Category Archive: Supporters Direct

Have Your Say- Bring City Home!!

The final plans for the application to build a Community Stadium are with the City Council and are available to view HERE. We think it looks great and will be an asset to the City of Worcester. Highlights from the application show: ·       The application is for a floodlit football stadium with a capacity …

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Trust plans for the future under way

A majority of shareholders at the recent EGM voted to oppose the supporters’ trust proposal to allow WCFC to become community/fan owned club. This doesn’t mean that the trust, as a Community Benefit Society, can’t continue with the work we have already started to prepare for the mid to long term survival of the club …

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City Chairman reveals plans to keep the club alive

Great ideas here on community aims and stakeholder involvement. We look forward to this being instigated as soon as possible.

All change on the City Council. What difference does it make?

So. What Difference Does It Make? Apart from being a classic tune by The Smiths it’s also the question on many City fans lips right now about what the recent local election results, and the subsequent shift of power on Worcester City Council, does to the likelihood of us coming home to Perdiswell? And the …

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WCFC – Podcast on FCUM Radio

This is a great interview with Rich Widdowson from WCFC Supporters Trust on FCUM radio. FCUM really are the pioneers in making the Community Benefits Society (CBS) supporter owned club model work. Hear Rich explaining what the CBS model is all about, a little of the back story of why WCFC are where they are …

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Brian Lomax – RIP 02-11-2015

Worcester City Supporters Trust is deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Mr Brian Lomax.  For those who do not know who Brian is, he is the founder of the concept of Supporters Trusts for sporting organizations. He created the model for a community owned football club, which is being successfully used at …

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Protecting Your Football Stadium

If you follow a football club, then you’ll know just how important to your identity the ground or stadium you play at is. Over and over again we’ve seen the loss of stadiums to the bulldozers, with little or no protection. In fact the same applies to rugby, cricket or other grounds and stadiums – …

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Supporters Direct Co-ordinate Europe Project

The European Commission has announced the project proposals selected for funding under the Erasmus+ Sport programme, with the ‘Clubs and Supporters for better Governance in Football’ (CSbGiF) project amongst those chosen. The partners and contributing organisations (in italics) are: C.A.P. Ciudad de Murcia; FASFE (Spain) Cava United; Supporters in Campo (Italy) Conseil National des Supporters de …

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Community Ownership Model for Worcester City FC

Why should Worcester City become a Community Owned Club? At present the Club is a Private Limited Company Limited by Shares with protections written into the articles to prevent any one individual or group having a shareholding of more than 1%. This is a noble attempt to retain a distributed (community) ownership but it is …

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