New Year message from Trust chair Tim Hartley

What a great season we have had on the football field.  We have a much strengthened squad, the football has been excellent and with the results so far we must hope we can make it to the Premiership with automatic promotion. Come on the City!

The Trust has reached two massive milestones this season. Following a monumental effort by you the fans, the Fred Keenor statue has at last been unveiled. What an achievement. Well done to all those who worked so hard to realise the dream. The Memorial Garden has also been laid out, Fred Keenor’s original headstone has been re-dedicated at the rose garden and we now have a place for us to remember loved ones who have sadly passed away.

We have contributed to the national debate on football governance offering evidence to the parliamentary inquiry and we have promoted supporter involvement in football through our links with Supporters Direct, the other Championship club trusts and the Football Supporters’ Federation. The Trust has also engaged with a range of individuals and groups in and around Cardiff this year to help bring the club and the community it serves closer together.

Looking forward we will again be asking fans what they want from the club and, of course, what you want from the Trust itself. Look out for our survey in the New Year. Remember, it is your Trust, so please get involved and let us know what you want.

On February 13 we are holding another members’ evening at the Cardiff City Stadium with players from the promotion winning team of the 1982-83 season so make a  firmdate in your diary now. It will be a great night and we’d be delighted to see you there.

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chi gyd: Happy New Year to all Trust members