|SUPPORTERS TRUST POSSIBILITY
(Thursday 23rd October 2003)
A proposal to set up a Supporters Trust at Wycombe has been given the 'green-light' by the Board of Directors. The news was revealed at the Fans Forum following the AGM on Monday 20th October. Talks have been taking place over the last year between a small group of supporters and representatives from the Football Club Board of Directors. The Trust would pave the way to raise money for the Football Club in return for an elected representative from the Trust serving on the Football Club Board.
Over the past three years the Government funded Supporters-Direct organisation have helped the number of Trusts in the UK rise beyond the 100 barrier. Three Football League clubs; Chesterfield, York City and Lincoln City are actually owned by their respective Supporters Trust and many more have Supporter representation on the Board.
Keith Blagborough, former Secretary of the Official Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Association, and spokesman for the small working party looking into the trust proposal said "Although many Supporters Trusts have been formed out of adversity, for example York City and Chestefield, it was far better to approach the Board of Directors and work with them to set up a Supporters Trust and get their agreement that if a Supporters Trust was in evidence, they would agree to the Supporters Trust contributing money to the Football Club and in return The Trust would be allowed to elect a Supporters' Director to the Board of the Football Club."
Meanwhile, Wanderers Financial Director and acting Chief Executive, Rod Tomlin, added "It is early days, this is not a proposal that is cast in tablets of stone. There are discussions with the Board, we've actually given the green light to a working party which Keith is driving through the particular issues that might lead to that becoming a reality" The latest talks on the proposals are due to be discussed at a Board meeting on 30th October 2003.
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