Dons Trust Board Elections Update

Nominations are now open for the election of 6 members for the Dons Trust Board. These vacancies will be for 3 years (top 3 candidates in the election) and 2 years (candidates who come in 4th, 5th and 6th places in the election).

Please go to the Elections page to read more or to download a nominations form and other information.

Please read the instructions contained within the nomination form carefully before completing and returning, noting the requirements for those..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club Owners8th March DTB meeting report

The Dons Trust board held its monthly meeting at our home in Plough Lane on Wednesday 8 March. We agreed for this year to hold some meetings online and some face-to-face, and so far we’ve done our monthly meetings on a rotation basis, plus an extra awayday meeting at the stadium. The face-to-face meetings have been well attended. 

March’s meeting had all members attending apart from Matt Lowndes who had let the board know long in advance that he would..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersVolunteers wanted for Community Group

The Dons Trust Board Community Group is looking for individuals to join the team. We are after representatives for the following six areas: Junior Dons; Young fans (16-25); The Football Supporters’ Association; Wimbledon In Sporting History; AFC Wimbledon Women; and Fair Game. Meetings currently happen at 5pm on the second Wednesday of every month online. The representatives will be asked to sign the volunteer charter and must be able to commit for at least one year. If you are interested in any..

IsaThank you to our young volunteers

Since our reformation in 2002, volunteers have been central to the achievements of The Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon.

It’s now 18 years since we went overnight from professional football league club to an amateur side competing in the CCL – and even though we have since risen back up the pyramid to League One, and moved into our new home in Plough Lane, the people who devote their time and energy to the club day after day remain as..

Minute-taker required

The Dons Trust is looking for a volunteer to share in minute-taking duties for board meetings and for general meetings with members. In all, there are around 15–18 such meetings per year, and the board wishes to expand the team of minute-takers so as to share the workload and ensure that minutes are prepared and finalised on a timely basis.

As a minute-taker, you will be responsible for:

Drafting formal minutes of board / general meetings; Assisting with finalisation of..

'We need your help' signWanted: Volunteers to support Dons Trust membership section

Help needed to ensure we support Dons Trust members applying for and renewing their membership.

Since its formation 17 years ago, the Dons Trust has grown to an organisation of over 3,500 members, spread across senior and junior sections. Throughout that period, the task of servicing members’ applications to join and renew annual membership has fallen to our loyal membership secretary, John Stembridge, with occasional support from volunteers on mailing out membership cards.

The Dons Trust now..

AFC Wimbledon badgeWally Downes thanks Trust members and volunteers

First-team manager Wally Downes has issued a special message of thanks to Dons Trust members and volunteers for the support given during our run to League One survival.

(If the video above doesn’t play on your device, you can see the video on the AFC Wimbledon YouTube channel.)

On behalf of all Dons Trust members and volunteers, we’d like to officially extend our own thanks to Wally, assistant manager Glyn Hodges, the players and all the backroom support staff for..

Club volunteersGiving something back

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale reflects on the importance of letting our volunteers know how much we appreciate the work they put in.

I recently took a phone call from Blackpool Supporters’ Trust seeking our advice. They were putting out a plea for volunteers to help get their club back on its feet as soon as the receiver had officially taken control. They wanted to learn from our experiences of working with and recruiting volunteers.

It was a reminder..

Dons Trust Treasurer / Board Position

The Dons Trust Board is seeking a Treasurer and a co-opted Board member.

Following the changes to the board arising from the 2018 elections, we currently do not have a Dons Trust Board member with the appropriate qualifications and experience to serve as Treasurer. The board has therefore decided to advertise the following two unpaid positions.

Please note that, for the right candidate, these two positions could potentially be combined into one board-level position – as has been the case..

Introducing the new Junior Dons volunteers

Jane Lonsdale, The Dons Trust board member who oversees the Junior Dons (JDs) is delighted to announce the successful candidates following the recruitment campaign to find some volunteers to take on the support for the JDs following the decision by Roger Dennis to take a well-earned rest from volunteering.

From left to Right: Howard Meredith, Aaron Thakar, (Roger Dennis who has now handed over responsibilities), Patrick Tuggey and Isa Dabrowska.

Introducing Isa: Isa Dabrowska has taken on the role..