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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Does community ownership make a difference?

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

portsmouthbadgeAnyone looking at Portsmouth’s playing record this season might be wondering if community ownership has helped them at all.  A year ago, their fans were celebrating because their club belonged to them. This season they have sacked two managers and flirted with the relegation zone.

Fan ownership is not a magic solution to all the problems of a club but it does make a difference. An article in the Guardian describes how the “once-bankrupt institution is fast becoming a financial success story, no longer reliant upon sugar-daddy funding – with the coffers in their healthiest state for 40 years.”  And that is making a difference to the whole community, not just to the club. On the anniversary of attaining community ownership, Pompey fans were given a chance to quiz the club chairman, chief executive, caretaker manager and a player.

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Community Shares Survey – Update

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Community Shares Survey – Update

The responses we have received to our Community Shares Survey indicate that, if the club were to get new owners, Birmingham City supporters would want the ownership to involve supporters in some way.  And many would be prepared to invest in Community Shares.

However, we need more responses, to help us decide whether or not this idea is worth pursuing. A community shares scheme can only succeed if it has the backing of a significant number of Blues supporters so we need to get an idea of how many support the idea. If you haven’t already completed a survey, please click here and complete it now.

We will also be distributing surveys before the home game with Blackburn on Monday 21st April.  If you can help with their distribution please contact Margaret Decker at margaretdecker@bluestrust.org

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Vacancy for a new Secretary

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Vacancy for a new Secretary

The Secretary of Blues Trust is unable to continue in the role due to other commitments so we need to appoint a new one.

The role of Secretary involves administrative tasks such as arranging meetings, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence and ensuring that records are kept up to date. These records are to include a register of members with dates at which they became members or ceased to be members. The Secretary is also responsible for keeping a list of Board members.  Some tasks may be delegated but the Secretary is responsible for overseeing them.

The Secretary should have a commitment to the values of the Trust and to attend meetings. It is desirable that he/she will have had some experience in serving as a secretary to a board or committee.

To find out more about this vacancy or apply for this job, please visit the “Vacancies” page here.

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