The current focus is to develop an organisational structure and strategy that best allows Evertonians to help their club overcome some of the complex challenges that it faces.
Many of the meetings over the last month have focused on the various financial models and systems that could be adopted and amended for this purpose. There are many legal constraints.
We have also had further meetings with officials from Supporters Direct (SD), the government-backed body that helps and co-ordinates fans' trusts. After a decade of setting up trusts, SD is reviewing its rulebooks and constitutions to take into account changes in legislation and funding innovations. It does not expect to have these changes finalised until the summer.
Trust Everton could launch in the meantime using the current framework, but would then have to go and change everything a few months later. This would be very time consuming and a distraction from the main priority. However, this delay does give us more time to work on coming up with the right structure for Trust Everton.
There may be some dismay that there has not been faster progress. But the goal is to put something together that will be around for a long time.
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1 Posted 19/03/2011 at 06:07:53
Wheels may be turning a lot slower than you want or expected them to, but you have got them turning.
Stay focused guys and Thanks.
2 Posted 19/03/2011 at 08:03:55
Perhaps now would be the time to raise as much awareness as possible about what it is exactly that the trust is hoping to achieve?
Personally I really like the idea and if the money raised was to be used to redevelop Goodison, secure a percentage of the club to get fans board representation etc, then I would certainly take part with probably the cost of a season ticket per year.
However, if the money was used to provide loans to the Kenwright regime then I wouldn't put a bean in TBH.
I appreciate you may not be at this point yet but I would appreciate clarification if it's possible.
3 Posted 19/03/2011 at 08:42:44
4 Posted 19/03/2011 at 09:53:10
Thanks for the update.
In a way I'm reassured that this is taking time. As you say - "... the goal is to put something together that will be around for a long time". The more careful the planning, the better Trust Everton will be.
Thanks, again, for all the hard work you, and others, are putting in on our behalf.
5 Posted 19/03/2011 at 21:23:28
6 Posted 20/03/2011 at 01:00:08
Many a time I've been told "you can do something quickly, or properly, but you cant do both".
Take the time to get it right.
7 Posted 20/03/2011 at 11:56:16
Most likely this is the type of spin Kenwright and Co would use... lol.
Stephen Kenny (manager of Derry City Football club?) makes good sense for me. And thank you, to Tony & Mike.
8 Posted 20/03/2011 at 12:54:16
Try to keep your energy and enthusiasm going.
IMO This summer will be a watershed for our club and Everton Trust needs to be part of that change.
9 Posted 20/03/2011 at 16:11:15
10 Posted 20/03/2011 at 18:32:53
11 Posted 21/03/2011 at 11:50:36
No chance I haven't got a clue!!!
12 Posted 21/03/2011 at 16:50:39
Stephen Kenny is the manager of Derry City in N-ireland and a good one too!!
Same city as Shane Duffy is from.
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