Welcome back to the Swansea.com stadium for tonight’s game against Millwall under the lights. Saturday was another positive step forward for us, with the exciting style of play being appreciated by almost all the 16,000 of us at the stadium. I have no doubt that the results will follow in short order.
At the Trust, we are now in the throes of our new membership year and we’re happy to see so many new and returning members. It has been fantastic to see the volume of donations coming in to the Trust as well, and the generosity of our members does not go unnoticed.
Our goal as an organisation is to represent the voice of the fans, and the more members we have, the stronger that voice is. That is why you will continue to see a continued push for new members throughout this season. In today’s edition of our programme notes, I have answered a few of the most common questions we get here at the Trust in the hope it encourages you to join us.
What are the benefits to me?
We are here to represent the view of the fans, and our relationships within the club mean that we are able to discuss matters of importance with them regularly. Our Supporter Director, Terry Sinnett, is part of the club’s Board of Directors and attends regular meetings at the at the club.
As a member, you can raise questions for the club via the Trust Board or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and wherever possible we aim to make sure those questions are asked and answered. We have regular communication with the club’s senior management team, and I assure you that we are asking questions that are on the minds of our fans and pushing the club to continue making information accessible to the fanbase.
In addition, our monthly prize draws for members mean that at least three people walk away with a prize each month – last season we gave away official shirts, club memorabilia and personally signed books by Trust President Alan Curtis MBE and other club legends. We are bringing that back this season with more prizes in the works – that’s worth the price of membership in itself.
How much is it to join?
Our membership cycle runs annually, and a Trust Membership is £10 for adults, £5 for seniors, and just £1 for our junior members – a category we are very keen to grow. Anyone joining who is aged 90 or over receives free membership.
How can I sign up?
You can join the Trust in a number of ways – it’s easier than ever to join through our website (www.swanstrust.co.uk/join-the-trust), or you can stop by our Trust Pod on matchdays, where you will be able to join, and meet some of our Board Members. Our Pod is located just to the side of the club shop and we will have at least two Board Members available at every game to answer your questions or have a chat. Come and see us!
On tonight’s opponents, Millwall – like us, they’ve had a mixed start to the season and will no doubt be looking to impose their physical style of play. Let’s hope that we can build on Saturday’s free-flowing performance and add a few goals to what we hope will be another promising display.
Enjoy the game.
Swansea City Supporters’ Trust