Your Dons Trust August Newsletter

Welcome to the August 2023 Dons Trust Board newsletter – our monthly collection of news and stories from your representatives about ongoing Dons Trust activities.

Membership Update  

As announced previously, we are moving the administration of Trust membership to the club’s ticketing system. We are in the final stages of the move and hope to re-open memberships soon.

Given the circumstances and line with custom and practice, we will recognize those “lapsed” members who are unable to renew manually for three..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club Owners14 June Dons Trust Board meeting

The latest Dons Trust board meeting was at Plough Lane. Kevin Rye wasn’t able to be there in person and so dialled in. All other board members were present. 

The board signed off the minutes for May for publication. These are now in the Board Minutes section on the website. 

Actions completed 

Dons Draw – recent new publicity has brought in some welcome additional subscribers.  Agreement reached on AFC Wimbledon Women games at Plough Lane (see DT website for statement). ..

Junior Dons logoJunior Dons Player of the Year vote

The voting deadline for the Junior Dons (JD) Player of the Year (POTY) has been extended to Monday 18 April 2022. 

Junior Dons will be receiving a newsletter and questionnaires asking for your Player of the Year, and other questions about the Junior Don experience, in the post in the next few days. There are few options for submitting POTY votes:

From today, you can email with the name of the player you’re voting for (please include the JDs..

Junior Dons Christmas party bookings and volunteers

Bookings can be made and volunteers are being sought for the annual fun celebration for young Wimbledon supporters – The Junior Dons Christmas Party!

The annual party – a highlight of the year for Junior Dons includes player appearances from both the men and ladies players and management teams, Haydon the Womble, a disco, party food and a gift for all, the party is suitable for all Junior Dons aged 12 and under.

This year’s party is on Sunday..

Junior Dons LogoExclusive matchday offers for Junior Dons

Matchday exclusive opportunities for Junior Dons (JDs) are now available. All JDs have been mailed with some exclusive opportunities on a matchday including ball boy/girl, player walkout, flag bearers and reading out the team sheet. Full details are set out in the article below – if you are interested, please apply by following the instructions in the article.

Matchday Ball Boys/Girls

Are you aged 14-17 years old and would like to be pitchside and part of the AFC Wimbledon team..

Jane LonsdaleAn update on Junior Dons and Diversity & Inclusion

Jane Lonsdale, Dons Trust Board Vice-Chair and Chair of the Junior Dons and the Diversity and Inclusion working groups gives an update on recent activities. 

Junior Dons

As members of the Trust, you will be aware that over the summer we launched the new membership packages for the Trust. Working with the club, we have been able to increase the offer and introduced the new Dons Trust Plus membership package and the stadium card. Full details of the packages can..

Junior Dons LogoHappy Birthday, Junior Dons – a message from Terrell Thomas

Terrell Thomas has sent a special message to the Junior Dons who are celebrating their birthday in July and August. Unfortunately, as there are still no games, and therefore no matchday programmes where the birthdays would normally be printed, the Club and Dons Trust would like to wish happy birthday to all the Junior Dons who are celebrating their birthday’s in July and August.

As well as Terrell, Haydon the Womble has also sent his birthday message.

Junior Dons will still receive their..

Junior Dons LogoCompetition time! Calling young Dons – this is your chance to create a football club and design a flag.

When it was decided to continue the club as AFC Wimbledon back in 2002 it was the start of a truly remarkable journey. Who would have thought nine years later the club would be playing in the football league again? And that just nine years after, we would be looking forward to our first game in an exciting brand-new stadium? But what did it take to get AFC Wimbledon going? What obstacles did we have to overcome? What were the..

Junior Dons LogoHappy Birthday, Junior Dons!

As there are still no games, and therefore no matchday programmes where we would normally celebrate the birthdays of the Junior Dons, the Club and Trust would like to wish Happy Birthday to all the Junior Dons who have turned a year older since Joe Piggott delivered his message in April.

Glyn Hodges, on behalf of the players, Club and Trust has passed on his birthday message.

Haydon has also passed on his birthday wishes too, and has sent us..

Haydon Womble Happy Birthday Junior DonsHappy Birthday, Junior Dons!

The Club and Trust would like to wish Happy Birthday to all the Junior Dons who have turned a year older since our last home game (against Bolton Wanderers on March 7).

Junior Dons would usually get a birthday shoutout on Haydon’s page in the matchday programme but, with games currently suspended, we’re conscious that some will miss out. So, for all Junior Dons with birthdays from mid-March until the end of May, we’d like to wish you a very..