A Word From Trust Chair Keith Morgan

Keith Morgan, Trust Chair

As the new 2023-24 season is nearly upon us just a quick word from me.

Firstly, many thanks to all our members for your continued support for the Trust board and all we attempt to do on your behalf. It is much appreciated. The more members we have, the greater our voice in club and general football matters. We would ask members to encourage their friends and relatives to join us.

Our involvement in matters such as the recent Government White Paper has helped lead to big changes in the way clubs will be required to liaise and consult with their fanbases.

Therefore, in order to best implement and push through those changes, we are always looking for new members to join the Trust board. Please email us or call into the Trust office, near Gate 5, on match days if you would be interested in this.

Through the summer break, the Trust has remained busy with involvement in ongoing projects, such as the Memorial Garden and the Disabled Supporters’ Room at the ground, plus the Cardiff City Academy building in Llanrumney.  In addition, there is ongoing dialogue relating to the formation of a Fans Advisory Board at the club giving fans a far greater voice in club decisions impacting on them.

In football terms on and off the field, we have seen a number of major changes in recent months with a new manager in Erol Bulut and some new player signings, including of course, Aaron Ramsey, despite the club being under an EFL restriction that prevents it from paying permanent or loan transfer fees for players until January 2024.

When I was writing this article, it was great to hear that Josh Bowler had been signed on loan from Nottingham Forest for the Championship campaign.

An agreement with FC Nantes regarding the Emiliano Sala transfer was also completed to avoid a repeat of sanctions in the future.

As fans, all we can contribute is our ongoing support for the team and the manager even if and when results do not go to plan as it may take a short time for the new-look team to gel together.

Personally, I can’t wait to get back to my seat in the ground with my mates and cheer on the team. Let’s hope we have a great season ahead.

Keith Morgan, Chair