THE Swindon Town Supporters Trust AGM has been postponed due to the growing coronavirus outbreak.

The event had been scheduled for Friday, March 20, with a new date to be announced as soon as possible.

Among the business scheduled for the evening was an update on the County Ground Community Shares campaign.

Town fans and the club are teaming up in a 50-50 joint venture to purchase the ground from the council.

The deal is subject to the £2.2m purchase cost being met by both the club and its supporters.

At least 2,300 supporters need to commit to purchase a community share in the joint venture with a minimum price of £19.69.

The minimum price for the shares was picked to reflect the memorable year that Town won the League cup after beating Arsenal in the final, which took place 51 years ago today.

Club legends Don Rogers, John Trollope, Joe Butler and Frank Burrows were also slated to be in attendance for a Q&A and autograph signing session to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Town’s Anglo-Italian Cup triumph.

The Trust Hero Awards were also on the docket, alongside the usual AGM business and more.

A statement from Trust read: “After careful consideration and consultation, the TrustSTFC Board has taken the decision to postpone the Annual General Meeting planned for this Friday 20th March.

“It’s disappointing as a lot of the hard work and event planning had been completed, but we feel it makes sense given the uncertainty around the progression of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“A rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible, and of course we will also make sure that we eventually celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our famous 1970 Anglo-Italian Cup win!

“Over the coming weeks we will use all available media channels to continue to provide updates on The County Ground purchase and Community Shares.

“Difficult times for everyone, so in the meantime we wish our fellow Town fans all the best – do what you can to stay safe and healthy.”

The AGM’s postponement follows on from the suspension of all Premier League and EFL football until at least April 3, which has put Town’s promotion bid on hold.

Other professional sporting events and much of the local non-league scene have also been halted.