- The Trust is the voice of the supporters
- The Trust owns 21% of Swansea City Football Club
- The Trust influences the running of the Club
- The Trust is run by its members
- Members vote on how the Trust is run
- Members vote on Trust policies
- Members can join the Trust Board
We need the backing of the Jack Army. That’s you. A healthy membership makes a stronger Trust. Join now and become a member here
The Trust is the voice of the supporters in OUR football club. By joining the Trust, you can influence the decisions the Trust makes by electing the Trust Board, stand for election to the Trust board, by voting on matters of significance and influencing engagement with the Club.
NB. If you would like to know more about why Supporters Trusts matter you might like to read this article on the FSA site
However, the Trust is only as strong as its members. The Trust needs you as a member to ensure the interests of Swans supporters all over the world are well represented and to ensure the best possible future of OUR football club. We need members to ask family and friends to join the Trust, thereby increasing our membership numbers, our strength and our voice.
In summary, the Trust allows you to have a say in how we influence the running of our club. We are the sum of our membership and you can make a difference simply by joining. If you choose not to get involved your voice will not be heard. No membership, no opinion, no vote.
If you join Swansea City Supporters’ Trust here you become another supporter of the Swans who care about how the club is run. Don’t underestimate the power of every individual voice when it comes together as one!
How does the Trust communicate with its members?
The Trust engages and communicates with its members in a variety of ways including our Latest News pages on our website, email, mailings, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We also aim to host regular Fans Forums whenever the opportunities arise and future plans include more regular online and video Q&A’s designed more for supporters who reside further afield or are unable to attend in person.
What happens to Trust membership fees and donations?
The fees and donations we receive from members contributes towards the costs of running the Trust. This includes costs of running our web site & members database, translation services, legal. accountancy and insurance fees and costs to periodically mail out correspondence and ballot information to our members. We also have to occasionally pay for room hire for events such as fans forums and other supporter-based activities.
We do however always make sure sizeable donations are made every year to our chosen charities and local organisations. This can change from time to time but currently our chosen partners are the Swansea Schools F.A., Swansea Junior Football League and Swansea Mind.
More detailed breakdowns of our income and expenditure are always made available to members at our Annual General Meetings which are held around December/January. For a full summary of the accounts and minutes of all our AGM’s and monthly Trust Board meetings please visit our Trust Board and AGM Minutes page
No member of the Trust board receives any fees or expenses.
What else do the Trust do?
There are always a number of initiatives and programmes that the Trust Board and its volunteers are involved with, including:
- The ongoing Schools Initiative Scheme, in conjunction with the WJEC Examining Board/Welsh Baccalaureate, of which more details are available here:
- The hugely successful Swans Supporters Flags Initiative during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Bowling Nights and other similar fundraising events run with the club that benefit locally based charities and organisations
- Annual sponsorship and support of the Swansea Youth Football Leagues
- Assisting with the annual awards dinner – which attracts hundreds of Swans fans
- Fans Forums in and around Swansea and South West Wales and beyond
- Liaise and work alongside other community & supporters group projects, for example, the Swansea City Disabled Supporters Association (DSA), Swans Foundation, Swansea Mind, the Swansea City Former Players Association and others
- Promote, develop and work with our 50 or so local and global affiliated Swansea City Supporters Groups to allow a closer working relationship with the Club. More details on this new initiative are available here
And did you know the Swans Trust were instrumental in the following?
- Summer Open Day’s / Training Sessions / Meet the Players events etc
- Family Days which see thousands of youngsters attend the Liberty Stadium
- The Ivor Allchurch statue that stands proudly outside the Liberty Stadium is a direct result of funds raised by the Trust
- The Robbie James bust in 2008
- The Wall of Fame. This now has 100 names of past players and managers who have all played their part in the proud history of our football club
- We commissioned and unveiled a commemorative plaque dedicated to those Swans players who lost their lives in World War One in 2014
- The Vetch commemorative box set was Trust led and raised a significant amount of money for the Trust, the club and local charities
Very simple! Just get in touch. We are all Swans supporters like yourselves with only the best interests of our fantastic club at heart. Have a look round our website: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org: interact with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or just come along and meet us before any home games.
More details are available on our Meet the Trust page.
We are always looking for members and supporters to come forward and help so if you have some spare time and think you can make a difference, we would love to hear from you!
If you believe in what the Trust is trying to achieve, then get involved by becoming a member here
Swansea City Supporters’ Trust