Trust Stalwart Steps Down As Vice Chair

Trust board members David Craig and Mike Spear

David Craig, one of the longest serving members of the board of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust, has announced he is stepping down ahead of next month’s annual general meeting.

David Craig, who has been a board member for 14 years, spearheaded the campaign as project manager, to raise more than £85,000 to erect a statue in honour of Cardiff City’s FA Cup-winning captain, Fred Keenor.

The Keenor statue was erected just over 10 years ago and is now a focal point of the Cardiff City Stadium.

David Craig, who lives in Penarth, has also played a key role in the Trust’s campaign to support foodbanks. The 4th collection was held on Easter Monday and another is planned before Christmas, 2023. He also served for eight years as minutes secretary.

Keenor fundraising chief David Craig (centre) is pictured with supporter Mike Inker and Graham Keenor at the handing over of £1,000 cheque for the appeal from the Trust

David Craig and Curtis Nelson

David Craig said: “After 14 years on the board, I think it is the right time to step down but I will, of course, as a Trust member continue to support future initiatives.

“I’m particularly proud of how everyone pulled together to raise a huge amount of money for the statue appeal during a period of economic crisis and how the Trust is supporting those now struggling to afford to eat and heat their homes by holding collections for local foodbanks.”

Chairman Keith Morgan said: “I would like to pay tribute to the commitment and sheer hard work of David on behalf of the Trust. Much of his work has been done behind the scenes and he has been a key member of the board. We will miss his input but know he will continue to support our work as a voice for fans.”