Seven valid nominations for the five vacancies on the Trust Board had been received by the closing date. The successful candidates will be elected to the Trust Board and serve for a period of TWO years from the 1st August 2016.
Here are the statements for those candidates standing for election.
Supporter since the mid 50’s, a North Bank veteran. Appointed to the Supporters Trust Board in 2004, I have been mainly involved in Community events such as Race Nights, Ten Pin Bowling, Sports Quiz evenings, Annual Raffle which in the early days of the Trust were meaningful fundraising events towards our purchase of Shares in the Football Club which has resulted in the Supporters Trust becoming the second largest Shareholder. I can be found on home match days on foot duty outside the Pod, talking to fans, recruiting new members and dealing with Members concerns. I have enjoyed the time spent as a Trust Board Member and have witnessed a massive change in our Organisation, proud that our Trust has been a role model in the Supporters Trust movement in the UK. The early years of the Trust formation were hard as we entered unknown waters in the Trust movement, but, we have come out successfully through the hard work of past and past Board Members and Officers. The Trust Board are never afraid to challenge important issues relating to the fans and I am pleased to have been a Board member involved in these issues. I would like your support for a further term of office, I can assure you that I will work for the best interest of the fans, and give it my best shot as I have given in the past.
I am willing to work to support Trust activities in any fashion. In particular, however, required Community aspects of some school courses give the Trust the opportunity to work closely with each local Comprehensive, to ensure that most pupils leaving school have a sound knowledge of its role, thereby raising its profile with successive generations of young people. Whatever my other qualities (or lack of) my job recently involved me working closely with local Head Teachers, meaning that I have the contacts and confidence to go into any School and carry out discussions concerning the content of the relevant courses.
I am a married father of three from Port Talbot. I assist with the coaching of my Son’s Under 9 football team and am a Parent Governor of the local Primary School. I work “behind enemy lines” in Cardiff as an Associate Director of a firm of Charterd Quantity Surveyors. My work requires me to be professional in everything I do and, if elected, I will bring this professionalism to my role on the Trust Board. I am passionate about Swansea City Football Club and want to play my part in delivering the aims of the Supporters Trust so that we all have a Club that we can be proud of, both now and in the future.
One of the original Members of the Supporters Trust that met in Cwmbwrla Community Centre in July 2001. Helped to organise the rally attended by 2000 fans to wrest control of the Club from Tony Petty. Other activities include, serving as Trust Chairman, setting up and running Fans Forums, organising Ten Pin Bowling Nights with Club players attending, originator of the ‘Ivor Allchurch’ statue (raised £23,000), member of a group of fans that designed, developed “The Vetch Field” box sets (£30,000 raised), Annual Trust Raffles. Firm believer in one of the Trust aims of “bringing the Club closer to its local Community”.
I joined the Trust in 2001, but, not until retirement allowed time to make a meaningful contribution did I consider joining the Trust Board. Initially a Co-optee, I was elected a full Member in 2008 and at subsequent biennial elections. Recent responsibilities include Membership and Media roles. As a Trust Board Member I tried to make myself accessible; at the pod before most home games and also getting to most away games often on the Travel Club coaches. As the Club enters a new era, it’s important that the Trust has committed individuals at its heart and I believe I fulfil that requirement.
Having been a Swansea City fan for over 35 years and part of the Trust Board since 2013, I know from my own experience how much the Club means to the local community and I feel that I have the passion, energy and commitment to continue to be an asset to the Supporters Trust. With extensive knowledge and experience of the IT Industry within the Public and Private Sector, I have a wide range of skills which can assist the Trust in continuing to grow and build upon the valuable work that has been undertaken by the Supporters Trust since 2001, to ensure the continuation of this work so that the Football Club grows closer to the local community and maintain its professional status in the short and long term.
A passionate Swansea City Supporter since childhood, I have had the honour of being involved on the Supporters Trust Board for the last four years. During that time, my main projects have been related to improving certain aspects of the Stadium; my first major task was getting the “Robbie James Wall Of Fame” up and running. I also enjoyed working on the “First World War Memorial Plaque”. My most recent project was the spectacular “Riverside Lounge Montage”, on display in the Riverside Lounge. I feel proud to have been involved in all of these projects, especially since they have all been funded solely by the Supporters Trust. I enjoy promoting the Commercial side of the Trust, and am responsible for selling the advertising in the Trust Newsletter which brings additional revenue to our funds. I am an enthusiastic contributor to the Supporters Trust and feel that I have more to give. I am proud to be associated with, and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of being a Trust Board member and a Swans supporter. I hope I can count on your support so that this may continue in the future.
The closing date for votes to be received is Friday, 29th July at 5pm and the result will be announced on Sunday, 31st July on this website.
If you have any queries about the candidates or the Trust Election then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.