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Celebrating fan power

15 April 2015

A nationwide campaign run by Supporters Direct

AFC Wimbledon players will be wearing T-shirts before Saturday’s game against Wycombe Wanderers to show the club’s backing for Supporter Ownership Week.

A week of celebrating all that is good about fans owned clubs has been organised by Supporters Direct (SD) and it concludes on the day when Wimbledon host promotion-chasers Wycombe.

As part of this, players will be wearing T-shirts with the message "Supporters Ownership Week" during the pre-match warm-up.

  for details of how to join.Dons TrustOf course, both clubs are owned by supporters. Becoming a Dons Trust member brings a host of benefits and the recent SGM allowed fans to have their say on the club’s New Stadium project. Click on 

Supporter Ownership Week is a nationwide campaign celebrating ownership of football and Rugby League clubs by their supporters and their communities.

  for more information.Fan PowerA crowdfunding campaign is already running alongside the campaign, where you can donate to raise money for SD to provide more support for supporter ownership in the future. Click on  

  so that you can watch a match at your local supporter owned club.Matchfinder ServiceAround 60 matches involving supporter-owned clubs will be staged during the week, almost every supporter-owned club being in action. SD has created a special 

  will partner with SD to chart match day experiences at all 40 supporter owned clubs; stitching them together to make the largest attempted supporter sourced video ever seen, to showcase what makes match day at a supporter owned club so special.FanFootage

During this week there will also be a series of other events across the country and online, including:

* ‘Unsung Heroes’ will celebrate the work of volunteers at supporter owned clubs. Clubs will be asked to nominate a volunteer at their club who they think deserves special recognition, to showcase to the public those people that make supporter ownership just that little bit special.

* A series of online Q&A’s with industry experts, including; Julian Tagg (Chief Executive, Exeter City FC), Spencer Harris (Director, Wrexham FC) and Gareth Evans (Marketing & Media Director, Hunslet Hawks)

.Fans Ownership Further information can be found on the Crowdfunder website by clicking on 

 . , on twitter at @suppdirect, or on Facebook via  SD websiteKeep an eye on the  Use the Hashtag #SOW15 #Ours.

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