Football: Supporters' Trust launch

THE Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust will be launched on Thursday after almost six months of hard work behind the scenes.

The trust, which was officially registered on August 25, will be launched at an official event in the Blue and Gold Club at Lynn Football Club, on Thursday, November 19, from 7.30pm.

Fans are urged to become an important part of the future of Lynn Football Club by coming to the event and joining the trust.

The trust is an independent and democratic organisation whose purpose is to give its members a voice in the running of Lynn Football Club.

In becoming a trust member, fans will buy a lifetime share in the trust and voting rights for a 12 month period from the date of joining, for only 10.

The annual subscription will entitle fans to a vote in all major decisions to be made by the trust, and supporters will have to renew their annual subscription to retain their voting rights.

The aims of the Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust are as follows:

To strengthen the bonds between the Lynn Football Club and the community which it serves and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the club.

To assist the club in promoting support for the club to encourage new support, especially young people and families.

To benefit present and future members of the community served by the club by promoting, encouraging and furthering the game of football as a recreational facility, sporting activity and a focus for community involvement.

To further the development of the game of football nationally and internationally and upholding its rules.

To encourage the club to take proper account of the interests of its supporters and of the community it serves in its decisions.

To assist the club in any way that has been sanctioned by trust members, including financially, in kind and in developing partnerships to further the interests of the club.

To work to secure representation for supporters in the future ownership and operation of the club.

To promote, develop and respect the rights of members of the community served by the club and people dealing with the Society as set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, having regard in particular to the need to provide information to members and conduct the affairs of the Society in accessible and appropriate ways.

After the launch, an auction of various lots including signed football memorabilia, will be held to raise funds for the trust.

Whether you follow one of the Premier League giants, Norwich City or even Lynn FC there is bound to be something to interest fans.

Among the items up for auction will be a signed replica Arsenal shirt, a signed Everton football, tickets to see a Norwich City or Ipswich home game, a signed Lynn replica shirt from the championship-winning side of 2007, plus a whole host of other items.

A full list of auction items can be seen on the Linnets forum at and should you have any questions or wish to place a bid call Ray on 07900 001277 or email

Thanks go to the board of Lynn Football Club for allowing the event to be held at the club.

For more information on the trust, visit: www.blueand