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Trust update: September 2020

22nd Sep 2020

East Stand development

As you may have read earlier this week, the Supporters Trust board has agreed to back Northampton Town FC’s proposal for the East Stand completion and wider Sixfields land deal.

The club is now seeking a meeting with Northampton Borough Council to hopefully so that any deal can hopefully be progressed as quickly as possible.

Our principal role is one of scrutiny and oversight to ensure that the long-term interests of the club are safeguarded and, to that end, the board hopes to meet with the football club every three months as the detail of the deal becomes clearer.


Northampton Women’s team sponsorship

Trust chairman Andy Roberts, together with board members Cheryl Byrne and Barry Collins, attended Northampton Women’s opening match at Harpole at the beginning of the month.

The Women beat Haverhill 5-0 in the Women’s FA Cup and, since then, also knocked Bedford Ladies out of the competition.

The trust is once more sponsoring the Women’s team to the tune of £3,000, which covers the squad’s training tops and pays for the team’s away travel.


Thanks from Northamptonshire Health Charity

Northamptonshire Health Charity has thanked the Trust for its £228 donation from the profits of sales of claret-and-white face masks during the summer.

Zoe Finch, the charity’s support assistant, said: “The donation has been paid into the COVID-19 fund and will be used to benefit the services provided by Northampton General Hospital during these strange and uncertain times.

“Together with the support from donations like yours, we can continue to support the hospital to provide excellent clinical care at the heart of the community.”


Treasurer position

Board members Barry Collins and Bob Clarke will share the Trust’s treasurer’s role following the resignation of long-serving treasurer Trina Smith.

The appointments will seek ratification at the Trust’s forthcoming annual general meeting.


Changes to Trust board

Board member Kevin O’Brien has stated that he will be stepping down from the Trust board at the AGM.

Kevin, who lives in Desborough, said that he had enjoyed his involvement with the Trust over the last couple of years but that the pressure of other commitments was forcing him to step aside.


Annual general meeting

Board secretary Helen Hickman is reviewing the feasibility of holding the Trust’s AGM in November.

A final decision will be taken at the Trust’s October board meeting but it seems likely that the meeting may be held over until January next year.

Renewal requests will be sent out to Trust members as usual in the coming weeks.



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