Supporters News and Information
AGM on 10th July saw a good turnout and really good discussion on a number of
issues. SWTFC members voted in favour of the establishment of a
new Community Benefit Society - Saffron Walden Town FC Ltd - to take the
club forward. With the help of Supporters Direct, the CBS will now be
established in the coming weeks. This will mean members own the club
directly, the structure will help provide stability for the club in
future, and help avoid the events of 2011-12 when there was no senior
football at Catons Lane.
The Club’s objectives under the new rules will be as follows:
o enhancing the social, cultural and economic value of the Club to its Communities and by acting as a responsible custodian of the club for future generations;
o upholding the mutual ownership of the Club operating democratically, fairly and transparently;
o ensuring the Club operates with financial responsibility enabling the Club to be run for the long term interest of the Community;
o providing sporting facilities and opportunities regardless of age, income, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religious or moral belief;
o playing at the highest level possible, but always operating in a financially responsible and prudent manner; and;
o ensuring football at junior and senior levels is available for the local community to enjoy in appropriate surroundings and in an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere.
The following supporting documents are available:
Community Benefit Society
The SWTFC AGM on 10th July 2013 voted in favour of establishing a Community Benefit Society. A one page briefing note and background Q and A from June 2013 gives more information on the change Here>. The presentation made to members at the AGM on 10th July 2013 is Here>.
The SWTFC AGM in July endorsed this view and work will continue over the next few months to deliver this. The Committees Discussion Paper (June 2012) is available here for background information as is the advice received from Supporters Direct.
Membership - Join Us!
Completed applications should be presented at the clubhouse or can be posted to:
Saffron Walden Town Football Club. Membership Secretary, 1 Catons Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 2DU.
Melvyn Seymour (Chairman), Paul Daw (President), Martin Johnson (Vice-Chairman & Board Secretary), Andy Player (Club Secretary), Phil Strong (Treasurer), Lee Dorrington, Malcolm Nash, Jon Hawker, John Power, Ken Vincent, Amie Jones, Carl Farrow.