The Trust meets most months in central London. All members are welcome to attend and participate in discussions about our activities and future plans. Meetings last for approximately ninety minutes. There are refreshments available and usually some willing company for a trip to the pub. Please make sure you are receiving our newsletter updates or check the website for the dates of meetings.
Previous: AST AGM at 6.30pm on Mon 27 Feb - followed by discussion on role of on-line & social media
Monday 27th February 2017 - 18:30
The next AST meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 27 February. The meeting will be held at the offices of Nabarro located at 125 London Wall London EC2Y 5AL - map location here. All members are welcome.
The meeting will include the AST AGM. You should have received notice of this and the necessary paperwork by email recently.
Following the formal AGM we will give an update on the Safe Standing Survey and Campaign (final reminder to please complete here if you haven't already done so by clicking on this link).
There will also be a quick update on Arsenal's latest financial position (half-year accounts) which we expect to be published before Monday.
Then the main part of the meeting will focus on looking at how new forms of digital and social media are changing the way in which fans interact with Clubs and Arsenal. This is your chance to understand more and have your say about the new way that football is reported.
Our guests include Robbie Lyle who is the owner of Arsenal FanTV and Chris Wheatley who is the Arsenal correspondent of Goal.com and editor of Goonertalk. Our Board member Akhil Vyas works in social media and will also provide some additional analysis.
Previous: AST to discuss Safe Standing
Monday 23rd January 2017 - 18:30
The next meeting of the AST will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 23 January.
The meeting will be held at the offices of Nabarro located at 125 London Wall London EC2Y 5AL - map location here.
The meeting will take an in depth look at the current debate about Safe Standing.
We are delighted that we will be joined by two guest speakers with a great understanding of this subject:
- John Nagle, Head of Policy, EFL (Football League)
- Peter Daykin who co-ordinates the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) campaign activity in this area.
At a meeting in November the Premier League agreed to investigate the full range of issues around the topic before reporting back to the clubs.
"The clubs have tasked the Premier League with scoping out the safety, supporter, technical and legislative issues surrounding safe standing before any further discussions, based on the facts, can take place,".
This will include discussion with Supporters Groups building on a meeting the AST had with the Premier league chief executive last summer when we urged him to review the issue.
This debate follows the successful introduction of Safe Standing by Celtic. You can read more about this here.
In the coming weeks the AST intends to undertake a further survey of the views of Arsenal fans on this subject working with other supporter groups.
This meeting will be an important part of understanding the views of members and taking the debate forward.
All members are welcome to attend.
Monday 21st November 2016 - 18:30
The next meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 21 November. The meeting will be held at the offices of Nabarro located at 125 London Wall London EC2Y 5AL - map location here. All members are welcome.
At the meeting we will provide a quick update to members of the recent Arsenal AGM including the questions asked by the AST. We will also review Simon Hill's commentary of Arsenal's financial position in 2015/16.
Our main speaker that evening is the BBC's David Ornstein. He will talk to us about the way the BBC cover's football issues, transfer windows and other relevant topics.
We will also be joined by Alex Fynn [who together with co-author Kevin Whitcher] brought their Arsenal book up to date to September 2016. In so doing, certain revealing insights came to light regarding Arsene Wenger, David Dein and the commercial performance of the club. Alex will give an update on these issues
For AST members, and for one night only, the updated edition of Arsenal the Making of a Modern Superclub will be available for £5.00 [rsp £8.99] or for £6.00 via the publishers www.visionsp.co.uk using the code AW
We look forward to seeing you there.
Previous: Football Agents, Transfers and Arsenal
Monday 17th October 2016 - 18:30
The AST is pleased to announce that at our next meeting we will be joined by Jon Smith, author of the 'The Deal: Inside the World of a Super-Agent'. Jon is one of the most respected football agents in the business and has a wealth of experience in the game and as an Arsenal fan has a good understanding and passion for the club.
He will talk to us about how agents work in football, his views on how Arsenal manage transfer business and player recruitment and other football issues. It promises to provide a unique behind the scenes understanding of a key part of football governance.
We will be staging this meeting jointly with AISA. The meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Monday 17 October and it will be in a different location to normal in London Bridge. The address for the meeting is Howard Kennedy las firm, No. 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG
A map of the location is available here: https://www.howardkennedy.com/contact-us/location-map/
On this occasion all members who wish to attend need to register in advance. If you would like to come please respond to email@example.com stating your name
The meeting takes place one week before Arsenal's AGM and we will also provide an update on the questions we intend to pose to the Arsenal owner and Board member on your behalf.
Monday 05th September 2016 - 18:30
The next meeting of the Arsenal Supporters' Trust (AST) will take placeat 6.30pm on Monday 5th September.
The meeting will be held at the offices of Nabarro located at 125 London Wall London EC2Y 5AL - map location here
Our guest speaker for the evening is Simon Barker, Assistant Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) who will be telling us more about what the PFA do as well as holding a Q&A session afterwards.
There will also be a short presentation by Playfair Qatar who are backed by the Football Supporters Federation and TUC and who will explain their campaign - "Playfair Qatar brings together football fans, unions and human rights groups to push for an end to World Cup slavery."
We'll also be discussing Arsenal's start to the season and transfer policy.
All members are welcome to attend.
Please also note the dates of the next two AST meetings for your diary:
· 6.30pm on Monday October 17th
· 6.30pm on Monday November 21st