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MK Dons latest club to adopt supporters’ board model

League One side MK Dons are the latest to create a shadow supporters’ board which they say will provide “transparent and independent dialogue” with the club.

The new group will meet at least four times a year and consists of two representatives from the MK Dons Supporters’ Association (MKDSA), one member of Dons Action and two members of staff from Stadium MK.

Andy Gibb, MK Dons’ group sales and marketing director, said: “The supporters’ noard, which includes representatives from our two official supporters’ organisations, is still very much in its early stages and we are looking forward to seeing how the Board works in practice, and what improvements we can make by working together.”

Nine other supporter representatives will make up the 2022-23 supporters’ board. The club say the main purpose of the board is to provide an open, transparent and independent dialogue with the club and its supporters on all club issues and supporters’ match day experience.

Every meeting will be confidential, but meeting minutes covering non-confidential matters will be published online.

MKDSA’s Jim Mann, who chairs the board, said: “I was delighted to see that in addition to the representatives from our two supporters’ groups there were an additional 100 applicants from our supporter base who applied to have a place on the board.

“After a rigorous interview process we now have a board of highly skilled individuals who have come together with the joint objective of working with the club to improve the supporter experience and provide a sounding board for the club on its future plans.

“We all look forward to laying the foundations of this new initiative and creating a strong and lasting relationship with the club to ensure that the supporters’ have a voice in all important decisions.”

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

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