The Fulham Supporters’ Trust

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  1. About the Trust

  2. The Fulham Supporters' Trust began life as the Back to the Cottage campaign, formed after Fulham Football Club announced it had dropped plans to develop Craven Cottage on the lines of the planning permission received in February 2001.

  3. What began as a group of like-minded fans distributing leaflets and engaging the media to seek answers to a number of pertinent questions, soon developed into organisation campaigning under the Back to the Cottage banner. Following a well attended meeting at Hammersmith Town Hall, fans decided to establish a Supporters’ Trust, following the successful model in place at more than 100 clubs across England, Scotland and Wales.

  4. A series of meetings with local authority representatives, politicians and advice from planners, architects and business people helped the Trust put up a convincing case that, counter to the club's position, a return to Craven Cottage was not only viable, but the only way to secure Fulham's future. The campaign was helped by generous donations from Fulham fans and support from former Fulham players and coaches as well as the wider footballing community. The club announced on 3 September 2003 that they would return to Craven Cottage - and Fulham played their first competitive game back at their historic home against Bolton in August 2004.

  5. Since our return to the Cottage, the Trust has continued to have a dialogue with the club, holding regular meetings with club officials. The Trust is wholly independent of Fulham FC and was set up with the assistance of Supporters Direct, a government-funded initiative who aim to help fans “who wish to play a reasonable part in the life of the football club they support.” 

  6. The Trust have always been committed to helping to secure the long term future of the club and have focused largely on governance, supporter relations, ground development and the club's financial position. The Trust seek progress and success like every Fulham fan and remain extremely appreciative of our chairman. We are committed to working with Fulham FC, the local community, local authority and all other relevant stakeholders to ensure the long term viability of the club.


  8. The Trust would like to consult on the following draft objectives which have been ratified by the Committee:

  9. To secure the long-term future of Fulham Football Club at Craven Cottage

  10. To promote the history and heritage of Fulham Football Club and Craven Cottage

  11. To identify the issues affecting and interesting Fulham fans and the Trust membership and, if appropriate, run campaigns and ask questions of the relevant individuals and ask questions of the relevant individuals and organisations

  12. To establish the Fulham Supporters' Trust as the progressive and independent home of Fulham fans

  13. To boost our membership figures and develop an effective communication strategy with our membership via email, newsletters and the internet

  14. To publicise the Trust through the local and national media

  15. To continue to forge strong links with Fulham Football Club, the local authority and local decision makers, political figures and national supporters' bodies (such as Supporters' Direct and the Football Supporters' Federation) and take part in the appropriate campaigns for organisation.

  16. We would like to encourage all Fulham members, whether they are currently members of the Trust or not, to contribute their ideas and thoughts as we shape our campaigns for the forthcoming season. Fulham fans are invited to do this either by emailing the Trust directly on or using the form located in the 'Contact Us' section of the FST website.


  18. The current committee is as follows:

  19. Chair: Gerry Claydon

  20. Secretary: Neil Springate

  21. Treasurer: Colin Weeden

  22. Communications & Media Officer: Dan Crawford

  23. Hugh Burns


  25. Copyright © 2010, Fulham Supporters Trust. All rights reserved.

  26. Membership subscriptions for the Trust for the year 2011-12

  27. Members are again reminded that subscriptions were due on 1st. July, 2011. We would be grateful if outstanding subscriptions could be sent to the Trust’s PO Box address without delay.

  28. The Fulham Supporters' Trust: P.O. Box 63958, London, SW15 9AH

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