West Ham supporters could get golden share

When Tracey Crouch MP published her report on the “fan led” review of football she talked about the intention to offer greater protection for fans, giving veto powers to be held by a democratic legally constituted fan groups.

That is known as a Golden Share, which is a single share with rights that benefit the holder of  the share.

So, for this purpose, a ‘Golden Share’ is simply another is likely to give supporters veto rights to prevent the change of team name, team colours, move or sale of  current stadium.

The MP, in her report, envisages that football clubs will issue this ‘Golden Share to supporters’ groups. In many cases ( this will be the club’s existing supporters’ trust which will thereby become the effective custodian of the ‘Golden Share’ and the rights attached to it.

This is the main reason West Ham United Supporters’ Association converted into a trust earlier this week to become the West Ham United Supporters’ Trust.

They are  now offering £5 membership per year for individuals or £25 per year for West Ham United official and unofficial supporters groups in the UK and Overseas, supporters running websites, podcasts, and fanzines.

Those who join will receive one share and have the ability to vote within the Trust

You can join at https://www.whust.org/membership


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter