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Stephen Mytton – Trust Focus: Chairman

1. Who are you?

I’m 47, married to Teresa and we have two great kids (Evie age 12, and Joe age 10). I help out with a Highworth Town Juniors football team which is good fun, and I exercise quite often.

2. Whats your day job?

I’m a director of a cyber security consultancy firm.

3. How long have you been a Swindon fan?

I’ve been a Town fan for over 40 years after my Dad took me to my first game at a young age.

4. Why did you join the STFC trust board ?

I went to a Trust AGM five years ago when Andrew Black sold the club, and joined the board that night. After a whirlwind start I was appointed Chairman the following month.

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

I’m an experienced Project Manager and as such, I like to think I’m very organised. Working with the Trust this last five years has tested me in many ways, and I’ve picked up a lot of experience which definitely helps going forwards.

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

We need to get out of League 2 as quickly as possible, and if we can then settle in League One, I’d like to think the Championship is a realistic target. Lots can happen in football, you never know what’s around the corner!

7. Whats your proudest moment as a Swindon fan?

Has to be when we won promotion to the Premier League, I’m sure everybody of my age or younger thinks the same, but I also still proudly tell anyone that listens that we won the League Cup in 1969, beating Arsenal. We need more proud moments!

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

That’s a really tough one to answer, could be any number of players – probably go for Shaun Taylor, just for his blood and guts performances during my favourite era. For the Manager I think Lou Macari, he woke us from a slumber and started a great decade of football memories.

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

I want to see a full stadium, week-in, week-out – regardless of division. It might sound like madness to some, but in a town of our size it’s very possible if we continually commit to getting young families at matches for the next decade. Need players in schools every week, free tickets for families with kids under a certain age, let’s fill the Stratton bank every week and get them locked in. Every Town fan I know started from an early age, and most of them have endured and kept going through the dark times. It’s just a numbers game, and we are a big town.