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https://swfctrust.co.uk/news/trust-update-5-december-2023/

 

The SWFC Supporters trust have put out a statement about the 1867 announcement yesterday.  Link above or see below for what we have put out to all our members and associate members.  

 

Following the announcement from The 1867 Group yesterday evening regarding the planned protest march on Saturday 16 December 2023 prior to the home match against Queens Park Rangers, the Trust’s Board has considered its’ position, which has also been done in light of the results of the Trust’s recent Member survey.

 

The Trust understands that the march organised by The 1867 Group has been planned in conjunction with the police, so the safety aspects of the march have been appropriately considered. We recognise and share frustrations with The 1867 Group and welcome the forum for the wider fan groups to express their feelings on poor decision making, being badly executed, that have caused poor on field performance, squad strength and wider perception of the Club.

 

Whilst the Trust’s Board wants to see change at the Club, this has to be structured change, including improved free and open fan engagement and a significant shift in the Club’s overall strategy, and structure of governance and financial stability. We do not want the Club to lurch from its current problems to another set of problems.

The Trust’s Board is open to backing protests under appropriate circumstances that align with our values – indeed, our Members are telling us they are increasingly more open to protest.

 

Given the above, the Trust is not actively involved in the protest march scheduled for 16 December 2023, but we understand and are supportive of any Members, Associates and Wednesday fans that want to get involved and support the march. The Trust’s Board’s view is that, on this occasion, it is up to each individual fan to decide whether or not to participate in the march, details of which are readily available online.

 

Should you have any questions about this update, then please contact us via email at enquiries@swfctrust.co.uk

Finally, if you want to be kept informed of the Trust’s activities, then you can join for FREE as an Associate. Just follow this link: https://swfctrust.co.uk/join-us/

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2 minutes ago, Miffed said:

 

All I remember the trust ever doing was writing a few strongly worded letters and then going quiet

 

 


Wasn’t it them that got Hillsborough listed as an ‘asset of community value’ etc ?

 

14 minutes ago, fudge27 said:

We want change but are scared then 

 

I’d guess that plenty of us are a bit…. But he who dares wins and all that. 

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6 minutes ago, matthefish2002 said:

This makes me think of 

The People's Front of Judea v Judean People's Front.


Exactly the same movie that I was thinking of but different scene …. The one where they are all urging Reg to get up and do something.

 

Just seems like a strange statement. Surely you either back the protest or say nothing. So many factions and divides in the fan base 

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36 minutes ago, SWFC Trust said:

https://swfctrust.co.uk/news/trust-update-5-december-2023/

 

The SWFC Supporters trust have put out a statement about the 1867 announcement yesterday.  Link above or see below for what we have put out to all our members and associate members.  

 

Following the announcement from The 1867 Group yesterday evening regarding the planned protest march on Saturday 16 December 2023 prior to the home match against Queens Park Rangers, the Trust’s Board has considered its’ position, which has also been done in light of the results of the Trust’s recent Member survey.

 

The Trust understands that the march organised by The 1867 Group has been planned in conjunction with the police, so the safety aspects of the march have been appropriately considered. We recognise and share frustrations with The 1867 Group and welcome the forum for the wider fan groups to express their feelings on poor decision making, being badly executed, that have caused poor on field performance, squad strength and wider perception of the Club.

 

Whilst the Trust’s Board wants to see change at the Club, this has to be structured change, including improved free and open fan engagement and a significant shift in the Club’s overall strategy, and structure of governance and financial stability. We do not want the Club to lurch from its current problems to another set of problems.

The Trust’s Board is open to backing protests under appropriate circumstances that align with our values – indeed, our Members are telling us they are increasingly more open to protest.

 

Given the above, the Trust is not actively involved in the protest march scheduled for 16 December 2023, but we understand and are supportive of any Members, Associates and Wednesday fans that want to get involved and support the march. The Trust’s Board’s view is that, on this occasion, it is up to each individual fan to decide whether or not to participate in the march, details of which are readily available online.

 

Should you have any questions about this update, then please contact us via email at enquiries@swfctrust.co.uk

Finally, if you want to be kept informed of the Trust’s activities, then you can join for FREE as an Associate. Just follow this link: https://swfctrust.co.uk/join-us/

 

See you there then.

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40 minutes ago, SWFC Trust said:

https://swfctrust.co.uk/news/trust-update-5-december-2023/

 

The SWFC Supporters trust have put out a statement about the 1867 announcement yesterday.  Link above or see below for what we have put out to all our members and associate members.  

 

Following the announcement from The 1867 Group yesterday evening regarding the planned protest march on Saturday 16 December 2023 prior to the home match against Queens Park Rangers, the Trust’s Board has considered its’ position, which has also been done in light of the results of the Trust’s recent Member survey.

 

The Trust understands that the march organised by The 1867 Group has been planned in conjunction with the police, so the safety aspects of the march have been appropriately considered. We recognise and share frustrations with The 1867 Group and welcome the forum for the wider fan groups to express their feelings on poor decision making, being badly executed, that have caused poor on field performance, squad strength and wider perception of the Club.

 

Whilst the Trust’s Board wants to see change at the Club, this has to be structured change, including improved free and open fan engagement and a significant shift in the Club’s overall strategy, and structure of governance and financial stability. We do not want the Club to lurch from its current problems to another set of problems.

The Trust’s Board is open to backing protests under appropriate circumstances that align with our values – indeed, our Members are telling us they are increasingly more open to protest.

 

Given the above, the Trust is not actively involved in the protest march scheduled for 16 December 2023, but we understand and are supportive of any Members, Associates and Wednesday fans that want to get involved and support the march. The Trust’s Board’s view is that, on this occasion, it is up to each individual fan to decide whether or not to participate in the march, details of which are readily available online.

 

Should you have any questions about this update, then please contact us via email at enquiries@swfctrust.co.uk

Finally, if you want to be kept informed of the Trust’s activities, then you can join for FREE as an Associate. Just follow this link: https://swfctrust.co.uk/join-us/

 

 

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