Dons Trust July 2023 Newsletter

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

Club & Dons Trust combine for pre-season briefing

Dons Trust chair Kris Stewart was part of a group of Dons Trust and football club officials who recently met with all club playing and office staff ahead of the new season.

Read more about this important new initiative.

Meet the Dons Trust Board


The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersPolicy on football recruitment

At the Dons Trust’s October meeting, members brought up the subject of signing players or employing other football staff who had previously worked for Milton Keynes. DT chair Kris Stewart committed to updating the club on the owners’ policy on this in time for the January transfer window.

The subject has been discussed by members before, for example at a meeting in 2011 and although no formal policy was recorded, there has been an understanding that..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersHall Of Fame

We are delighted to announce that the club working with the Dons Trust and Wimbledon in Sporting History have begun the process of creating a Hall of Fame.

The inductees will be chosen by a vote from the fans.To begin with we will be selecting three players from each of seven different erasThe eras are:Pre-War1945-19631964-19771977-19861986-20022002-20112011 onwardsVoting will take place in March with fans given a list of ten players to vote from.To help with the..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAFC Wimbledon statement

The following statement is made on behalf of AFC Wimbledon’s governing bodies – the Dons Trust and plc boards – and all the volunteers and members of staff who work so loyally for our club.

Saturday’s result was understandably frustrating for everyone but the game was further marred by several unacceptable incidents that AFC Wimbledon cannot – and will not – tolerate.

Many of our loyal fans, volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly to rebuild our club..

The Burning Questions

The Dons Trust co-chairs Kris Stewart and Xavier Wiggins sat down with head coach Mark Robinson this week for a candid interview in which they answered some burning questions about the team, the Bond and the future. You can watch a full recording on the AFC Wimbledon YouTube channel–uevGhFg

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersChanges to AFC Wimbledon PLC

Following a Dons Trust Board meeting ahead of the turn of the year, and further to the results of the recent DTB election, the board has acted to update its representation on the AFC Wimbledon PLC board.With Jane Lonsdale and Ed Leek having stepped down from the DTB, and with Hannah Kitcher standing down from the PLC, Kris Stewart, Freddie Flaxman and Michele Little have been appointed to the PLC. This will require ratification by the membership at the next..

Dons Local Action Group Big Sleep Out

The Dons Local Action Group (DLAG) is inviting people to spend a night under the stars to help tackle homelessness in south-west London.

Dons Local Action Group have partnered with Tooting Community Kitchen, Faith In Action and Kingston Churches Action On Homelessness to host a Big Sleep Out on November 27 at Cherry Red Records Stadium, Wimbledon.The event aims to raise £20,000 to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Wandsworth, Merton and Kingston.Volunteers, football fans..

Dons giving abuse the boot

With fans now attending games at Plough Lane, the Club and Dons Trust would like to reiterate that it operates a zero tolerance approach to abuse – whether aimed at staff, players or fans.

AFC Wimbledon welcomes all members of our diverse community and want them to feel safe and welcome at our club.

Jane Lonsdale, Co-Chair of the Dons Trust Board and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group said “We have recently updated the information on..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board announcement and election update

Jane Lonsdale, Co-Chair of the Dons Trust Board (DTB), has advised her DTB and PLC colleagues, that she has decided not to re stand for election in the 2021 Dons Trust Board elections. Until then, Jane has confirmed she will continue her duties in full, including continuing to co-chair the board and chairing the working groups relating to D&I and Junior Dons.

Ed Leek has also advised that he will not be restanding for election. With Graham Stacey, Tim Hillyer..



‘Football has been drifting in the wrong direction for decades’ – Xavier Wiggins, co-chair of The Dons Trust

The Dons Trust has launched a rallying call to football clubs across the country to come together and change football for the better.

The move comes just days after the so-called ‘Big Six’ announced a decision to join a new, closed European Super League.