It’s an age old question and not something that can be quantified easily in terms of a product or even a service but below we have detailed some of the advantages of being a Trust member and why we think you should join us in working together for the greater good of Swansea City Football Club.
First and foremost the Trust play an extremely active role in the day to day running of the Football Club. With a near 20% shareholding within the Club the Trust has a full member on the Club Board of Directors and a second Associate Director. Our full "Supporter Director" is consulted on decisions taken by the football club and is able to pass back the views of the fans with an ultimate aim of ensuring the Supporter voice is heard at Board level. Decisions are voted on by the club board and items discussed previously have included the whole matchday experience from catering through stadium rules and appearance of stadium. Your membership of the Trust is the key to maintaining that position within the Club.
In addition your membership allows you to take advantage of a range of discounts at local outlets. You can find the current list of offers on the discount page of this website. We are continually working to bring improved offers and we have had reports of several members getting their membership fee back in one transaction through such savings.
Access to a whole host of social events some of which may become ‘members only’ in the future.
· The annual awards dinner – which annually attracts hundreds of Swans Fans
· The annual ten pin bowling event is still as popular as ever as is the Fans
Forums put on at the Liberty Stadium and varies outlaying areas throughout our catchment area
The Trust are instrumental in many events which benefit the football club including
· The Open Day in the Summer’s of 2006 and 2007
· Regular Family Days which see thusands of youngsters attend the Liberty Stadium.
Fans of the Future – still very much top of our agenda with the Club having won
Family Excellence Awards
The Ivor Allchurch statue that stands proudly outside the Liberty Stadium is a direct result of funds raised by the Trust and in 2008 we added the Robbie James Bust.
The Vetch commemorative box sets which were produced to celebrate the end of an era were Trust led and raised a vast amount of money for the Trust, the club and local charities.
In addition your Trust Board communicates with you via this website, via a regular e-newsletter and a printed newsletter. Additionally, all adult members are entitled to a vote at our annual election process where you select the people who will represent you on the Trust Board. All adult members are also entitled to stand for election to the board themselves.
We feel that the cost of membership is fantastic value for money and the higher the membership level the more representative we become of the fan base as a whole.
Earlier achievements include playing a major role in getting rid of asset strippers and galvanising the supporters so that we all raised a substantial amount to invest into our club when many had given up the ghost, this is on-going and the Trust are in it for the long haul, the greater our numbers the louder our voice.
Please consider joining/re-joining as together we can make a difference. Click on the banner to your left to join the Trust!