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Podcast #35 – How Can The Middle-Class Be Able To Buy A Professional Sport Club

Hello everyone!  For every sports fan, owning a sport team would be a dream come true. In reality, however, a top level professional sport team could be worth billions and THERE ARE NO WAYS any ordinary people can afford that kind of price tag.

But do not give up yet! AFC Wimbledon, an England football club, is currently owned and supported by members in The Dons Trust and The Trust is actively looking for new members to own the team.  I happened to find out about AFC Wimbledon when I watched this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cxPqgyljKc

So go check it out right now if you are interested!

 

I hope you guys are enjoying my podcast so far!  Catch you on the flip side!

5 thoughts on “Podcast #35 – How Can The Middle-Class Be Able To Buy A Professional Sport Club”

  1. Thank you for highlighting the story of AFC Wimbledon and how ordinary football fans started the Dons Trust after their team was relocated to a different city. As a member of the Dons Trust and therefore a part owner of the club, let me provide some additional context.

    AFC Wimbledon was founded by supporters in 2002 – see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFC_Wimbledon – after the club the fans supported relocated to Milton Keynes, a city around 60 miles north of London. Whilst in the US this type of franchising is fairly common, in the UK this was unprecedented. Traditionally a football club has a deep connection with it’s local community, so moving the club so far away from it’s fan base was VERY controversial.

    The club is owned by the Dons Trust, so every trust member has a say in how the club is run. That’s not to say we pick the team and decide tactics, we devolve those sort of decisions to people better qualified than us, just that at a strategic level we decide important matters. For example, we’re in the early stages of building a new stadium in Wimbledon.

    Anyway it was cool to see you post about our story.
    Come on you Dons!

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    1. Thanks so much! I was actually thinking of joining the Dons Trust but myself being in Canada is making everything not feasible as I would go all in. Even though the membership fee is not that expensive, I love to get involved in every matter once I am financially committed 100%.
      Anyways, good luck and I hope to see AFC Wimbledon gets promoted to the Premier League soon.

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