All posts by Mo Razzaq

AVST AGM PODCAST

The Howard Hodgson & Jonny Gould AVST Podcast, broadcast from the Holte Suite directly after the AVST AGM on Wednesday. Featuring interviews with special guests – Villa legends Brian Little & Ian Taylor as we gauge the reaction to new CEO Christian Purslow’s earlier Q & A with members.  

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CHRISTIAN PURSLOW Q&A

We were delighted to have Christian Purslow as one of our special guests for a Q&A session at our AGM on Wednesday 16th January. Here’s an overview of what he had to say when quizzed by Trust members. Q1. Can supporters be auto-enrolled as members of the Trust as part of the season ticket renewal process? A. CP was not averse to the idea and would consider the matter. However, he was not in favour of imposing membership on all supporters and also the club needs…

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AVST AGM

At the annual general meeting held on 16 January 2019, at Villa Park, Birmingham all the resolutions were duly passed.  This included a combination of ordinary and special resolutions as detailed below in the minutes. Thank you again to all those members who either attended in person or submitted their preferences in advance of the meeting. MINUTES Peter Warrilow as Chairman of the Trust welcomed the members to the AGM. He then asked the directors to introduce themselves to the members, outlining their responsibilities. The…

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AVST AGM

We look forward to welcoming you at AVST’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), at Villa Park on Wednesday 16th January. The meeting will be held in The Holte Suite. Doors will open from 6:45 pm with proceedings commencing at 7 pm. We are also pleased to announce that Christian Purslow will be in attendance for a Q&A, post-formal proceedings along with Villa legend Brian Little and other guests TBC. A reminder, that access to the AGM is for paid members. To guarantee a place join the…

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RULE CHANGES

The current rules under which Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust operates were adopted on its formation in 2001. The Trust’s directors have given thought to those rules; after much discussion, and to bring the rules in line with current practice are recommending that we adopt a model set of rules used by many Supporters Trusts of a similar size. Those rules are sponsored by Supporters Direct and approved by The Financial Conduct Authority. In short, the rules set out the constitution of the Trust and cover,…

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FANS CONSULTATION GROUP – OPERATIONAL MATTERS

Following on from the last FCG meeting, the Trust with other supporter groups met with the club again, this time to discuss operational issues with the respective department heads. Here is a summary of the matters that were discussed on 6th December. Fan Representatives Jonathan Fear            Vital Villa John Gillett                  Lions Clubs Karl Bowater              Aston Villa Supporters Trust Kris Carr                       …

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FANS MEETING WITH NEW CEO CHRISTIAN PURSLOW

AVST attended a meeting of the Fans’ Consultation Group on Tuesday 13th November. It was our first opportunity to meet new CEO Christian Purslow and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Paul Tyrrell. The FCG will be meeting the club again next month to discuss some of the operational issues with the respective department heads. Here is a summary of the matters that were discussed from our meeting a couple of weeks ago. If you have any questions that you would like to be addressed at the next meeting or…

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SIR DOUG ELLIS 1924 – 2018

On behalf of our members, we are sad to read of Sir Doug’s death. Fully committed to Aston Villa until the last and also a generous contributor to the  Trust he will be missed by all who came into contact with him. Whilst at times a divisive figure he was a great custodian of our Club. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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FCG – NEW OWNERS

Peter Warrilow and Mo Razzaq were invited to an informal Fans Consultation Group meeting last night to meet the representatives of Wes Edens and Naseef Sawaris. The intention was for them to meet supporters and to listen to their views about the club, good and bad, as well as on the workings of the FCG. As it was an introductory meeting we did not discuss anything at length but it was reassuring that they wanted to maintain a dialogue with fans and stressed the importance of…

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