The Road to Burton.....
Tomorrow’s game at Burton will see nearly 2,000 Luton fans making the trip, but for at least four supporters it will be a landmark occasion. By attending this match at the Pirelli Stadium, Les Miller, Mark Chapman, Chris Park and Keith Hayward will have seen Luton Town play at every single one of the current 92 League Clubs. In case any younger supporters are wondering, yes, that does include all the current Premier League teams!
To reach this milestone has required a combination of loyalty and dedication, as well as longevity, and we here at Trust in Luton salute this fantastic achievement. In fact we think it might be pretty unique too as apart from the qualities above, you also have to support a team that has been up and down the leagues a few times and we all know how well we fit that particular bill!
We’re sure there are others too who will join the #Hatters92Club tomorrow so please let us know if you do. There are also several close behind but who may need a promotion or two to get there.
At some point Trust in Luton would like to make a more formal recognition of these particular supporters but for them - and all the other amazing fans going tomorrow and who will be there at all our away games this season – keep up the brilliant work.
Last Updated (Friday, 21 November 2014 13:11)
Town Fans Get United
TOWN FANS GET UNITED!
LTSC merge with Trust in Luton….to give supporters one official voice
After lengthy discussions between the two committees , the long-established Luton Town Supporters Club has joined forces with Trust in Luton, the official fans shareholder in our club – bringing fans closer together and giving us one voice as we all pull together to help Luton Town move forward off the pitch as well as on it.
‘It’s a great move for all concerned’, says Tony Murray, Chair of TiL, ‘We have seen the Trust grow massively since the club made us guardians of its image for future generations – and now our numbers have been further boosted by a large group of fans, many of whom have been committed to the cause for decades. LTSC bring a range of strengths and skills to the Trust, which will help us broaden our social activities and our support for the club we all love.’
Look out for news of upcoming events.
YOUR TRUST NEEDS YOU
The Trust committee are all volunteers – and we’re a bit stretched at the moment! We would welcome input from dedicated fans who feel they can commit time and energy to help us take TiL forward – not just with our online presence but in a variety of ways. Please email if you are interested.
91 CLUB STATUS IS GOING FOR A BURTON!
Last Updated (Monday, 17 November 2014 14:15)
Meet the Manager 2014
Meet the Management Team - tickets on sale Wednesday 5th November
Thursday 13th November at 7.30pm in the Eric Morecambe lounge.
Tickets for this event will be sold through the ticket office from Wednesday 5th November to TiL members until kick off on Saturday. Any remaining tickets will then be on general sale at the following prices:
£3 TiL members
Last Updated (Monday, 03 November 2014 20:08)
Trust Membership - Questions and Answers
Since the announcement back in March, of the Trust’s agreement to protect the Club’s image assets, Trust membership numbers have gone through the roof. It’s fair to say that we were taken by surprise by the sudden huge surge in membership applications which, coupled with some problems with our database software, meant that we initially struggled to deal with the demand.
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Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:57)
Club to literally Trust in Luton
Luton Town and Trust in Luton – working together to protect the future of your club
Can you imagine Luton Town being renamed London Luton Dons on the whim of a new owner?
Or see changing our colours to yellow and red?
Perhaps the club crest swapped for a moose head?
How about our nickname being changed from the Hatters to something?
Or even worse, Happy Harry being killed off and replaced by a dragon, or something else considered lucky on the other side of the world?
Stranger things have happened – and are happening – in the world of modern football. It’s an alarming, and unwelcome, trend.
But we are Luton Town. With over 125 years of proud history. For generations, we have been an essential part of the identity and fabric of the town. And that’s the way we all want it to stay.
Luton Town 2020 – all of them lifelong Luton fans – have always said that they are little more than custodians of this wonderful club of ours. They are not planning on leaving; in fact, they'd like to think that they, and their successors, will be here for another 125 years.
But events in our relatively recent past, and currently in the news elsewhere, show just how fragile a club’s identity can be. That’s why Trust in Luton is such an important organisation - and why 2020 and the Trust have been working together to protect the future of your club from the perils of potential bad owners, chancers and asset strippers. Potentially people who don’t care about Luton Town in the way true fans do.
With this in mind we are delighted to announce that 2020 and Trust in Luton have agreed a deal to protect the exclusive image rights of Luton Town, which includes the name, nickname, mascot, colours and crest.
The Trust, the official fans’ shareholders in the Club, will from now on have the legal right to veto any changes in the decision on club name, kit colours and alterations to the club crest and mascot identity This means that the club’s image is protected and protected by people who will always care and always be there.
Asset identity like this is a major step forward towards securing our club for the next generation, and the next.
The agreement between the Club and the Trust will also set out aims for a greater ‘fan ownership’ scheme conditional upon an increase in membership presenting the chance for members to invest in the Club through shares owned by the Trust. But it can only truly succeed with a strong Trust in place. And that’s where you can do your bit.
Don’t just think about joining the Trust. Do it today, if you haven’t already.
Membership costs just £10 per year to join for which you will now have a part to play in protecting your club’s identity; The Hatters playing in Luton colours with the proper club crest. You’ll even help keep good old Happy Harry in a job too!
Last Updated (Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:44)