Trust news update: September 2019

30th Sep 2019

  • Community Ownership

The Trust board is meeting next month to finalise a proposal for a future community ownership model for Northampton Town. The proposal will be sent out to the Trust membership ahead of our annual general meeting, which will be held at Kingsley Park WMC on Thursday 28 November.

 

  • NTFC Community Trust representative

Board member Mick Ford is the Trust's representative linking in to Northampton Town's Community Trust, whose chairman Scott Desborough is being invited to a forthcoming board meeting to discuss how we can strengthen the ties between the two organisations.

 

  • EFL governance

Following the demise of Bury and in light of the perilous state of Bolton Wanderers and other EFL clubs find themselves in, we are supporting a petition brought by Leyton Orient Football Trust calling for tighter checks on the governance of EFL clubs.

The Football Supporters' Association (FSA), a merger of Supporters Direct and the FSF, is also pressing for independent scrutiny and due diligence checks on EFL club owners.

While offering our support to Forever Bury supporters group around any future fan-based initiative, the Trust board was however not prepared to lobby NTFC to press for Bury's EFL re-instatement while owner Steve Dale is still in charge at the club.

 

  • Tree in memory of Brian Lomax

We will be re-planting a tree in memory of inaugural Trust chairman Brian Lomax, the Supporters Direct pioneer, close to the Walter Tull memorial at Sixfields during October.

The tree will be place in time for the fourth anniversary of Brian's passing in early November and the Remembrance commemoration later that month.

             

  • Trust website

The final touches are being made to the Trust's new website which should be online next month - the website will feature a forum to discuss a whole range of topics. The forum is not exclusive to Trust members will be open to registered users only.

 

  • Club 500

The Trust's monthly fundraiser, Club 500, is going from strength to strength and is paying out some good cash prizes. From only £5 a month! To sign up, please contact organiser Roger Averill at rogeraverill1952@gmail.com.