Representatives from the Trust and the Football Club were delighted to welcome AFC Wimbledon CEO Erik Samuelson to Worcester today.
Club Chairman Steve Goode, Trust Chairman Dave Wood and several Trust Board members met with Samuelson to hear about the Dons’ journey and gained friendly advice on the road ahead to bring City home.
This was a valuable opportunity to the Supporters’ Trust and Football Club as they received valuable insights into the work carried out by a club that is widely recognised for its achievements and progression since reforming.
AFC Wimbledon’s story of starting from scratch to becoming a model example of a community owned football club is one that is well documented and has received national attention through the years.
The Dons have plans supported by their local council to return to a new community stadium to be built at their spiritual home, Plough Lane.
Trust Chairman Dave Wood said ‘Erik spoke to us about their beginnings and it was encouraging to hear how the professional makeup of our Trust and Club has many similarities with the Dons Trust. It was great to see how supportive he was of the work we’ve carried out so far, particularly the Trust’s plans for community involvement at Perdiswell’.
Football Club Chairman Steve Goode added ‘we are really grateful to Erik for taking the time out to come speak with us. It was great to learn about AFC Wimbledon’s experiences, there were certainly some valuable points to take away that we can apply to our circumstances now and in the future’.
Special thanks must go to Club Partner ‘Inclusion In Sport’ for putting us in contact with Erik Samuelson.