PRESS RELEASE FROM TRUSTSTFC – Swindon Town FC Cease all Communications with TrustSTFC
APRIL 14TH 2021
SWINDON TOWN CEASE ALL COMMUNICATIONS WITH TRUSTSTFC
TrustSTFC were today informed by Steve Anderson, CEO of Swindon Town FC, that the football club are to stop all formal communications with the Trust.
On being made aware of current chairman Lee Power preparing an application to enable placing the club into administration, the Trust decided to put on record for the courts that there is a viable alternative to the current ownership of Lee Power and that it is supportive of Clem Morfuni’s response to our open letter and his commitment to provide the plans, vision and commitment to openness and transparency that the Trust has been asking for. The Trust provided a witness statement via the Axis legal team regarding the viable alternative to the current regime running STFC.
Following our positive support for Clem Morfuni at today’s hearing in respect of Lee Power’s application to put the club into administration or sell to “Able” (a company we still know nothing about or have not heard anything from) we have been informed by the current management of STFC that they will no longer have any communication with TrustSTFC.
After weeks of public silence from the club, punctuated by multiple futile private communications between Mr Anderson and the Trust, we are now left with no official comment re the critical issues the club is facing, both in terms of its financial viability and its future prosperity. It also leaves the community at a loss regarding more day-to-day issues that impact fans, such as the situation regarding season tickets for this season and next.
We have regularly encouraged the current management of STFC to respond to our open letter and provide financial transparency to the Trust and the wider supporter base but to date this has been ignored.
The Trust are obviously extremely disappointed but not surprised that all formal channels of communication with the current ownership of Swindon Town are now closed to us.
TrustSTFC has always been and remains owner-agnostic provided that the owners are working for the long-term best interests of STFC, its supporters and the local community.