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Joint Football Club & Supporters’ Trust Statement: Community Ownership Vote Approved

By Worcester City FC

Shareholders approve community ownership change in second vote

The Football Club can confirm that at the General Meeting on 26th March 2019 the resolution to confirm that the vote from the Club AGM on 28th February 2019 to change the constitution to allow for conversion to the community ownership model has been passed by shareholders.

Collectively, the Football Club and Supporters’ Trust Boards are unanimously pleased that the resolution was passed and that the process to convert to the community ownership model can finally begin. Both Boards would also like to thank the shareholders for continuing to support the vision of a community-owned Worcester City FC in this second vote.

Chairman Steve Goode said ‘it’s a great feeling for everyone involved from the Club and Trust to finally have this confirmed after last month’s AGM. Once again, we hope that key stakeholders recognise tonight’s outcome to finally have the conversion to community ownership confirmed as signifying a break from the past to a prosperous and bright future for Worcester City FC with a brand-new outlook and approach. We know there is still a considerable amount of work ahead to get to where we want to be but we are excited by what the future could hold for this football club’

Trust Chairman and Club Director Dave Wood added ‘We’re really pleased to be in a position now where the Club and Trust can finally begin the process to become a community owned club. We’re well aware of all the fantastic clubs that have followed this path and made a real name for themselves from doing so. We want this change with its associated values to galvanise supporters and anyone with an interest to get behind the club and to send a strong message that we are determined to be a valued, positive, proactive and permanent feature of the City of Worcester.’

The Football Club and Supporters’ Trust will continue to seek the advice of Supporters Direct as we work through this process and beyond to ensure we fully capitalise on this ownership change.

Details on how shareholders can transfer their shares to the Supporters’ Trust will be released in the coming days.

We will provide updates on this process as it progresses.

The Football Club would like to sincerely thank all those who attended tonight’s meeting and those who voted by proxy. In addition, we would like to thank the Cricket Club for once again providing the venue completely free of charge.

Transparency and communication are paramount to the Club and Trust. We will provide updates on the next steps to be taken in due course.

The Football Club & Supporters’ Trust Boards

Updated 12:13 - 28 Mar 2019 by Kev Preece

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