Fans urged to stand for Trust elections

Bob Beech of SOS Pompey
Bob Beech of SOS Pompey
Pompey's Brett Pitman scores a penalty in the Blues' 1-1 draw against Walsall at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South.

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Fans are being urged to put themselves forward to run in the Pompey Supporters’ Trust elections.

Supporters have until July 14 to submit nominations to sit on the board.

There are seven places open, with only three of the current board seeking re-election.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a 400-word manifesto.

This will be published on the Trust website and in the media, as well as being sent to every member.

Voting papers will be sent out to members by July 31, with voting closing on August 14.

However, to qualify to vote or nominate you must be a member before July 10.

All manifestos must be sent with full contact details by either e-mail to elections@pompeytrust.com or posted to PO Box 88, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3PH.

Meanwhile, SOS Pompey have announced they have disbanded.

The fans’ protest group reformed almost two years ago with the main focus on gaining transparency regarding the Blues’ ownership. During their time, they organised the protest march in February 2010 and also gained access to the top men at the Premier League, helping shape the new fit and proper persons test.

Now, following the arrival of CSI as owners, they have decided to fold.

A statement read: ‘With the new owners in place, SOS believe the time is right for us to step down in the hope that the ownership run the club the way it should be.

‘We are rightly proud of our efforts and also that one of our members (Bob Beech) has gone on to be one of the main instigators in the new Fans’ Conference.

‘SOS Pompey looks forward to an extended period of stability and financial sense.’