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    Moreton Magpie wrote:
    BDW wrote:
    212 dorset wrote:
    So the big question is..... Who is involved with the Community Trust?
    Its near enough the same people who ran the supporters trust I believe.

    I'm all for Community ownership as long as we can sustain a good level of non-league football, and not drop down the levels
    Correct, but that is not to say that those same people will run the community-owned Football Club.

    The fans, through the Trust, will elect a board of directors (that could well include Shaun as chairman, still) and they will run the club on the day to day basis.
    The Trust will not run the club. The club will be managed and run by a board of directors more than capable of running a football club.

    There's a world of difference between a community owned club and a community club. Fans do not elect a club board when the club is community owned, they elect the Trust board."
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UPDATE: Chairman set to hand Dorchester FC to trust

UPDATE: Chairman set to hand Dorchester FC to trust

UPDATE: Chairman set to hand Dorchester FC to trust

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

SHAUN Hearn is "excited" by prospect of Dorchester Town being community-run after agreeing to hand over his majority shareholding to the club’s Community Trust.

Hearn was quick to point out that the deal was not a takeover, rather a chance for people to rally round for the good of the county town side.

“I’m looking forward to it and I’m quite excited about it all,” he said today.

“I don’t want people thinking this is some sort of trust takeover.

“It’s about people sitting down and going forward for the club."

It was revealed last night that trust would be made the majority shareholder with a deal agreed in principle.

A statement released by company secretary David Martin read: “Following weeks of discussion, the board of directors of Dorchester Town Football Club Ltd, Dorchester Town Youth FC and the Dorchester Town FC Community Trust have reached an agreement in principle to join forces and for Dorchester Town FC to become a community-owned club.

“It is proposed that the majority shareholder of Dorchester Town Football Club Ltd, Shaun Hearn will transfer his shareholding to Dorchester Town FC Community Trust to be held on behalf of the community of Dorchester.

“Over the coming weeks and months all three parties will work together to develop a model which will ensure the long-term and sustainable future for the club providing football from mini soccer to the top level of non-League football in a national competition.

“It is intended to keep supporters fully informed and further statements will be made as the model develops.”

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