Back to basics

New Dons Trust Board member Rob Crane explains how the various components of the club fit together under the umbrella of the Dons Trust.

Most people in the football world know that AFC Wimbledon is a fans-owned club, even if they’re not quite sure about the details of how that works. But it does worry me that some Dons fans say they’re not sure exactly how our jigsaw fits together, either. Back in early 2017, when the Trust carried out..

Representing the Trust at away games

One of the jobs that falls to Dons Trust Board members is to represent the Trust at a few away games each season – and that can be quite interesting, as board member Roger Evans explains.

Whenever the Dons play an away game, the club we are visiting provides hospitality and match tickets for our directors and their guests. This is usually for about ten people. The Dons Trust Board (DTB) is given either one or two places, the number..

Welcome aboard!

Mark Davis, chair of the Dons Trust Board, welcomes the four newly elected members of the Board and gives a personal perspective on what they have signed up for.

By the time you read this, the Dons Trust’s AGM will have taken place, formalising some departures and arrivals on the board. Let me first briefly pay tribute to the departing members of the Dons Trust Board (DTB).

Sean McLaughlin joined the DTB in April 2006 and has served as treasurer..

Colin Dipple Dons Trust Board MemberAll aboard

Dons Trust Board member Colin Dipple talks about his role on the Stadium Working Group, and also says that mental health issues need not prevent anyone from standing for election to the board in future.

For those who don’t know me, I am a member of the Dons Trust Board, and this is my third year on the board. My main role is as a member of the Stadium Working Group. There are three of us in this group, and..

Junior Dons Gifts - football, waterbottle and capDiversity and inclusion update

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale has an update on the work she is involved in for the Trust.

On the Dons Trust page of the matchday programme against Fleetwood last March, I wrote about the setting up of the Trust’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) working group. The group, which I chair, has met three times now. It has representatives from most of the diversity-protected characteristics (which include gender, race and disability) and includes members from the Dons Trust and..

A look behind the scenes

Dons Trust Board member Roger Evans gives us an insight into how the Trust operates and the range of its responsibilities.

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) has nine members, elected by Dons Trust members for a period of two years. Four positions become vacant one year, and five the next. Individuals can also be co-opted as members of the DTB to take advantage of particular skills. We currently have one co-opted member, giving a young adult’s perspective.

The DTB meets..

Dons Trust SGMCommunication, communication, communication

Dons Trust Board member Cormac van der Hoeven look at ways in which the Board is looking to improve how it gets its message across and how it interacts with its members and with the wider fanbase.

Since the 2011 consultation of members about our identity, general meetings of the Dons Trust have been dominated by the sharing of Plough Lane news. Over the past twelve months we have been exploring a new style of hosting at general meetings, though..

Caution Sign - 2018 Elections AheadDons Trust Board Elections 2018

Would you like to play an active role in setting the strategic direction for our club, asks Dons Trust secretary Tom Brown? Could you hold the club’s executives to account on behalf of Trust members? Then read on …

“It’s satisfying to be part of the progress, and the story and the success of making a really great club even greater. You get a huge amount out of it, so I’d encourage people to stand.” Continuing Board member

As we all..