The Glovers Trust has responded to criticism at its lack of communication in recent months as it looks to elect new members to its board.

In an update posted on its social media on Thursday, the Trust said it had “been necessary to take a step back, learn from our mistakes and come back stronger” following the departure of long-standing chairman Brendon Owen, the collapse of Simul Sports‘ bid to buy the club which was backed by the Trust, and the sale of Huish Park to South Somerset District Council (SSDC).

The Trust Board said: “It’s understandable that our lack of communication has led to more frustration and anxiety among Trust members – as a board we are more determined than ever to change, improve and secure the future of Yeovil Town FC for future generations.

As the largest independent supporters group, we still believe the Glovers Trust remains our best hope of doing so.

It confirmed the Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 22 at The Arrow pub on Abbey Manor Park, Yeovil, starting at 7pm.

The Trust has invited club chairman Scott Priestnall and fellow director Stuart Robins to “speak at the event and encourage all of our members to attend, either in person or online.”

It added: “We are looking to expand and diversify our board, to better represent supporters and affect positive change. We’re particularly keen to hear from women, young people and under-represented voices from the Yeovil Town family.

Above all we’d love to hear from you if you’re motivated to help keep the club alive – we are now accepting applications at communications@glovers-trust.co.uk. Please send a short introduction about yourself and your history following Yeovil and we’ll be in touch soon.

Please be in touch by email or social media with your questions or comments. Your input will help shape the Trust and ultimately the future of the club. In the all-too-familiar words of YTFC on social media – we go again.

The update described the collapse of Simul Sports’ bid to buy the club in May as “beyond disappointing for all at the Trust.” In recent statements, both Scott Priestnall and Stuart Robins have said the consortium, led by former Cardiff City director Julian Jenkins and including ex-Glovers’ midfielder Marc Bircham, had never showed it had the financial backing to complete the deal.


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