Tony Foot has stepped down from his role as Secretary of the PST.
Tony, who had been involved with the PST since its conception 5 years ago was an instrumental figure in all aspects of the PST from day 1, and the board would like to put on record our sincere thanks for his contribution over the last 5 years.
Jo Collins who served on the PST board alongside Tony said “In my time as the acting and then elected Chair of PST, Tony oversaw the establishment of the PST as a bona fide organisation dealing with the immense amount of administration required by the appropriate authorities to enable PST to set itself up as the eventual significant shareholder in Portsmouth Football Club”
“Without his contribution none of what has been achieved would have been possible. PST, the fans and those now charged with running PCFC owe so much to his ceaseless efforts”
Ashley Brown, Chairman of the PST added – “Tony worked tirelessly for the PST from day 1 and we are all very grateful for his efforts. Like us all, Tony worked as a volunteer for the PST but dedicated a huge amount of his time to our cause – much of which would have gone unnoticed to our members. Tony stepping down was entirely his own decision and we wish him well”.
Tony Foot said “I am immensely proud of what Portsmouth Supporters Trust has achieved since the idea of its inception in August 2009 in Guimaraes and to have been invited to be a part of an epic journey. Not the least of its achievements has been bringing together the various fans organisations into a coherent body, able to fight passionately to save this Football Club and purchase it and Fratton Park.
Now is the time for the Trust to evolve into a more professional partner and to promote not only its ideals of fan ownership but also facilitate major investment in the Club. I have reached the end of what I can do in the role of secretary and I sincerely hope my successor will oversee the Trust in achieving the same progress in the next five years.
I do commend to every Pompey fan to join the Trust. It only costs £5 a year and you will become part of the revolution that the Premier League has not even realised is happening (Swansea excepted)".
Dr Mark Farwell who was elected to our board in 2013, was unanimously voted in as our new Secretary at a board meeting this week, and starts in his role with immediate effect.