Monday, April 09, 2007

Manchester City Supporters' Trust Mission Statement

Now that the Manchester City Supporters Trust is formed and registered with the Financial Services Authority we are working hard on formally launching the trust and opening the doors to take on members. More news on this will follow over the coming weeks.

We are getting new readers and subscribers to our newsletter every week and for those who didn't know already the Trust has a mission statement which was first published on 25 September 2006. Please take the time to read it and if it is something you agree with, perhaps joining the trust is something for you.

"The supporters of Manchester City appear to be increasingly disillusioned about their club and generally feel remote from it. Crowds are falling as fans see themselves as less important than other external stakeholders. We see a democratically constituted Supporter's Trust as the ideal vehicle to try to reverse this, being independent from the club management but ideally working with them, to ensure that the paying fans are recognised as key stakeholders in Manchester City's future.

We want to create a mass-membership organisation, covering every element of our fantastic support, where everyone has an equal stake and whose actions are democratic and transparent. We see a trust as a channel that is run by the fans, for the fans and with the club's best interest at its heart. We also recognise the excellent work that Manchester City already does in the community and wish to support that and spread it further, wherever possible. We do not see the trust as simply a pressure group but do see it engaging with and challenging management where we feel their actions are not conducive to the best interests of the club and its supporters.

We see a trust as the appropriate umbrella for existing shareholdings and also as a vehicle for potentially acquiring further shares, wherever possible. However membership will not be limited to existing shareholders of Manchester City plc but all members will become shareholders in the trust for an affordable subscription, thereby ensuring it is accessible to the widest possible constituency."

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