Club enters into mediation process suggested by EFL

The English Football League (EFL) has issued a press release announcing that the Club has agreed to enter into mediation to seek a long-term resolution to the issues for which it was charged late in 2017. The charges are set out in the EFL statement.

After consulting the Dons Trust board the football club board has agreed to enter into the mediation process suggested by the EFL. Both boards agreed that the Club should participate because we believe that continuing as we..

Matt BreachLooking out for the fans

Dons Trust Board Chair Matthew Breach explains some of the “outward-facing” work that the Trust is involved with and why it is so important.

Most of the time that the Dons Trust Board (DTB) spends together (a regular monthly meeting plus a number of ad hoc meetings for specific issues) is devoted to the club, concentrating on implementing our strategic oversight of the Football Club Board (FCB) on issues such as football, finances, youth development, commercial operations and – particularly..

The Supporters Summit 2017

Board Member Jane Lonsdale reports on this year’s Supporters Summit, hosted jointly by Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation and held at St George’s Park over the weekend of 1 and 2 July.

The annual two-day Supporters Summit is a great opportunity to learn more and to network with members of other supporters’ trusts. The sessions I attended included ones on clubs in crisis, preventing child abuse in football, and ticket pricing in the EFL.

Clubs in crisis  With..

31st August – SGM

Our next special general meeting (SGM) will be held at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday, August 31, starting at 7.30 pm. It will take place in the back bar.


This is the second of three general meetings to be held this year. These meetings are opportunities for members and the Dons Trust Board to discuss policies and developments within the organisation, for members to ask questions of the board and for you the members to hold us accountable..

Members’ views sought by Supporters Direct/Daily Mail

Dons Trust members’ views are being sought on the way the club, other clubs and the EFL in general is being run on, behalf of the Daily Mail.

A survey has been posted on the Trust Webjam seeking the views of fans about the way their club, other clubs and the EFL in general is run.

Trust members who have already registered to use the Trust Webjam can log in and visit the forum to take part in the survey.


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..

Club reacts to EFL’s Whole Game Solution statement

Earlier today (Wednesday, November 16), the English Football League released a statement announcing that it was withdrawing its proposals to restructure the league fixtures (known as the Whole Game Solution). 

At the beginning of this review, we welcomed the EFL board taking the initiative to look at a number of areas where they perceived there would be pressure for change in future, so as to put the League in a position of leading the discussion.

However, in our feedback we..