The Trust Board are delighted to announce that the following have been appointed to the board with effect from 1st August 2021.
There were 7 positions available and as there were 7 nominees, there is no requirement to hold an election process. They will join Rupert Thomas, Sian Davies and Ceri Stone in forming the Trust board for the next year.
We welcome returning members Dave and Terry as well as introducing new members Chris, Howard (Our first member from the United States), Carys, Nick and Howell. Chris and Carys, with their agreement, have been elected for a period of one year, to ensure an equal split of board members will be eligible for re-election next year.
It is with great sadness that the election means that the terms of Trust Chair Andy Godden, Supporter Director Stuart McDonald and Associate Director Cath Dyer will come to an end on 31st July. Each have been key members of the board for some considerable time and have provided invaluable service to your Trust, the club and the wider fan base. It’s never easy to see people depart, they will be greatly missed. We therefore want to place on record our utmost thanks and gratitude for their dedication and work for the Trust over almost a combined 30 years of involvement. We know that they will remain close to the Trust Board and will offer every support during this transition.
All board members are volunteers and those past and present members who have been deeply involved in the legal case against the past and present owners of the club are to be applauded for their continued support and encouragement. The Trust Board have worked tirelessly to bring this issue to a conclusion. Always with the aim of protecting the Trust and the position of the club in the long term.
We would urge members to take a few moments to read each of the respective statements from Andy and Stuart, which will be sent in a mail to our members, and share in our gratitude for all that they have done over so many years. They are leaving but are still with us.
As we look to the future, the start of the season will mark our 20th Anniversary as Swansea City Supporters’ Trust.
The Trust and the club have come a long way since those dark days in 2001, and you will have seen that we have already launched a new logo to commemorate this Anniversary. We hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone, remembering our role in helping to save the club, and help us create a new set of memories and achievements that members will look back on with pride 20 years from now. Membership is as important now as it has ever been, and the Trust board will continue its successful campaign from last season, to further increase Trust membership within the Jack Army. Keep an eye on our social media channels and members updates for more details as they unfold.
The new season is barely a few weeks away. We are all looking forward to seeing the boys run out again onto the Liberty pitch. A new season for the club and a new dawn for your Trust.
Swansea City Supporters’ Trust
21st July 2021