Board Members

Tim Hartley

At present I am vice-chairman of Supporters’ Direct which is the umbrella body for supporters’ trusts in Europe. It is in this capacity that I feel that I can offer most to our Trust; both by keeping Trust Board members up to date with developments on the football governance front and by enabling our Trust to have a voice on matters of importance to all trusts.

I am still fully committed to what I consider to be the four main aims of the Trust.

These aims are:

  • To represent the views of our members and to ensure effective dialogue between them and Cardiff City AFC;
  • To increase supporters’ influence and to campaign for supporter representation on the Club board;
  • To help strengthen the links, understanding and cooperation between the Club, its supporters and the community it serves;
  • To work with stake-holders, opinion-formers, other supporters’ bodies and organisations so that the Trust is known as a positive, inclusive and representative group.

The main challenges I see that lie ahead are 1] to increase the membership of the Trust and 2] to improve the way that we communicate generally and with our membership in particular. This is where I think that, in the coming year, our time and effort should be focussed.

Working closely with other groups the Trust has had its successes. Think of the campaign to return to blue colours, a fairer pricing policy, the Memorial Garden and the Fred Keenor Statue. The Trust has also staged many successful social events both at the Stadium and in the fans’ communities With your support, I look forward to the continuation of this level of activity.

Clive Harry

My first City game was a 3-2 home win over Derby County in the winter of 1957 possibly proving that Derby’s 2018 dislike of cold weather is not a recent occurrence.

Since then I have been present at most of the memorable occasions in the club’s history including the promotion winning Aston Villa game on 1960, ECWC games such as Real Zaragoza and Real Madrid, promotions and Wembley appearances as well as the heartache of relegations.

I also spent a year as a Press Officer/Director of another club which gave me the highs of involvement in European football on more than one occasion as well as the lows of insolvency. Such experiences have given me some knowledge of the problems of football administration which, hopefully, can prove of assistance to the Trust.

Like many other supporters I became somewhat disillusioned with the running of the club around the time of the change of shirt colour and felt that decisions were being made in isolation from supporters without any real understanding of the consequences.

Fortunately such relations have improved since the return to blue but the Trust still has an important role to play in strategic club matters such as governance, financial matter such as debt to equity as well as representing members’ views.

My role within the Trust is that of membership secretary.

Kieran Jones

kieran-jonesWho are you?

Kieran Jones, member number 608

Where do you live?

Trowbridge, Cardiff

What do you do for a living?

Project Manager ICT Consultant.

Why did you join the Trust?

I joined the Trust in August 2009, when it was first formed; I wanted to support the Trust that had the fan’s interests first.

Why would you encourage fans to join the Trust?

The Trust is a recognised voice of the Cardiff fans, giving an opportunity to engage with the club.

Why did you seek election to the Trust Board?

I believed I could be an asset to the Trust and increase the communication between the club, the Trust, fans and other supporters clubs.

What is your aim for the Trust over the next 12 months?

Communication.

  • FANS: We have to engage with the fan base better, to many times we have had missed opportunities. Better communication will lead to more membership.
  • CLUB: Since my involvement in 2014 we have increased our meetings with CCFC, we are engaging at all levels better. With the appointment of a new Fan Liaison Officer Amy McDonald there is now another path of communication we have between the club and the fan base. It is important that the club know the Trust’s aims and objectives so they can appreciate our stance when things come between us.

A Stronger Voice.  We have to engage and work with local communities better, working alongside other organisations whilst promoting the Trust. If we can show Board members of CCFC what we are doing and are transparent at all levels a greater trust between all can be had and we will then be listened to.

How long have you supported Cardiff City?

My first game was 1974, a young 9 year old thrust into CCFC life, it was mesmerising. I became hooked.

What was your favourite City match?

The FA Cup game at Ninian park v Leeds Utd, the atmosphere was unbelievable, in my opinion the best ever at Ninian park, it became even better when Scott Young scored the winner!

Who is your favourite City player?

Graham Kavanagh

Jon Day

Who are you? Jonathan Day

Where do you live? Cardiff

What do you do for a living? Local Government worker.

Why did you join the Trust?

I joined the Trust simply because I think it’s important that as supporters we have a unified voice. The relationship between the club and its fans isn’t just that of a business and its customers, and through the Trust we can provide a bigger voice for fans.

Why would you encourage fans to join the Trust?

The more fans that join the louder our voice. Also the more fans that join the Trust the more representative we are of our supporters.

Why did you seek election to the Trust Board?

Just so that I could contribute as a fan and do what I can to help the Trust grow.

What is your aim for the Trust over the next 12 months? 

To continue to grow our membership, and to work more with our members to get a better understanding of what things they would like the Trust to be doing for them.

How long have you supported City? 19 Years

What was your favourite City match? The Man City FA Cup game in 1994.

Who is your favourite City player/s? Jason Fowler and Peter Whittingham, both of them have showed us world class football moments on our doorstep.

Keith Morgan

Who are you? Keith Morgan

Where do you live? Cardiff

What do you do for a living? Chartered Accountant

Why did you join the Trust? To give a voice to the “quiet fan” whose views and opinions might otherwise not be heard as an individual.

Why would you encourage fans to join the Trust? So that they may belong to a sensible, democratic organisation, properly constituted and controlled and whose rules enable them to represent fans of the club without any hidden or personal agendas.

Why did you seek election to the Trust Board? So that I could assist the Trust as best I could by contributing whatever skills and experience I have in its decision making.

What is your aim for the Trust over the next 12 months? To help raise the profile of the Trust and communicate better to its members and potential new members its aims and benefits.

How long have you supported City? Since 1962 (so missed out on the club`s most recent season playing in the top flight by 1 year!!)

What was your favourite City match? Probably the victory over Real Madrid.

Who is your favourite City player/s? Current favourite Kevin McNaughton. All time favourite Ian Gibson.

 

David Craig

Who are you? David Craig

Where do you live? Penarth

What do you do for a living? I am retired but have worked as a schoolteacher and more recently as a local government officer.

Why did you join the Trust? I wanted to be part of a democratic and genuinely representative body working in the best interests of fans.

Why would you encourage fans to join the Trust? I would encourage fans to join the Trust because I believe that because of its democratic and representative credentials the Trust is best placed to put the fans’ case to Cardiff City FC.

Why did you seek election to the Trust Board? I wanted to put the skills and experience I have to good use in the interest of the fans.

What is your aim for the Trust over the next 12 months? I would like the Trust to continue to play an effective part in the process set up by the UK Government to look into the way in which football is organised and developed.

How long have you supported City? Since 1956(I think!).

What was your favourite City match? When City beat Spurs 3- 2 in a First Division match at Ninian Park and Derek Tapscott scored the winner…can’t remember the date.

Who is your favourite City player/s? If we are talking about present players then it is Peter Whittingham….if we are talking about the past then it was Danny Malloy.