Swindon Town Football Club held their second Advisory Board meeting at The County Ground on Wednesday 6th October 2021.
In attendance were Advisory Board members Clem Morfuni, who joined from Australia via Teams, Rob Angus and Eddie Parladorio, while Steve Mytton represented TrustSTFC and Christine Kyle and Anthony Reeves were the representatives for the Official Supporters Club.
The sole purpose of the STFC Advisory Board is to meet monthly to review and assess the performance and strategic direction of Swindon Town Football Club, and to ensure that there is open, transparent and regular engagement on key matters impacting all aspects of the club.
It also builds on the Memorandum of Understanding that was recently signed between Swindon Town and TrustSTFC, and it continues the commitment from the Football Club to maintain open and transparent engagement with its fanbase.
It was another productive meeting where a lot of ground was covered, including the Club's significantly improved financial footing, in addition to the continued bid to purchase The County Ground with supporters.
The Football Club is heading in a positive direction and the second Advisory Board meeting reflected the substantial progress that has been made under the new ownership.
You can read through all of the minutes in detail by clicking here.
You can also view minutes from other meetings by visiting our Advisory Board section here.
Rob Angus, Swindon Town CEO, said: "Our second Advisory Board meeting was hugely productive and a lot of important points were covered, including the progress we have made on the financial side of things and our continued bid to purchase The County Ground.
"Another important topic covered was our concentrated effort to make The County Ground a one-stop shop for all of your parties, events and conferencing needs, and this will be a real focus of interest for us over the coming weeks and months as we try and make our Club more sustainable.”
Steve Mytton, Chairman of TrustSTFC, said: “Following on from a very successful first meeting, it was another great session and this Board works really well together.
“It was fantastic to see that the overall debt position has improved significantly, reflecting the hard work by Rob and the wider team who are tackling a very difficult situation.
“Looking ahead, we want to continue promoting and improving the 'Next Gen' initiatives in Schools and Youth Football, and we are excited about the prospect of not only getting The County Ground purchase completed, but also implementing some immediate stadium improvements so that supporters get a better matchday experience.”
Christine Kyle, the Official Supporters Club Representative, said: "The Club working together with the fans in this type of meeting shows the change, positivity and transparency which is essential. It is an honour to be able represent our members and they are already engaging with us with questions and queries. Anthony and myself will be sharing the attendance at meetings.
“The meeting was certainly an eye opener for me, with the process required regarding the purchase of the County Ground and also the financial side of what the Club is having to deal with at the moment.
“The future is certainly a lot brighter on and off the pitch, and long may this continue.”
The STFC Advisory Board will meet every month with the next meeting set for Tuesday 2nd November, and there is an opportunity for fans to raise any questions they have via TrustSTFC and the Supporters Club.
The Advisory Board meetings present an ideal opportunity for fans to put across their feedback, ideas and suggestions to the club’s management team, so we encourage all supporters to get in touch with either of the Supporter Groups.
There will be a section devoted to the Advisory Board on the official Swindon Town Website, where documents and minutes from every meeting will be published for fans to read.