Record transfer spend, but what about supporters?

A joint statement from Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace Supporter Trusts: Pop open the champagne corks. Ring the Guinness Book of Records. It’s another record breaking achievement for the Premier League. No wonder it’s celebrated with such fervour. £835 million spent in a single transfer window. Doesn’t it leave with you with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside? Oh wait, what? It doesn’t? You mean you won’t be celebrating? You don’t get a trophy for this? But why is everyone…

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AVST Announcement on the Appointment of Tom Fox as Villa CEO

The Aston Villa Supporters Trust welcomes today’s appointment of Tom Fox as the new Chief Executive.  He brings with him an impressive CV and we are pleased at the energy and know-how, that he will bring to the post. The AVST will of course seek an early meeting with Mr Fox to discuss his plans for the club in the short and mid-terms. We feel it is important that the club has stability in these uncertain times whilst the chairman continues his search for a…

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AVST Join Parliamentary Debate on Empowering Fans and Football Governance

At the start of July the AVST was invited  along with other club supporters trusts and groups to meet the Shadow Minister for Sport, Clive Efford MP at Parliament. Essentially it was a brainstorming session to access the changes needed to help increase supporter involvement in the governance of their clubs and to safeguard supporter interests in the club. The meeting would “help formulate Labour’s policies ahead of the 2015 Election”. The agenda was as follows: 1. Fan Groups and Football Authorities a) Transparency b)…

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FSF Diversity fund

Fund Available for Villa Fans Who Want to Promote Diversity

The AVST wanted all Aston Villa fans to be aware that there is a ‘Fans for Diversity Fund’ available if any fans have any ideas to prompt diversity at Villa Park. The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Kick it out have teamed up to work on the FSF’s new fans for diversity campaign. The campaign will work with all aspects of diversity not only to highlight the many challenges but also to celebrate how football brings people together. The campaign will give fans an opportunity…

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