Blues Trust is an organisation for the fans of Birmingham City Football Club, run by the fans of BCFC. It works to ensure fans have a true voice in the things that affect our club and how it is run.
- In its short existence the trust has already secured the long term future of our stadium as well as establishing itself as a credible and respected supporter group.
- If you really care about BCFC and want to affect positive change then we want you on board.
- 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.
In 2011, Birmingham City was hit by a perfect storm of calamitous events: relegation, the owner arrested on money laundering charges and the manager poached by our rivals. It is experiencing the opposite at the moment.read more
On 4th December 2015, we published details of a new group of Birmingham City fans called ‘Blues4All’. One of their aims is to provide opportunities for young supporters to attend home matches for the first time and experience the atmosphere at St Andrews.read more
Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust was launched this month, on January 6th. It was registered with the Financial Conduct Authority on January 15th and it already has over 4,000 members. As someone who was involved in setting up Blues Trust, I have some idea of the incredible amount of work that the working group must have done in that short time. They were backed by the passion, support and encouragement of Bolton Wanderers fans. When a football club is in crisis, fans will unite to save it.read more
On 19th January 2016, the Government released its final report from the Expert Working Group (EWG) on Supporter Ownership and Engagement that was established by the Minister for Sport in October 2014.
Blues Trust welcomes the report that contains a number of recommendations which are designed to assist supporter ownership including opportunities to bid in an insolvency process, and additional funding set aside to help supporters’ trusts to prepare an ownership bid, when suitable opportunities arise.read more
On January 23rd, some Blues Trust board members will be meeting in the lounge at the Old Crown pub, in High Street, Deritend, to discuss issues to raise at the next meeting with the club and a few other routine items. We have invited our members to come along and give us their views and we also invite anyone else who is interested in joining or renewing membership in the trustread more
There is still magic in the FA Cup for the fans and players of lower league clubs. Just watch Timmy Mallett’s reaction to Oxford’s win over Swansea if you are not sure of that. There is money in the FA Cup too, which can be a game changer for lower league clubs.read more