Mike Saunders
Stadium & Infrastructure

A locally based registered architect, Mike was elected to the PST Board in September 2011 with a manifesto based on engaging fans input as to how Pompey can redevelop Fratton Park so it retains the key asset of being a vibrant ’proper’ football ground and doesn't become a soulless stadium. During the PST bid for the Club Mike provided professional advice on the purchase of Fratton Park, land ownership and updating the Club's general arrangement stadium survey. He was subsequently part of PFC's working group on the Tesco deal, successfully arguing for extra land to the rear of the Fratton End, engaging with the developer to ensure PFC gained as much land as possible.

Mike has also been part of PFC's project group for delivering the training ground at Roko, providing all the drawings and submitting the planning applications of which all four applications were successfully granted planning permission. He continues to be part of the project group which looks to see phase 2 of the project (aka Academy Pitches) completed in the summer of 2016.

Mike has now turned his attention to what the future holds for Fratton Park and will be the PST representative on PFC's working group to form the strategic plan for the stadium issue. As such he will also be chairing a PST led supporters working group to discuss the stadium issue from the perspective of what the fans would like to see and will ensure that fans input is fed back to PFC's working group and thus supporters will have a loud voice in developing Portsmouth Football Club's future strategy for the stadium issue.

michael.saunders@pompeytrust.com

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