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Board Elections

27th October 2021

Board Elections

We are now inviting nominations for members to join the board; the formal 14 day nomination period runs from 27 October until 10 November. In this election we are looking to elect up to five board members, for terms of up to 3 years.

The current board is made up of 12 volunteer members who each take responsibility for specific areas of Trust activity. Four elected board members – Ian Clarke, Chris Gilbertson, Sue Couch and Owen Smith – are at the and of their current terms and are entitled to stand again if they so choose. A fifth elected board member, Derek Brewer, has decided to step down a year early on health grounds.

In normal times, we hold a face to face evening board meeting once per month and we also meet the Club monthly at Motspur Park usually on a Monday lunchtime. During the current pandemic, video conference calls are being held to replace both of these face to face meetings.

Although our meeting with Fulham is often the most visible part of our work, we undertake a wide variety of other activities on behalf of Fulham supporters and are also members of the Metropolitan Police Independent Advisory Group and affiliated to the Football Supporters’ Association (the national umbrella body for Trusts). You can read about the full range of activity undertaken by the Trust board on our web site.

We are looking for members from across our fanbase with the time, skills, enthusiasm and ideas to join the board and take responsibility for some of our growing range of activities; we would particularly encourage those with expertise in design, video or co-ordinating events to get involved, but most important is your commitment to helping build the supporter voice at Fulham.

We would also like to see our board become more representative of the diverse nature of our fanbase, so we hope that you will consider either putting yourself forward or encouraging others you know as there is much to do. You can read full details of the process below.

Thank you again for your membership and support of the Trust.

Yours, on behalf of the current FST Board

Tom Greatrex

Election process and rules

The election will be held in accordance with the election rules and the process will be overseen by an Independent Scrutineer, Jonathan Cope, who is a Trust member but is neither a candidate nor nominating or seconding a candidate.

To be eligible to stand for election, the only requirements are that

  • you are a paid-up Trust member as at 1 October 2021
  • you are nominated and seconded by paid-up Trust members as at 1 October 2021.

Information required

You will need to supply contact information for yourself and those nominating and seconding you and a 200 word election statement that will be sent out with the electronic voting forms if there are more nominations than places available for election. The election statements of all successful candidates will be made available at the conclusion of the process.

Please supply the following information by email to the Independent Scrutineer by Wednesday 10 November 2021 using the following email address


  • Name
  • email address
  • Telephone
  • Social media

Proposed by

  • Member name
  • email address
  • Telephone

Seconded by

  • Member name
  • email address
  • Telephone


  • A maximum of 200 words to support your candidacy. Any additional words will be truncated.

Election timetable


  • Wednesday 27 October 2021 – Nominations open
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021 – Nominations close

If no ballot required

  • Thursday 11 November 2021 – Announcement of new board at AGM

If ballot required

  • Thursday 11 November 2021 – Announcement of ballot at AGM
  • Saturday 13 November 2021 – Electronic ballot and candidate statements circulated to Trust members
  • Saturday 27 November 2021 – Close of voting
  • Monday 29 November 2021 – Announcement of election results
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