in this area.

We asked:

‘Would you be in favour, in principle, of..

A computer-generated image of the new stadiumAn update from the Chair

Mark Davis, Chair of the Dons Trust Board, has a round-up of progress on various fronts at the club and the Trust.

In my programme page for the Boxing Day game against Plymouth Argyle, I set out what our newly elected Dons Trust Board (DTB) members could expect over the next year. Now is a good time to summarise how 2019 is shaping up so far.

First of all, with four of the nine elected members new to the DTB,..

Betting partnership consultation underway

Our ‘temperature test’ consultation with members about a possible partnership with a betting company is going live!

Trust members who are on email should have this afternoon (Friday 8 March) received an email from us setting out the proposal and outlining the next steps of our consultation.

The email for them to vote will be sent out tomorrow morning (Saturday 9 March).

Trust members who have requested to receive electronic communications from us but haven’t received the email or don’t..

Tell us what you think!

Launching the consultation on the new stadium!

The Dons Trust Board Stadium Committee is keen to make the matchday experience as enjoyable as possible for you at the new Stadium in Wimbledon.

The consultation will take place over several months, but before we get into discussions around the things people would most like in the new stadium, we would like to get an insight into the here and now.

Therefore, to kick off the consultation with..

Plough Lane street signUpdate from the Stadium Committee

At the recent Dons Trust SGM, there were various questions about the new stadium so the Don Trust’s Stadium Committee (Roger Evans, Colin Dipple and Sean McLaughlin) are issuing an update on their activities.

Over the past few weeks, the committee has had frequent meetings with Erik Samuelson, responsible for delivering the stadium, Joe Palmer, leading on defining much of the infrastructure, and Joe Giordano, the stadium project manager.  In addition, Colin Dipple has attended several meetings where the revised..

The Dons Trust membership survey

One of the roles of Dons Trust Board member Matt Spriegel is to encourage membership among fans in the 16–35 age group. Here he has details of the upcoming membership survey.

In the coming days, the Dons Trust will be sending out our membership survey to all existing members, as well as posting it on the Trust’s Twitter feed and on the club’s Twitter feed, in order to make sure that as many Dons fans as possible – Trust members..

FSF and EFL structured dialogue meeting

Supporter representatives from the EFL’s three divisions, under the auspices of the Football Supporters’ Federation, met with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey on Wednesday, November 2.

This was the first meeting between fan organisations and the EFL following the Government’s Expert Working Group (EWG) on Fan Engagement and Supporter Ownership. There is a commitment from both fan groups and the EFL to bi-annual meetings.

This meeting was attended by three fans from different clubs for each division, drawn from the FSF’s..