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Stuart Woollard

1.Who are you?

I am Stuart, I live in Wroughton with my wife Kate and 3 step kids Jay, Ryan & Pippa. I love to travel, I’ve been all over the world and in my spare time I play golf, go to the gym and play poker unsuccessfully.

2. What’s your day job?

I’m a Senior Risk Manager at Nationwide Building Society

3. How long have you been a Swindon fan?

As long as I can remember, my Dad used to take me as a kid, I don’t remember much about my first game other than I was stood on the Bank and I think Paul Rideout was playing!

4. Why did you join the STFC trust board ?

I joined to try and help secure the long-term future of the club and to give something back.

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

After 20 years of working in the corporate world I’ve developed good leadership, mediation & project management skills and become a good organizer.   

6. What’s your vision for the football team on the pitch?

The Premier League would be nice however, in my experience it’s better to be in a lower league and winning every week!  If we can get to the Championship, be competitive and play good football that would be amazing. 

7. What’s your proudest moment as a Swindon fan?

The play-off wins against Gillingham and Sunderland come close, but it has to be the final against Leicester.  The best match I’ve ever seen and the night out in Old Town later wasn’t bad either! 

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

Tricky one, Chris Kamara, David Kerslake, Jon Gittens and Mickey Hazard were all favourites of mine but I’d have to go for Colin Calderwood, unbelievable defender who went through the leagues with us and even scored from the half way line! For manager I’ve gone with Glenn Hoddle, I know he left under a cloud but in my opinion we played the best football I’ve ever seen whilst he was at the club.   

9. What’s your overall vision for Swindon Town football club?

Put simply I’d love to see us playing in front of big crowds every week, in a modern County Ground with a great atmosphere. Oh and winning the Champions League!