This season, writing of the trust’s programme page is being shared between Trust Board members Ceri Stone and Terry Sinnett. This week Terry writes…..
My previous programme notes provided some background on the structure of the Trust and a brief insight into what we do. The aims of the Trust are set out in our Mission Statement which can be seen on our website https://www.swanstrust.co.uk/trust-aims/ and are:
- to maintain a professional football club in Swansea
- to bring the football club closer to its fans all over the world and within its local community
- to have elected representation on the Board of Swansea City Football Club
- to maintain and increase a stake in the club, in pursuance of the aims
- to represent the views, needs and aims of our members (and supporters) at all times
- to ensure we are an all-inclusive, positive and representative organisation that is open and accessible to all supporters regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, or religious/moral beliefs and without discrimination of any kind
The Trust is a democratic organisation with each member having a vote on all important matters and issues. The Trust Board is elected by Trust members and usually serve for 2 years. You can see details of each Trust Board member at https://www.swanstrust.co.uk/meet-the-trust-board/ We are affiliate members of the FSA (Football Supporters Association), the umbrella organisation of Supporters Trusts and Supporter Clubs throughout England and Wales.
Membership continues to grow and with a 50% discount off membership rates available until 31st December, there is never a better time to join. Some ask why? Here are some very good reasons:
- The Trust is the voice of the supporters
- The Trust owns 21% of Swansea City Football Club
- The Trust influences the running of the Club
- The Trust is run by its members
- Members vote on how the Trust is run
- Members vote on Trust policies
- Members can join the Trust Board
The Trust is only as strong as its members. We need the whole Jack Army as members to ensure the interests of Swans supporters are well represented and to ensure the best possible future of OUR football club. You, your friends and family can join the Trust at https://www.swanstrust.co.uk/join-the-trust/
Go on, you know it makes sense!
On the field, it was great to break that run of losing after an International break, with the win over Rotherham. It was disappointing though that we lost our long unbeaten away record at Norwich. We do continue to miss too many chances but have generally continued our fine form and style of play. Maintaining the feelgood factor is vital going into the next period up to Christmas, when 2 games a week will be played. This will test our squad of players and coaches to the full.
As supporters, we are all proud of the number of Academy players that have progressed onto representing their country at senior and junior levels. Well done to them all. Special congratulations to Our Joe who capped his rise by being made Captain of Wales in the game against Finland. A fantastic achievement by one of us.
Enjoy the game #YJB