Trust Matters 7/7/2022 – TrustSTFC

Trust Matters 7/7/2022

TRUST STFC vice-chair Alex Pollock provides some insight on the July Advisory Board meeting as well as further news on Trust-introduced sensory packs for young fans with autism.

We’re just a few weeks away from the start of the new season, and we’re starting to see some fresh faces being added to the squad ahead of the opener against Harrogate Town on July 30.

The transfer window for clubs in England closes on September 1, so it may be some time before we see what our full squad for the season looks like. Here’s to hoping there are plenty more signings coming this month!

Earlier this week, we were at July’s Advisory Board meeting. We were pleased to hear the club has listened to Trust and OSC-member feedback to revise and reduce the matchday ticket prices for certain categories of tickets, particularly those for the Town End and Stratton Bank, as well as around the ground for students and children. We’re anticipating the publication of the revised prices from the club imminently, and we’re grateful to our membership for taking the time to complete our survey.

Other updates included topics such as season-ticket sales, the club’s retail operations, the match-day experience, and the latest on debt reduction and upcoming legal proceedings around the winding-up order brought to the club by “Able”.

The club also informed us that they have been in receipt of further sensory packs that were first introduced by Trust STFC earlier this year. Demand far outweighed supply back in March when we introduced these, in collaboration with The FSA to assist younger supporters living with autism.

We are so thrilled to have co-funded these with the club’s principal sponsor in First City Nursing and Care, with our thanks to Stephen Trowbridge MBE for supporting the cause. Once the additional packs have been prepared, we’ll communicate with fans on how these can be obtained.

Off the back of June’s Advisory Board meeting, we were inundated with questions for us to direct to the club’s senior leadership. These were captured within our slides, and we ensured all were posed to Rob Angus and Clem Morfuni during this week’s meeting. Each question was answered, and the responses will be included in the publications of the meeting’s minutes, but we’ll also look to communicate these via email to our membership and database.

Design and development work on the new TrustSTFC website is already underway, and we’ll update our membership on the launch date for this in the coming weeks. We hope to introduce a new member area that will allow us to better engage with our membership, as well as the logging and tracking of questions for the Trust and also the club via the Advisory Board.

Town take on Swindon Supermarine in a friendly this Saturday at the Webbswood Stadium, and many of the TrustSTFC board members will be there. Please stop us to pass on any feedback, or ask any questions about our current work-streams. Tickets are still available online if you’ve not secured yours yet!

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