Trust Events

Meeting with club chief executive

Earlier this month, representatives from the Trust board met with club chief executive Natalie Atkinson. The minutes from he meeting are available HERE.

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Sponsored walk

Trust in Yellow would like to thank all those who walked, contributed and supported the sponsored walk to the match at Chorley on Boxing Day.

The initiative raised £727.95 and £250.00 of the proceeds will be issued to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

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Sponsored walk to Chorley

Trust in Yellow is running a sponsored walk to the match away at Chorley on Boxing Day to raise funds and we want as many supporters to join us.

Walkers will set off from the Merseyrail Community Stadium at 7.30am before arriving at Victory Park, Chorley, in time for kick-off. The Trust will provide transport by way of return for supporters.

To sponsor the walkers, donate at or pop into the shop before the game. The Trust board will also be collecting in buckets at Chorley and a donation of the proceeds will go to a local charity.

The Trust is also giving fans the chance to predict the time it takes for the walkers to reach Chorley. To donate and enter a time, e-mail or see a Trust Board member. The closest guess will win a signed shirt donated by the club.

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1966/67 promotion-winning reunion

Players from the most successful era in Southport’s history gathered at the Atkinson Theatre on Friday with Trust in Yellow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club’s first promotion.

Half a century after the Sandgrounders won promotion from the old Fourth Division, manager Billy Bingham and his team were reunited to mark their achievements.

Players including crowd favourite Eric Redrobe, club record goalscorer Alan Spence, Alex Russell, Colin Alty and Ronnie Smith met with supporters to share their stories from a landmark season.

The evening also marked the opening of the Trust's six-week exhibition at the Atkinson with memorabilia from the club’s past, as well as a special edition real ale, Bingham's Brew, from Southport Brewery.

46 years after achieving Football League status, season 1966/67 marked the club’s first promotion to the old Third Division, finishing second behind champions Stockport County.

The campaign was part of a golden era for the club, which saw Bingham’s team reach the last 16 of the FA Cup a year earlier, before playing Everton in the third round a season later.

The full set of photographs by Julia Urwin are onine HERE.

The Trust has also produced a season summary from The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport FC, by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde, which is available HERE.

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Open meeting

Trust In Yellow are delighted that Tuesday's meeting was so well attended and also attracted so much response from other supporters who couldn't be there.

There was a clear message from the meeting that the majority of supporters felt the time had come for major changes in the way the club is run.

Over the next week The Trust Board will be organising the process of using its shareholding and those of other sympathetic supporters to make a legal request for the club to call a meeting of shareholders.

The Board will also be writing an open letter to the club outlining the points made at the meeting and investigating other suggested lines of action.

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