Pompey star lends support as Trust numbers grow

Joel Ward
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Joel Ward has thrown his support behind the Portsmouth Supporters’ Trust.

The Blues star is among more than 100 fresh members signed up by the group in November.

That recent leap has seen Trust numbers reach the 930 mark.

And yesterday’s bombshell over Convers Sports Initiatives’ administration is expected to prompt many more to sign up.

Ward handed over £5 to register his support on Monday.

He joins fellow Pompey player Sam Magri and local MPs Penny Mordaunt and Mike Hancock in being members.

And spokesman Scott Mclachlan is calling on others to also join.

He said: ‘We passionately believe the fans are the one constant a club can rely on.

‘The more members the Trust has the more power it holds in discussions with Pompey, and it would also have more resources to do good in the community of Portsmouth.

‘The increase in numbers during November has a lot to do with our membership secretary Steve Hatton.

‘He has put in hours and hours and hours of work contacting hundreds of ex-members to try to persuade them the Trust is worth rejoining.

‘Of course, there has been a burst in the last week following the recent events at the club.

‘But we were heading towards 100 new members anyway.

‘The circumstances at Pompey aren’t ideal at the moment and we would all prefer the club to be flourishing.

‘But if it’s not, we want as many fans to join the Trust as possible, just in case.’

The Trust bus will be in the Fratton end car park from 1.30pm on Saturday ahead of the visit of Coventry.

Alternatively, visit the Trust website at pompeytrust.com