Welcome

Posted on May 27, 2012

Blues Trust is the supporters’ trust for fans of Birmingham City FC.  We want Blues fans to have a greater say in the way that BCFC is run.

Blues Trust is a member of Supporters Direct (SD) whose goal is to promote sustainable spectator sports clubs based on supporters involvement and community ownership. SD has helped to establish supporters’ trusts at over 170 clubs and it helped us register our Rules on 21 February 2012.

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Non-League Day Report 6th September

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

 

Non League Day

Non League Day

Non-League Day Report 6th September 2014

On Saturday 6th September the fourth annual “Non League Day” took place – and what a fantastic event it was! The Blues Trust were delighted to participate in the initiative that was organised on a day with an international break and no Premier or Championship games taking place.

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Book Review- “Punk Football: The rise of fan ownership in English Football”

Posted on Sep 18, 2014

punkfootballPunk football only shares one thing in common with the music scene from which it derives its name and that is its do-it-yourself approach. This book provides a summary of the fan ownership movement, outlining the way that some supporters moved from being just very loyal customers and became stakeholders, with a say in how their clubs are run. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the movement that gave birth to AFC Wimbledon and breathed new life into Swansea City. It explains the rationale behind supporters trusts such as Blues Trust.

In 1992, Northampton Town supporters set up a trust to raise money to save their club and to secure a say in the way it was run. Before that, fans of other clubs had raised money to help their clubs survive financial crises but the Northampton Town Supporters’ Trust was the first fans group to use the money to buy a share in the club. They got two seats on the board and a say on how the money was spent.

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Advance Notice of AGM and Election of Board Members

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

Blues Trust is pleased to announce its plans to hold this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM and Election of Board Members will be at 11.am on the morning of November 8th, before the Cardiff game, at a venue to be announced later.  A message giving advance notice of this has been sent to members of the trust and is also available on the Documents page which you can view or download here.

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