CAFC Supporters Trust - want to get involved?
The idea of a Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust is one that has been bandied around for a few years by Addicks but frankly we all believed so much in the board that it was felt by the clear majority that one wasn't needed. Maybe until now.
With still nothing but silence coming from The Valley boardroom, which is bluntly humilating and pathetic, there is in true Valley Party style plans afoot to investigate the appropriateness of setting a Supporters' Trust up, giving us more influence and control on the club's decision making.
If you want to read and understand more about Supporters' Trust then visit the Supporters' Direct website
. Owning CAFC shares these days, and I have a fair few, gives one little or no leverage but together fans umbrellaed under a Trust will always have a louder voice, both financially and numerically. There are over 140 Supporters' Trusts in the UK, with Stockport County, Brentford, Exeter City and Notts County all owned outright by supporters. The largest Trust incidentially is Manchester's United with 30,000 members.Proposed by ex-supporters' director Ben Hayes
a meeting has been set up on August 4th at 7.30pm at the Conservative Club in Charlton, 51 Charlton Church Lane. If you have an interest in helping or finding out more please attend and pass this message onto fellow Addicks.