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Community Ownership / Re: Work in progress!
« Last post by Andy Roberts on Today at 01:19:29 pm »
The Trust has had several interesting and illuminating conversations with football clubs in England and Scotland who are exploring community ownership and other community initiatives.
Our relationship with Exeter City, 100 per cent fan owned, has been well documented. We have also had good conversations with Hearts north of the border, where they have an infrastructure foundation supporting development at Tynecastle Park, and AFC Wimbledon whose fans and backers have raised a phenomenal amount of money in support of their club in a very short time.

Last week I had a chat with Douglas Dickie at Motherwell, who outlined the challenges his club faces against the two Glasgow giants nearby and explained the methodology behind the Well Society helping to sustain top-flight football at Fir Park.

The Motherwell and Exeter models are two which we are following closely as we explore potential future community ownership at Northampton Town. As we have made clear in the past, community ownership is not without its challenges - not least financial - and there will be many whose minds will be closed to the concept, believing that only a big money backer can realistically prop up any basket case football club.

But the Trust is there to protect and sustain a progressive, community-based professional football club in Northampton and, to that end, I think it is vital we explore all avenues to that end and not close or minds or put the subject in the 'too difficult' box.

In light of the problems faced this season by Bury, Bolton, Macclesfield and, potentially, many other clubs in the Football League, it is perfectly conceivable that the EFL will seek all its clubs to be constituted along community ownership lines in the future.

We have flirted with oblivion at Northampton Town too often in the past and we need to be as ready as we can be for all eventualities. We need to be working hard to protect the club in good times not just when the going gets rough. We are doing just that.

This forum will keep you updated as to our progress on our community ownership journey. We would love your feedback, as long as it is properly attributed and constructive.

The Trust is for life, not just for crisis!
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NTFC Development / FoI request
« Last post by Trust on February 10, 2020, 04:22:34 pm »
A news update around Sixfields development, or the apparent lack of it, appears on our news page today.
The information has been produced on the back of two Freedom of Information requests made by the Trust to Northampton Borough Council last year.
It was necessary to go down this route in light of a complete vacuum of information in respect of completion of the east stand at the stadium and wider Sixfields development.
If you have any questions please ask them on this forum and we will answer them as fully and as promptly as possible so that all supporters can be updated. Thanks.
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Membership / Interested in becoming a Trust member?
« Last post by Trust on February 03, 2020, 02:22:35 pm »
Interested in becoming a Trust member? If you have any questions please post them here and we will answer you as quickly as possible. Thank you.
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Community Ownership / Work in progress!
« Last post by Trust on February 03, 2020, 02:20:30 pm »
Our position statement regarding our exploration of a potential future community ownership model for Northampton Town FC can be found on the website. We would welcome your views but please keep posts civil and constructive. Many thanks!
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NTFC Development / Welcome
« Last post by Trust on February 03, 2020, 02:17:14 pm »
Welcome to NTFC Trust's forum.

Please keep posts civil and constructive, any questions to the Trust will be answered as swiftly as possible.

The Trust has received information about the development status at Sixfields following a Freedom of Information request to Northampton Borough Council and an update will be posted on our news pages following a board meeting later this week.
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Cobblers Travel / Walsall - Saturday 15th February 2020
« Last post by Roger Averill on February 02, 2020, 08:06:03 pm »
Details for the match at the Bescot Stadium are as follows
 
10.10 Blackthorn
10.15 Weston Favell                                                 
10.20 Trumpet
10.25 County Tavern
10.30 White Elephant
10.35 C ock Hotel
10.40 Kings Heath / Bants Lane
10.45 Sixfields (Opp KFC)                                         
The cost is 15 for Adults, 10 for accompanied U16's
The lunch time stop is in Sutton Coldfield
To book please ring Jim on 07840 355864 between 09.00 - 21.00 (Text accepted 24/7)
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Cobblers Travel / Cheltenham Town - Tuesday 25th February 2020
« Last post by Roger Averill on February 02, 2020, 08:04:13 pm »
Details for the match at Whaddon Road are as follows
14.55 Blackthorn
15.00 Weston Favell
15.05 Trumpet
15.10 County Tavern
15.15 White Elephant
15.20 C ock Hotel
15,25 Kings Heath / Bants Lane
15.30 Sixfields (Opp KFC)
The cost is 15 for Adults, 10 for accompanied U16's
The late afternoon stop is in Evesham
To book please ring Jim on 07840 355864 between 09.00 - 21.00 (Text accepted 24/7)
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Cobblers Travel / Grimsby Town - Saturday 29th February 2020
« Last post by Roger Averill on February 02, 2020, 08:02:44 pm »
Details for the match at Blundell Park are as follows
 
08.55 Blackthorn
09.00 Weston Favell                                                 
09.05 Trumpet
09.10 County Tavern
09.15 White Elephant
09.20 C ock Hotel
09.25 Kings Heath / Bants Lane
09.30 Sixfields (Opp KFC)                                         
The cost is 20 for Adults, 15 for accompanied U16's
The lunch time stop is in Louth
To book please ring Jim on 07840 355864 between 09.00 - 21.00 (Text accepted 24/7)
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