The Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust has confirmed it will not be holding elections for positions on its board after receiving just five applicants.
Despite extending the registration process until July 4, just five of the 2,537-strong membership
submitted a statement wishing to stand as a candidate.
That figure falls short of the number required to hold an election and so the five – Ian Bridge, Mike Smith, Maggie Tetlow, Terence Rigby and Daniel Izza – have now been accepted immediately as board members, in accordance with the published model rules.
The process has been undertaken by independent bodies, Electoral Reform Services and Supporters’ Direct.
An AGM is in the pipeline but the BWFCST board have agreed to answer questions from readers of The Bolton News to address any concerns members may have about the process or the future of the trust. Source
KP why? Sluffy will be on the rampage again
Yes I know but I do want to raise two points in respect of the above article -
First it states they have just over 2,500 members
- compare that with their official tweet of 30th May, in the run up to the end of (what was thought at the time) the ST's registration deadline -
"With only one hour to go,we've just hit 350 for the weekend to take us to 3267 fully paid up members
, Don't miss out, Join now #bwfc #bwfcst".
Now that is a huge discrepancy of 730 'false' members or approximately a claim of a third more members than they actually had
(plus the membership window opened for a further month more after the 3267 fully paid up members claim was made).
Something here stinks!
My second point is why are they seeking to issue communications via their long term bum chum and self styled champion of the ST himself, Marc Iles?
My point being they have their own twitter and Facebook accounts and their own website - so why the need to 'hide' behind anyone else - Christ one of the elected Board Maggie Tetlow was even appointed on to the Steering Group originally to replace the (airbrushed out of history) Johnny Eckersley as the ST's 'marketing guru'!
Seems very much to me they've put in place a 'fire wall' in the shape of Iles to filter out all those awkward and difficult questions they clearly don't wish to answer.
Aren't these people the ones whose reason for being in setting up the ST in the first place to seek communication, openness, honesty and transparency from the club owners?
They clearly don't think to seem it applies to them as well!
What irony and double standards.