Friday, 27 April 2012

Chelsea FC Supporters Trust – Draft Mission Statement etc.

(It is worth stressing that this is an initial draft and will need discussion and review)
Chelsea FC Supporters Trust – Draft Mission Statement etc.

Mission Statement
To secure and optimise fan influence and representation within Chelsea Football club for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders

Who We Are
The Chelsea Trust is :-

·         A non-profit making Supporters Trust, with membership open to all Chelsea Football Club supporters worldwide

·         Wholly independent of Chelsea Football Club

·         Run on a democratic one man, one vote principle

·         Committed to proactive and mutually beneficial dialogue with the club and other stakeholders

Our Aims
The Chelsea Trust aims to :-

·         Encourage the board of Chelsea Football Club to take into account the interests of supporters and the local community when making decisions that impact upon them

·         To actively and professionally engage with all relevant stakeholders – including club, local community, local council, media, other supporters groups – on matters of interest and concern to Chelsea supporters

·         Act as an effective means of communication between club and supporters

·         Build on the work done by the Fans Forum in enabling issues of concern with supporters to be raised with the club

·         Work in partnership with existing supporters groups, websites, fanzines etc without detracting from their independence

Short Term Objectives
      ·         Hold a public meeting early in 2012/3 season and look to optimise membership

·         Agree a constitution

·         Elect a board

·         Start dialogue with club officials and other stakeholders

·         Create an effective membership communications platform

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