Following our successful Fans Forum last Monday; featuring manager and playing staff Matt Taylor, Ryan Bowman and Kane Wilson, and the ECFC Commercial Director David Clough, this coming Tuesday we will be entertaining several our Trust Corporate members.
This will be with a ground tour, and a pasty and chips supper – not a prawn sandwich in site. These events, both fan and corporate based, are incredibly important to us and we’d always like to hear of any ideas for future forums you might have.
On a more formal note, at the last Trust board meeting Mark Cordell and Phil Burden were appointed to the performance and audit and risk committees, respectively. As we move forward with our supporter-owned model it is important that we maintain good controls over our business and we very much hope these committees will help us do just that.
On Wednesday, we will be hosting two members of the Northampton Town Supporters’ Trust who would like to see how we do things, looking at our revamped stadium and training ground.
On March 10, after our match against Northampton Town, our own Trust have been invited to speak at a meeting, in Northampton, as they look to possibly grow their own involvement with their club. In many respects, supporter ownership was born in Northampton, driven forward by the late, great Brian Lomax – it’s a real privilege to be a small part of what they are doing today, especially after they helped us so much during our period of need, in the early 2000s!
Finally, it was brilliant to see over 650 folk turn out for the Exeter City Ladies versus Buckland Athletic Ladies match last Sunday. Despite the result (City lost 3-1) it was a fantastic afternoon of entertaining football and worth the admission price alone to see player-of-the-match Abbie Britton smash home a free-kick from outside of the penalty area.
Thanks for coming along today and for all of your support. Come on you Reds!