SWINDON Town Supporters Trust have announced a date for the group’s upcoming AGM as well as what to expect from the meeting and how to get involved.

Trust STFC members should have received a newsletter this month notifying them of our upcoming AGM. We’re delighted to announce that this will be held on Wednesday, March 23, hosted in The Legends Lounge at the County Ground from 7pm to 9pm.

This year’s AGM will be the first time we have held the event in-person since 2019, and we’ll have ticket information available to Trust members in the coming weeks. For those who cannot attend, we will ensure the evening is recorded and minuted.

Alongside our chairman’s report and presentation of the annual accounts, we’ll also have an update on the County Ground acquisition, a Q&A with Rob Angus & Matt Waters from STFC, and a number of agenda items put forward by existing board members.

We’re contacting Trust members this year who may wish to apply to become a board member, and will be hosting an election process this year that ensures the outcome is announced at our AGM.

The maximum number of board members permitted is 12, and TrustSTFC presently has six. Of our existing board, and in line with our constitutional obligations, 50 per cent will need to stand down and seek re-election based on their length of service: Steve Mytton, Alex Pollock, and Alan Jones will be doing so this year.

We’re looking for candidates who are existing Trust members that can bring forward innovative ideas, help shape the long-term vision of Trust STFC, and commit the significant time required to being an effective board member.

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion, encouraging candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life, as well as those with particular experience in project management, accounting, marketing/communications, or those with a background in legal.

Any Trust member wishing to stand is invited to do so and should check the latest information and application process on our website. All applications will need to be proposed and seconded by current members and must be accompanied by a supporting statement.

Since our last column, we’ve had lots of questions about what it’s like to be a TrustSTFC board member, and we’ve had the pleasure of some conversations with those who are considering putting themselves forward for the positions.

If you’re considering applying, and have some questions or comments of your own, please feel free to get in touch with us via email or by reaching out to an existing board member directly.