Trust To Meet Supporters Direct To Discuss

Last updated : 11 January 2017 By SBT

The Sky Blue Trust are to hold an open meeting with Supporters Direct to discuss ways that supporters could be involved in buying Coventry City.

A Trust spokesman is quoted as saying: “Campaigning, involving large numbers of City fans, is producing a clamour for that to happen, which grows in strength by the day and which has received clear backing from many respected people in football.

“What can supporters do to try to bring that about? Could fans be involved in buying the Club from Sisu and seeking to reverse the appalling decline of the last nine years.

“The national organisation, Supporters Direct, has been working since 2000 to help supporters gain influence in the running and ownership of their club. The meeting will hear from representatives of Supporters Direct about the numerous examples of successful supporter ownership of clubs, both in their entirety and in partnership with wealthy investors.

“The meeting will explore how possible supporter ownership should be tackled. Supporters Direct and Trust representatives will then describe possible ways forward in Coventry involving, as necessary early steps, a process of consulting and informing Coventry supporters on the opportunities and issues involved.”

The meeting will be held at The Albany Club, in Earlsdon, from 7.30pm on Monday, January 23rd.