Name: Nick Phillips
Current role: Elected Trust Board Member to 31 July 2023
Why did you join the Trust Board: Have been a supporter of the club all my life. I joined the Trust as a member back in 2019. Before then I was listening and watching from a distance. In joining the Trust Board I wanted to uphold the values and principles of the fans which includes looking to improve and impress on the club.
What attributes/skills are you able to bring to the Board: I am a director of my own company and understand the basics of running a company which I hope will help support the Board and the fans. I have experience of gambling related harm and hope to grow the understanding of this topic through the Trust and into the club further.
How do you feel the Trust can further develop its representation of members and the wider fan base: The Trust is currently low on members and engagement based on the fanbase and that is something that needs to be addressed. Having fans to engage and work within the Trust can only be a positive thing. Fans are the heartbeat of any club and we need more representation.
Trust Board Elections Nomination Statement July 2021: Hi, my name is Nick Phillips. I am 46 years of age and am a father of 2 children aged 12 and 14. I am originally from Gorseinon, but now live in Llanelli. I am divorced and I have shared custody of the children. My background is in transport since I left school and joined the Army. My working career has seen me employed and self employed as a truck driver and a coach driver. My job has given me opportunities to travel Europe which is a great bonus. I have supported the Swans since a child and have been there through highs and lows from the last day win over Hull to stay in the football league to Wembley and promotion to the Premier League.
My life has been ups and downs and a gambling addiction has caused myself and my family harm. Now in full recovery for a few years I wanted to use my experiences to raise awareness of this issue. I am now a founder and director of my own company called the Gambling Guardian. I am also programme lead for a charity who work alongside the Swans in delivering gambling awareness in the community. The organisation is called the Big Step which is part of Gambling With Lives. I am also a gambling reform campaigner. I would very much like the opportunity to work with the trust to maintain and improve the welfare of our great club and fans.
Last edited July 2021