Steelmen fans vote to set up Corby Town Supporters’ Trust

Corby Town Football Club has a new supporters’ trust after Steelmen fans voted unanimously to set one up.

More than 50 supporters voted to set up the trust at a fans’ meeting in Corby Council chambers at the Cube this evening.

Speaking after the vote organiser Robbie Dunion, 23, of Chesil Walk, Corby, said: “It’s a great turn out and the full support show everyone is behind it.

“I hope we can make a real difference going forward.”

Mr Dunion stated the trust’s aim would be to get a member on the club’s board and have more of a say in decision-making.

Set up in the wake of Rushden & Diamonds folding last year and the Poppies’ financial turmoil this season, the trust aims to work with schools, the council and local football teams to strengthen the links between the club and the community, and try to help safeguard its future.

It also hopes to make information about the club more available to fans.

The open meeting included presentations from a Supporters Direct representative and an example of an existing trust’s work from the chairman of Cambridge Fans United.

Fan George Bradshaw, 68, of Corby, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic.”

Eddie Smith, 66, of Corby, said: “I’m very pleased. It’s not before time. It sounds promising.”

For more information visit www.ctfctrust.org.uk or call Mr Dunion on 07510 701570.