Boardroom plan for Kilmarnock supporters group

April 18, 2017 by  

A supporters group for football team Kilmarnock FC has announced an ambitious new plan that could potentially see someone elected by the fans added to the board of directors at the club.

Although its official title is the Kilmarnock Supporters Society, this group is known to most people in the town by the name the Killie Trust. For its plan to come to fruition, the group will need to raise the sum of £100,000, which would then be used to acquire shares in the club that are currently unallocated.

The existing board of directors came to an agreement with the group during 2016 that every attempt would be made to bring about greater boardroom level representation for the supporters.

The fundraising campaign – entitled Trust in Killie – is being launched this month, before one of the club’s fixtures in the Scottish Premier League and Jim Thomson, the chairman of the Killie Trust, told the Daily Record that:

“This is an historic opportunity to affect meaningful change in the club we all love and care passionately about, to re-energise the supporter community, and to safeguard the future of the oldest professional club in Scotland.”

Football clubs that are based within the local area often make use of print companies to provide them with essential items such as match-day tickets and branded stationery.