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Robert Angus – Trust Focus: Deputy Chair

1. Who are you?

I am Rob Angus, I am 44 and live in Swindon having moved here from Plymouth when I was 4. I have followed Swindon Town since 1983 and the first game I can remember is STFC v Rochdale that year which sadly saw the end of Jimmy Allan’s career.

2. Whats your day job?

I work for Nationwide and look after the Protection, Insurance and Investments proposition for Nationwide and our members

3. How long have you been a Swindon fan?

Since 1983 so around 35 years now but the bug really hit for me with the excitement and buzz of the Macari era

4. Why did you join the STFC trust board ?

I joined the Trust board to help ensure that we protect the legacy of our football club for future generations (including my children who have both been indoctrinated as STFC fans!) and given our recent history of administrations and near liquidations I thought it was about time to be more pro-active and help ensure the long term legacy and security of our football club

5. What expertise do you bring to the Trust board?

I am an accountant and have strong business acumen and commercial skills learnt from working at Nationwide for around 23 years now

6. Whats your vision for the football team on the pitch?

To rise back up the leagues and to become a sustainable Championship team thas has realistic ambitions of flirtations with the Premier league in a way that is sustainable but also connects with the local community and area and to see many more STFC shirts worn by children around the Town, in Wiltshire and neighbouring parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

7. Whats your proudest moment as a Swindon fan?

Has to be the promotions to the top tier and the second one given the grossly unfair demotion of the few years earlier.

8. Who has been your favorite ever Swindon player and Manager?

Colin Calderwood as player given I tried to play centre back and that he helped push us up the leagues and was a great servant for the club

Lou Macari given his record of taking us up the leagues and creating such a buzz around the Town at the time

9. Whats your overall vision for Swindon Town football club?

A successful and sustainable community focused football that connects strongly with the local community and area and drives many STFC shirts worn by children around the Town, in Wiltshire and neighbouring parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.