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The Trust exists to provide a way for the fans to get their voices heard by Newcastle United FC. We’re not a protest group, we want to develop formal links between supporters and the Club and to be a positive influence on supporter issues.

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Who are we?

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) seeks to benefit our football club and its supporters by channeling the passion of its loyal supporters into a forward-thinking non-profit organisation that is a legally constituted, democratic, not-for-profit Supporters Trust.

The Trust will act responsibly as a guardian of the future of Newcastle United. If the Trust believes that the Club is being run incompetently and not in the interests of the supporters the Trust will not be afraid to criticise. The Trust however, will not exist just to be critical; the Trust will also be about helping the club, tapping into the skills and expertise of its members and offering solutions.

The Trust is ran by its members. Every member is eligible to stand for election and to vote for candidates for the NUST board which will be accountable to all NUST members. The Trust is legally registered and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Any money raised or shares bought will belong to all members equally. The trust produces independently audited annual accounts and provides regular updates to members through meetings, newsletters, emails and website.

We now have members in 35 countries.

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The NUFC Fans Foodbank is less than one year old and it’s accepted that it’s been a resounding success. Supporters and our local community have bought into the concept of helping our own whether by contributing to match day collections, to the donation station at the Grainger Market or supporting one of the NUFC Fans Foodbank fundraising events such as the rock night or the TF transfer forum evening. The club have come on board and both Rafa and Isaac Hayden have provided wise words in support .There is no doubt that the work being undertaken by NUFC Fans Foodbank have inspired supporters up and down the country to consider following in our footsteps.
Here at NUST we have been contacted by a number of fans groups asking for advice about setting up similar initiatives. We’ve given advice and support where we can but the growth in interest for Supporter Foodbanks has led to the Football Supporters Federation setting up a conference at St James Park this Friday 13th October.
Supporters from up and down the country will be attending to listen to a range of speakers and learn from other fans groups who have set up their own support for Foodbanks. Whilst we gained our inspiration from what supporters were doing in Merseyside with ‘Supporting Foodbanks’ we hope that the efforts of NUFC Fans Foodbank will inspire other supporters.
If you are free, get yourself there…check out www.fsf.org.uk for details ….you never know there may also be a surprise speaker!
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Just over a week ago NUST became aware via our network of links with other supporter groups that consideration was being given to Sky moving fixtures to Christmas Eve ,which this year is on a Sunday .Under their deal with the Premier League Sky can choose to move two fixtures at their discretion to 1.30pm and 4pm on a Sunday.
Initial rumours came about via a request that had apparently been made to Arsenal as to whether or not they had any objection to their home game against Liverpool being moved to Christmas Eve.
Premier League Trusts/fan groups quickly jumped into action agreeing a joint statement which opposed the moving of games to Christmas Eve not least because of the logistics of travel for both home and away fans, at that time of the year.
Given that we were due to play West ham away on 23rd,our game immediately sprung to mind as one with the potential for being moved leading to the obvious travel problems which would arise from such a move, especially to the 4pm time slot. It’s fair to say the televised fixtures haven’t been kind to us this season so far, Brighton/Swansea and Southampton all having been moved to a Sunday 4pm KO slot.
Pressure has been quickly brought to bear upon the football authorities by fans groups –we ourselves have written to both NUFC and Sky-and led by the Football Supporters Federation we attended a meeting with the Premier League today where having listened to our representations they have agreed not to take up a 4pm televised game on Christmas Eve. A small victory so far but it just goes to show what fans can do when working together.
We’ll update once we have further information later this month.
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NUFC Fans Foodbank started off as an idea kicked around at an NUST board meeting and grew from there .Nobody could have anticipated what a success it has turned out to be nor how it continues to grow. From a launch night at Tyneside Irish Centre in early 2017 with a screening of ‘I, Daniel Blake’ to match day collections, a donation station at the Grainger Market, a rock night, and a successful fundraiser with local journalists. Supporters have bought into the concept of helping people in our local community who are less well- off and it’s grown from strength to strength. More importantly, the club have bought into the whole concept-from Isaac Hayden visiting West End Foodbanks to Rafa making a financial contribution at last month’s TF fundraiser.
We’ve been approached by fellow supporters up and down the country who are looking to do something similar in their own areas. We’ve tried as best we can to help them with some ‘handy hints’. Of course here in Newcastle our link with WE Foodbanks has given NUFC Fans Foodbanks the assistance it needed-professionals showing us how to organise collections and directing us as to where we can best help. In addition we do have 52k going through the turnstiles at each home game so we’ve certainly got the numbers willing to contribute.
Anyway, there’s no doubt the profile of Foodbanks has risen nationally due to what has been happening here at Newcastle. As a result the Football Supporters Federation (FSF), who NUST work closely with in a number of areas, have arranged a national conference to take place at St James’ Park on 13th October to discuss football’s role in aiding Britain’s foodbanks.
The conference which is being sponsored by the club will include input from various foodbank organisers, MP’s and local councillors to enable fans to learn more about the challenge facing foodbanks and how they can link up with supporters.
We’re looking forward to meeting fans from up and down the country who are looking to set up Fans Foodbanks in their own areas and offering assistance where we can.
For more information please visit the FSF website at www.fsf.org.uk
We’ll see you there!

Community Statement

Our commitment to you

  • a club that will work with supporters on fan issues and will recognise their value as the long term custodians of the club;

  • a club that will work with our MPs, the City Council and local businesses to play its part in regenerating our area rather than simply billboarding a national sports retailer;

  • a club that will work with local football clubs and schools to develop local talent and keep that talent in the North East;

  • a club that says we can compete, we will compete, we don’t reward mediocrity, we strive for excellence and to be the best we can be in everything we do.

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Who are we?

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust is not a protest group, but a positive force for change.

We seek to benefit our football club and its supporters by channeling the passion of its loyal supporters into a forward-thinking non-profit organisation that is a legally constituted, democratic, not-for-profit Supporters Trust.

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) seeks to benefit both the Football Club and its supporters by channeling the passion of Newcastle supporters into a forward-thinking organisation that is a legally constituted, democratic, not-for-profit Supporters Trust of Newcastle United.

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info@nufctrust.co.uk

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