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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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Pre Crystal Palace match we rocked up as normal, 1pm, at the NUFC Fans Foodbank stall opposite Nine Bar –plastic bag in hand with this week’s donation- in order to report in for volunteering duties.
As usual, a steady stream of fans dropped by with donations, others calling by to drop some change in the collecting tins. As well as being a great cause the stall has become a hub of pre match activity with many fans having a good chat when calling by, either about the forthcoming match, or indeed any number of other NUFC related topics.
On Saturday pre Palace, local reporters George Caulkin and Luke Edwards were spotted, along with Mike Martin from NUFC fanzine True Faith, I Daniel Blake actress Sharon Percy. NUFC Fans Foodbank enthusiasts Bill Corcoran and Steve Hastie were both there chatting about all things NUFC.
Together with all of the willing volunteers led by the ‘Boss’ Mike Nixon it makes for an interesting couple of hours before the match…….and then around 2.30ish the highlight of the day.

The lads and lasses from Wor Hyem and Wor Flags came marching along Strawberry Place, flags flying, carrying banners, singing at the top of their voices and at the front carrying a new Banner ‘Support NUFC Fans Foodbank’, to call in on their journey from the North Terrace pub to the Gallowgate via NUFC Fans Foodbank stall!

Very emotional I have to confess, and what an atmosphere when they arrived at the Foodbanks stall to hand over their donations and collections as well as the banner ‘Support NUFC Fans Foodbank’.
There followed plenty of backslapping, hand shaking, singing and even Foodbanks leader Mike Nixon was hauled in front of the banner for a photograph. Thanks to Wor Hyem/Wor Flags and the North Terrace it’s greatly appreciated. Fans working together!
I felt really proud to be part of what we are doing for those within our community less fortunate than ourselves. Unity in the Community!
NUST BOARD

The latest round of television games were announced on Thursday and will see 24 matches broadcast live throughout December.
Earlier this month there were reports that broadcasters were proposing to show live Premier League games on Christmas Eve. Rumours surfaced that Newcastle’s game at West Ham was being considered. Peter Fanning, NUST Vice Chair contacted the Head of PR at Sky Sports to be told that things weren’t finalised but Christmas Eve was a Sunday and they had a commitment to subscribers to show football on a Sunday. NUST joined with other supporter organisations across the country, and together with the Football Supporters Federation, lobbied against the idea. Last week in a meeting with supporter representatives, attended by Peter Fanning, Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said that no 4pm kick-offs would be allowed on Christmas Eve, but that other broadcast slots were still being considered.
The broadcast schedule for December announced on Thursday contains no Christmas Eve kick-offs. The Football Supporters’ Federation said: "Fans will be relieved to see that broadcasters and the Premier League have backed away from the idea of a Christmas Eve fixture. It was never popular with match-going fans and we’re happy to say they have listened – more of the same in future please!
"Top-flight clubs receive billions from broadcasters and more of that revenue should be used to help fans with travel when games are rescheduled for TV."
This is a great example of fans working together to get our

voices heard and fair play to the Premier League and to the broadcasters who have listened to our concerns and done the right thing.
Peter Fanning
Vice Chair
Following the success of Supporter Foodbanks in Merseyside, Glasgow and more recently our own NUFC Fans Foodbank the Football Supporters Federation arranged a conference at St James’ park on Friday 13th October. Fans of a host of clubs attended and including other local clubs, Sunderland, Boro and Hartlepool.
It was particularly impressive to see a huge Scouse contingent which consisted not only of football supporters but representatives from a number of agencies and their lead Councillor-all who had appeared to be working closely on their foodbank and other related Projects
The day kicked off with introductions from Kevin Miles, CE of the FSF and local MP Chi Onwurah before handing over to Gateshead MP and lifelong Mag Ian Mearns, who explained his role as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group of Football Supporters.
There then followed a session with representatives from Merseyside led by David Kelly from Everton and Ian Byrne from Liverpool who explained the work they did in setting up their own Supporters Foodbank and their integration with agencies and within their own community. A wide range of questions and comments from the floor followed with many attendees outlining their own experiences.
A session from Celtic Foundation followed on how the issue of Foodbanks had been approached north of the Border. It was particularly interesting listening to their speaker from their own Foodbanks,Tara, who described how she had progressed from homeless, living in a car, to volunteering, and now to running a number of Foodbanks in and around Glasgow.

The final speaker was Mike Nixon, of our own West End Foodbanks explaining the role they play in supporting the local community, and talking about the assistance NUFC Fans Foodbank have given since the whole idea of setting up a supporter Foodbank was first mooted around a year ago. Our own NUST Board member Colin Whittle talked about how the idea moved from inception to reality and Bill Corcoran echoed the feeling of the floor about the contributions fans can make and the difference being made by NUFC Fans Foodbank.
The main aim of the whole day was to enable fans to learn from others and share experiences for the greater benefit and there was no doubt that this aim was achieved. A working group was established consisting of representatives from Newcastle, Celtic and Merseyside in order to progress things on a national basis.
The whole event showed the power of football fans working for the greater good of their communities and bringing those communities closer together .It was a privilege to be in attendance but there’s more work to do!
NUST BOARD

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.

VIDEO: Colin Whittle goes into some detail about what a supporters trust is, what Newcastle United Supporters Trust does, how we can work together to achieve our goals and make Newcastle United a better experience for all fans. Safe standing, food banks, ticket prices and more.

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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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