This article was originally published on The Mag
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust has been around for ages.
It’s done good work, indifferent work and sometimes no work.
Some people don’t know what it is, others are weary because of failed fan movements that have come before us.
This is a new Newcastle United Supporters Trust with a new board in place.
We came together in January with the simple goal of rebuilding the Supporters Trust making it into a key fan organisation, untainted by the past and excited by the future.
The Supporters Trust exists to represent you.
It exists to give Newcastle United supporters a voice where they have none.
From issues such as safe standing, ticket prices, away allocations and accessibility and inclusion at St James’ Park – we are your best bet.
We work with the Football Supporters Association (now the FSA, formerly the FSF) on fan issues and our membership drives our agenda. We are a wholly democratic institution where one member is only one vote. No individual has more of a say than any other.
I didn’t join the Trust with any designs of ever joining the Trust board or leading it. Any member can stand for election and any member can join the board. It’s an organisation that belongs to you, not me or anyone else.
We have a brand new website ready very soon with log-in functionality and we will take votes on matters through that and by email.
We will be holding public meetings and doing our very best to represent our 4,000 strong (and rapidly growing) membership.
Ultimately, our aim is to own 51% of Newcastle United.
That might not be realistic in the Premier League, but then we will want to work with any new ownership in the future to give fans a say at board level in the running of their football club.
We need a vibrant, committed and huge membership to do that. So join us. We need you.
Alex Hurst (Chair of Newcastle United Supporters Trust)
To join Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) it is only £1 for a year’s membership – Go HERE
Or to become a member for life it is £10 – Go HERE