The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersTrust Board look ahead to new challenges in 2022


*Taken from the postponed Charlton matchday magazine – Good afternoon everybody and welcome back. I trust you all have had a good Christmas and are now looking forward to 2022. I always find this time of year exciting as a football fan. You end up with a few games in quick succession..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersFinancial update and advance notice of Plough Lane Bond 2

Board member Charlie Talbot summarised the end of year financial update and the plans for refinancing in 2022. This was originally intended for publication in the Portsmouth programme (18/12/21) and includes a summary of what was discussed at the recent AGM.

It’s been a busy year on and off the pitch.

Now that the stadium is fully open, the Trust, club and finance committee have been working hard to provide as many options and routes to funding as possible ahead..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme Notes – Cheltenham 4/12/21


As a reminder, the government had been prompted to fulfil their electoral manifesto promise by the abortive move of certain major European clubs to break away in the form of the European Super League.

It is not an overstatement to say that this document has the potential to be the biggest upheaval in football governance in a generation. Nothing of this magnitude has been seen..

Dons Trust Programme notes – Burton 02/10/21

Co-Chair Jane Lonsdale reflects on her time on the Dons Trust Board after deciding to not re-stand for election and thanks all those who have helped along the way.

As many of you will know I have decided not to re-stand for election to the Dons Trust Board (DTB) this year after eight years on the Board, so my last meeting will be the AGM in December. Having been asked a question at the last Meet the DTB session..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme Notes – Plymouth 18/09/21

Board member Hannah Kitcher encourages supporters both young and old to visit the Dons Trust kiosk.

I hope that everyone is enjoying our new home! Personally, I still don’t feel particularly well orientated or familiar with my season ticket seat in the South Stand as a number of personal commitments are meaning that I’m missing more home games at the beginning of the season than I would have liked. This also means that I haven’t yet visited the Dons Trust..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Oxford 04/05/21

Dons Trust Co-Chair Xavier Wiggins looks back at how far we have come to get home.

One day, somewhere, the full timeline that led to our incredible move back to Plough Lane and acknowledgment of the work of the many, many people who made it happen, needs documenting.

Until then, as we settle into our new home, Iwanted to share with you a recently produced basic timeline, and urge you to think about how the unique coming together of fans,..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Gillingham 17/08/21

Alex Folkes, Chair of the Election Steering Group, looks ahead to this years vote to choose five members of the board.



As a fan-owned club, the ultimate decision makers are the fans whose views are represented by the nine people elected to the Dons Trust Board. This year there will be elections to choose five members of the board.

The key dates are as follows:

Opening of Nominations: 8th October

Close of Nominations: 29th October

Manifestos sent..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Bolton 14/08/21

Done Trist Board Member Niall Couper discusses the importance of the Fair Game movement.

Goosepimples? I reckon. Look around. We did this. The seat you are in. The floodlights arching over you. Every blade of grass in front of you.

Ever since that infamous letter arrived on the doormats of Wimbledon fans back in 2001, insisting that our place in the Football League should be hived off to a town in Buckinghamshire, we as fans have been striving for..

Football Supporters' Association logoSupporter vs community-owned clubs

Tim Hillyer discusses the ongoing debate at The Football Supporters’ Association about the distinction between ‘supporter-owned’ clubs and ‘community-owned’ clubs.

Recent developments at Wrexham and Cork City have thrown supporter ownership of football clubs into question. Is this the latest in a pattern of trust-owned clubs selling out to private ownership, following Portsmouth and others? Is there a limit to the progress of fan-owned clubs?

News that 98.6% of Wrexham trust members had voted to sell their club to a..

Bring the Dons homeIt only took 29 years

Dons Trust Board member, Graham Stacey, looks at the journey that got us back to Plough Lane and what comes next…

When Wimbledon Old Centrals took to the field for the first time 131 years and one day ago, on 2nd November 1889, they surely had no idea of the epic scale of the journey Wimbledon’s football club was embarking on.

Sometimes in life you really do have to stand back, take a breath, and take it all in. Now..