Alex Hurst


Alex joined the board in 2016. A season ticket holder in the Gallowgate Alex edits fanzine 'true faith' as well as hosting and running the true faith podcast.

Alex started Gallowgate Flags in 2016 (now Wor Flags) and has helped raise over £8,000 for the NUFC fans foodbank by hosting events at the Tyneside Irish Centre. He is Chairman of the trust for 2019.


Norman Watson


Norman was Chair of the Trust for 8 years until 2017. He is Partner in Coownership Solutions Ltd a National company which specialise in transferring private companies into new employee ownership. He is an expert in Co-operative law and finance. He also coached Cullercoats YMCA to a League and Cup double in 1966!


Anth Armstrong


Anth has been on the board since 2018 and regularly attends FSF meetings for the Trust. Currently part of the Wor Flags group.

A Gallowgate Block V season ticket holder and has been since working with the club as part of a group in 2017/18 to help create the current singing section. Anth's first Newcastle game was Mick Quinn's debut (4 goals on his debut in 1989 v Leeds). 


Chris Johnson

Member Secretary

Chris joined the board in 2018, is part of the Wor Flags group, and co-founded Wor Hyem 1892 to help atmosphere matters in the ground. Chris looks after the website and is looking forward to supporting the Trust with the various club/community campaigns coming up.


Linda Bush


Linda joined the board in 2019. A lifelong Newcastle fan from a young age. Played football herself whilst a Geordie in exile but has supported the Toon at many an away ground. Season ticket holder in the Gallowgate with a passion to see the Trust influence NUFC to benefit all supporters and the community as a whole.


Steve Wraith


Steve Wraith former fanzine editor and former nufc fans liasion officer. Attended first game 1984. Season ticket holder since 1991-92. Managing director of Newcastle Legends.


Adam Widdrington


Adam started The Toon Network social media channels back in 2015, and has been a regular content contributor to True Faith since joining at the start of 2018, with podcasts, videos and articles. 

An East Stand season ticket holder since 2011 (on and off since 1999), Adam's first Newcastle game was a 4-1 demolition of Cambridge Utd back in November 1992.

Adam has a vocational background in digital marketing, website management, communications and copywriting.

He was a co-founding member of The Magpie Group back in July 2018, but has now left the group to concentrate all available spare time on supporting future NUST activity.


Shaun Alan Wade


Shaun Alan Wade 1976 life long fan of NUFC first game in 1983 (reserve game) always wanted to climb the floodlights like the bigger kids did. Packed in my season ticket after Bobby Robson was sacked (shearers last season) thought I would give Ashley the benefit of doubt and observe his actions but sadly watching him destroy Newcastle United drove me to co-found London Magpie Group as I couldn’t sit back and do nothing. I enjoy the odd away match when I can get a ticket but will not go in sjp for a game until Ashley is gone. Been living down London for 12 years as a Geordie Exile and I miss proper fish ‘n’ chips and mince pies. Looking very much forward to working with NUST to develop some massive new projects that we believe will be of huge benefit to the fans & supporters of Newcastle United.


Rohan Banerjee


Rohan is a journalist living in London, covering politics, culture, sport and where possible, all three at the same time. He grew up in Kent but started supporting Newcastle in the 1990s thanks to an uncle and aunty living in the city. Rohan studied at York and Durham universities, which made match-day commutes much easier for a few years. He remains an unabashed Hatem Ben Arfa apologist. 


Simon Campbell


Simon joined the board in 2017. A season ticket holder since 2002/03. Also, since 2014, one of the main contributors to the True Faith Podcast.

Passionate about fans rights across all spectrums and ensuring that NUFC and football as a whole engages and includes the people that pay for it's existence.


Greg Tomlinson


Greg joined the board in 2019. A lifelong Newcastle fan since growing up in Gosforth and being spoilt rotten by Keegan's entertainers. Greg has been a regular up and down the country following United away for many years.

Greg is now based in London where he works in the major infrastructure development sector and is looking forward to working with the Trust to strive for a successful Newcastle United that is open, honest and transparent.


Michael Carling


A board member since 2016, Michael is a season ticket holder in the Strawberry Corner, co-founder of the true faith podcast and helped launch and run gallowgate flags.

Michael thinks fans deserve more from modern football and hopes the Trust can be the best vehicle for positive change.


Thomas Concannon


Thomas joined in April 2019 and has been a season ticket holder since the age of 9 and is a regular away follower. Currently sitting in the Gallowgate and being famed for driving to Poland to pick up the massive surfer flag unveiled by Wor Flags.


Thomas is active with the Football Supporters Federation working on the England Fans Embassy team when England play international matches abroad.