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Trust Statement on Fan Conduct

The Robins Trust welcome and support Cheltenham Town Football Club in reiterating it’s stance on intolerance and any form of discrimination

Please help us and the Club in making the Jonny-Rocks Stadium a friendly, inclusive atmosphere where everybody can feel safe enjoying a game of football.

If you witness abuse of any kind, please contact your nearest steward – or report it anonymously via your Fan Elected Director, Dave Beesley – [email protected]

Let’s get ‘Gloucestershire United’ for Goals Beyond Grass

APPALLED by the shocking vandalism suffered by Goals Beyond Grass, the Robins Trust is aiming to unite Gloucestershire’s sports clubs and meet the £12,000 repair bill.

A little over a week ago, vandals broke into the storeroom used by Goals Beyond Grass and trashed six specialist wheelchairs used by the county’s Powerchair Football team.

The specialist chairs are not only used by the charity, but for doing outstanding community work in schools, retirement homes and learning disability centres across Gloucestershire.

So, at the last monthly meeting of the Robins Trust board, it was unanimously agreed that the Trust would kick-start a fundraising bid to meet the repair bill in full.

The Robins Trust’s Fan Elected Director Dave Beesley explained: “As a board we were all absolutely appalled by the vandalism.

“One of our former Board members is closely involved with Goals Beyond Grass and we know it’s a charity that does fantastic work across Gloucestershire.

“We immediately decided that we wanted to help and are now calling on all the professional sports clubs in the county to help us match the expected £12,000 repair bill.”

Working alongside former FED Murry Toms, the Trust have initiated a Crowdfunding Campaign.

They have also put in the first £500 donation and are calling upon Gloucestershire sport to unite and follow suit.

“The Trust is going to kick-start that with £500 and we would love all of Gloucestershire’s professional sports clubs to follow our lead,” Beesley added.

“Normally all the money we make through fund-raising is invested in Cheltenham Town shares, but we all passionately felt that we should help the Gloucestershire community.

“We hope that Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers, Gloucester Rugby and Gloucestershire Cricket will at least match our donation and hopefully give more to this wonderful charity.

“Gloucestershire has some wonderful sports clubs, who do a great deal for the community and we would love to see ‘Gloucestershire United’ to help Goals Beyond Grass.”

Donations can be made at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gbg

AGM: Agenda – Thursday 18th October 2018

We are delighted to publish the agenda for our 2018 Annual General Meeting to be held on October 18 at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

At the meeting we will give you an update on an eventful year for the Trust, receive our accounts for the past 12 months and ratify our recent election process.

We recently confirmed that due to the number of available places on the board being greater than the number of applications that there would be no formal election at the AGM.
Therefore, Dave Beesley, Leo Hoenig and Nathan Mattick were duly elected to serve for another two-year term on the Trust board.

Following the business part of the evening, we are thrilled to announce that Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff and members of the Club Board will be attending an open forum.
This is the first chance for fans to meet and chat to the new manager and we hope this will prove to be a valuable exercise in bringing the club and fans closer.
The meeting and forum is open to both Trust members and non-members, although only Trust members will be allowed to speak during the formal business of the evening prior to the forum.

A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here – Robins Trust – 2018 AGM Agenda