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Fans Council to discuss Club ownership
Tue May 23, 2017 12:54

The full agenda for the Fans Council meeting on Thursday 25th May was released by the Club on Monday 22nd May.

All fans are invited to the session at Monty's bar from 7.30pm to discuss a variety of topics, particularly the recent announcement regarding to the future of the EFL Trophy, and the success of the pop-up festival at Adams Park at the final game of the season.

There will also be an opportunity for fans to put forward their views on the future of the club under supporter ownership.

Run by a committee made up of a cross-section of supporters, the Fans Council is a key link between the club/Trust and those fans who are keen to have their say in the ongoing operation of the club.

Any questions can be directed to or via Twitter - @wwfcfancouncil

Noted the addition of ‘opportunity for fans to put forward their views on the future of the club under supporter ownership’.

A reminder of Trust and now Club Chairman, Trevor Stroud’s view, as published in the matchday programme

"Off the pitch, we will need to continue the debate regarding the best model for the ownership and funding of our Football Club, going forward. We’ve relied, as do many of our competitors, on “football fortune” to survive, be it via cup runs (including the much maligned Checkatrade trophy), player sales or sell on fees. We can of course hope, and do our best, to ensure this continues, but there are absolutely no guarantees that it will.

We can “cut our cloth” to what we can afford, which would mean a further reduced player budget and an inevitable tumble down the leagues. The other route would be to look for inward investment, which would mean selling part or a controlling interest in the Football Club. As I said at the Trust AGM, your Trust board are currently investigating routes open to us, and at an appropriate time I will call a special meeting to update members and have a debate about our findings. In the meantime, you have the reassurance that the Club cannot be sold without the approval of 75% of Legacy Members (members who have held a season ticket for more than three seasons)."

Full text on the Trust website

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