Trust Everton > Everton First
‘Trust Everton’ is now 'Everton First'
With immediate effect, Community Football Assets Ltd, which has operated under the name ‘Trust Everton’ since it was formed in 2011, will operate under the name ‘Everton First’.
The aims and objectives of the organisation remain the same, namely to explore the feasibility of a supporters’ vehicle providing sustainable long-term funding for football club real-estate assets.
Reflecting the change, its website is now at www.evertonfirst.com and the contact e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The change was signposted by Tony I’Anson at the start of a Trust Everton organised supporters meeting on 15 November 2014 which subsequently saw the formation of a steering group to explore the formation of a conventional Supporters Direct affiliated supporters’ trust. To avoid confusion going forwards, Community Football Assets has decided to drop its use of the word ‘trust’, which in a football context has become inherently linked with Supporters Direct affiliated organisations.
Contact information for the supporters’ trust initiative will be provided in due course.
22 Novenber 2014
Trust Everton Timeline
|Everton First||New Website||22 November 2014|
|Radio Interview||BBC Merseyside||8 February 2012|
|Survey Launched||Re: Finch Farm||9 January 2012|
|Trust Update 3||Website||18 March 2011|
|Trust Update 2||Website||15 February 2011|
|Trust Update 1||Website||2 February 2011|
|Time for the Trust?||Website||28 January 2011|
|trusteverton.com||Name Registered||25 October 2010|
Everton First's Mission
The aims and objectives of Everton First are to explore the feasibility of community ownership of the football real-estate assets utilised by Everton FC.
Whether Everton First will realise its aims and objectives will depend on a number of factors. These include the development of suitable legal and financing structures, implementation of infrastructure to safely source and manage the significant funds required to make the purchase(s), and engagement with the club and its wider supporter base.