This is the first step in owning your own football club.
What do you mean I can own my own football club? What does owning a football club involve? What do I get out of owning my own football club? All these are common questions that we hear all the time. Below is everything you need to know about becoming an owner of Merthyr Town Football Club.
What is fan ownership?
Most football clubs up and down the country are privately owned organisations with wealthy investors plugging large funding holes with their own cash. As Merthyr Town FC found out in 2009, and what many other football clubs are discovering recently, no matter how big they are this is an unsustainable business model that has unfortunately seen the liquidation of some clubs.
In 2009, liquidation become a harsh reality for Merthyr Town FC. until a local groups of fans, transformed the club into a Community Benefit Society, thereby allowing fans of the club to become owners themselves. We believe that thousands of fans owning an equal share is more sustainable, not to mention appropriate, way of doing things.
Click here to view the Merthyr Town FC Constitution.
How much does a share cost?
You can become a joint owner of Merthyr Town FC for as little as £20 per season. The 2016/2017 season will continue with our tired membership which gives you more for your money and sees you support the club financially. These prices can be found by clicking here.
What do I get?
For £20 you get the following:
- The right to vote and stand for the Board of Merthyr Town Football Club.
- A Merthyr Town FC Ownership card
- A Merthyr Town FC Loyalty card (A discount on products behind the bar in Webley's & Romans)
Click here to view what you get for the higher tier memberships.
Can I buy more than one share?
No one can own more than one share in Merthyr Town FC, regardless of how much money they put into the club.
This is to protect the club from being bought by one immoral owner, who doesn't have the club's best interests at heart.
However, you are welcome to buy a share for someone else too; a friend, a family member or even a child (although they won’t have voting rights until they are 16). Just fill in the ownership booklet with whatever name you want to be listed as the shareholder.
Any ownership option that you buy will be valid up until 31st July 2017.
Heard enough and want to own your own Football Club? Simply click here, fill in the booklet and send it back to us.