This season, writing of the trust’s programme page is being shared between Trust Board members Ceri Stone and Terry Sinnett. This week Ceri writes…..
Twenty Years and Counting
It’s an exciting time for the Supporters Trust as we enter the month of December.
We should be gearing up for a hectic Christmas schedule and savouring the atmosphere of a bouncing Liberty Stadium as we look to continue our impressive early season form. Sadly, the ground is still empty, but there is hope that we may be able to return in some limited form soon.
Football is nothing without its supporters and I can’t wait until we pack the Liberty, in a safe environment, bouncing to the raucous anthem that is ‘Hymns and Arias’. As your Supporters Trust we proved through our actions at the turn of the century that our club wouldn’t exist without its fans. That demonstrates the value of the Trust and is something worth celebrating.
2021 sees us reach a rather significant milestone as we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Trust. Who would have guessed back in those early days of battling to save the club that we would come so far and have a model that is envied by so many.
We want to celebrate both our anniversary and the efforts of our members through those twenty seasons. As a result, we are delighted to announce a free Christmas Prize Draw for all current Trust members.
Members should have seen the notice by now via email or on social media and we have some excellent prizes up for grabs, including a replica shirt plus a couple of club books personally signed by the Trust President Alan Curtis.
The competition will continue monthly through the year and we will also hold similar draws for our junior members. This is a great opportunity to encourage younger members of your family to join the Trust.
We regularly promote the benefits of membership and we are passionate about this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the cost of membership is only £5.00 until the end of this year. Secondly, as one of the few clubs in the country that is part-owned by its fans, membership gives you a voice in how your club is run.
It also helps guarantee that we will have another twenty years of your Supporters Trust, which will preserve the identity and future of our club. A bit like our visitors today.
The Hatters from Luton have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of John Gurney’s ill-fated reign 18 years ago, thanks to their own fan-based representation. We welcome them to the Liberty as we look to maintain our impressive form and avenge the narrow defeat inflicted on us by Nathan Jones’ men last June.
It would be amazing if we had a full stadium to cheer the boys on. News of that happening is a bit like our monthly draw. We need to watch this space, but both are worth celebrating.