Swindon’s oldest Headteacher, who first watched Swindon Town in 1953.

Mike Welsh

Why Swindon?
“Growing up in the Town there was only one team ever to want to support.”

Favourite Swindon moment?
“Don Rogers’ second goal at Wembley to beat Arsenal and win the League Cup in 1969 in one of the biggest upsets ever. The first of three great Wembley victories.”

Why are you involved with the trust?
“I am passionate about how fans, and the next generation of children growing up, link with our Club.”

What is your role?
“I’m Vice Chair and lead on Stadium Developments and Club relations with the Chair.”

How would you like to see the Red Army Fund being used?
“We have already set priorities as a Trust about bringing Stratton Bank back into regular use. This initially needs an improved toilet block, but, in time, will require a Roof. After that there are other key issues as with the setting up of a Family Enclosure and a Club Museum. Eventually, we need to consider the redevelopment of the Town End.”

Ultimately, what would you like the Trust to achieve?

“As with all supporter Trusts we would like to engage directly in the ownership and running of the Club on behalf of the fans at some time in the future.

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