58 year old Town fan since 1966 and season ticket Holder in the Arkells. Claims to be turning into a miserable old git but still wouldn’t want to be anywhere else on a Saturday afternoon other than the County Ground.


Why Swindon ?
“My father worked in the Railway Works as a Coppersmith – he was a die hard Town fan as were all his mates. I was brought up on tales of Maurice Owen and Sammy Burton, so following the Town was inevitable. He used to take me to see the “stiffs” (the Reserves) when I was very young – a great view from the old Shrivenham Road stand. Once I was at Senior School I started watching Town with my school mates on a regular basis, walking from Penhill to the County Ground on match days.”

Favourite Swindon moment/player?
“Favourite Swindon moment would be Peter Noble’s winning goal at the Hawthorns in the 1969 League Cup Semi Final replay – I was stood right in line with his shot and remember the absolute elation when we won and knew we were heading for Wembley. Favourite Player – John Trollope, the most consistently good player I have ever seen in a Town shirt. The term “legend” is appropriate for Trollope – we probably will not see another player record so many appearances in a Town shirt.”

Why are you involved with the trust?
“I joined the Trust in 2005 as I felt an organisation with the fan’s interests at heart was worthy of support. I’ve distributed Orange hats and leaflets on behalf of the Trust and subscribed to the Red Army Fund.”

What is your role?
“I joined the Trust Board in 2010, my function is Trust Secretary. I take the minutes at Trust Board Meetings and AGMs and am responsible for filing Annual Returns to the FCA listing the Trust’s activities as a Community Mutual. I have also looked after the Trust website in the last 18 months as an interim measure.”

Ultimately, what would you like the Trust to achieve?

“Players come and go, managers come and go and even owners come and go but one thing remains consistent – the fans. I would like to see the Trust membership increased to a significant level where we could truly be regarded as having a mandate from the fans in order to work closer with the club to improve the fans match days experience and lines of communication with the club over numerous issues such as ground redevelopment and ticket pricing.”