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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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Dilemmas of Football Ownership: History and the Need for Change

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

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E-petition – Save Grass Roots Football

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

GrassrootsfootballpetitionWe would like to draw your attention and encourage you to take part in an e-petition to HM Government, created by David Crausby MP that you can view at the following link. He is calling on the Government to ensure that grass roots football receives financial support from the Premier League. The petition requires at least 100k signatures so that it can be considered for discussion in the House of Commons. At the moment, there are just under 13k signatures.

The Save Grassroots Football website is here.

For your convenience, David’s website article is reproduced below:

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Non League Day Saturday 6th September 2014

Posted on Sep 3, 2014

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Non League Day 2014 is happening on Saturday 6th September and you can be part of it!

Now in it’s fourth year, Non League Day is an event which promotes grass-roots football and provides clubs with the opportunity to promote affordable football which is organised by volunteers who have a genuine love for the game.

There is an international break on this day, and no Premiership or Championship games are scheduled, so it is a perfect opportunity for supporters to go and experience local football.

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We need help

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

bluestrustlordkBlues Trust needs a secretary and more board members.

We don’t have a secretary at present since our last one resigned due to time pressures.  So we are looking for someone who has time to do the work.  The ideal person would be someone with experience of acting as secretary for some organisation such as a school board of governors.  Supporters Direct provides training for supporters’ trust secretaries so experience is not essential but the person appointed must be willing to take responsibility. An efficient secretary makes a huge contribution to the smooth running of the trust but mistakes can have serious consequences.  If you know your Birmingham City history, you may remember that it was a mistake made by the club secretary that kept Birmingham City out of the F A Cup in 1920-21; he forgot to send in the application form.

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Supporter’s Summit 2014 – Reports

Posted on Aug 1, 2014

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The annual 2014 Supporter’s Summit at Wembley, jointly organised by the Football Supporters Federation and Supporters Direct, was attended over the weekend of 25th and 26th July by several Blues Trust Board Members and also one of its ordinary members.

The weekends events were split up into different workshops and groups, and you can read summaries and reports of the various sessions in the links below.

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