‘Share in Our Club’ Scheme

Share in Our Club logoHave you ever dreamed of having a more direct say in what happens at your football club and being able to make a difference when it comes to the big decisions?

Of course you have. As a supporter, you have your own opinion on how things should be done. Problem is, you feel that you will never have the power or the money to buy shares and influence the club board. But now you can do something. The situation has changed.

Here’s what you can do. By giving any amount you wish towards the new “Share in our Club” scheme you will help the Brakes Trust purchase shares in the club, giving the Trust a bigger stake in the club and thereby influence policy.

Peter Davis

Peter Davis, the Brakes Trust Chairman, says: “Any fan can now feel that they own a bit of the club by donating as little as just one or two pounds a month to the Trust. The idea is that with their help the Trust will purchase more shares, giving supporters a real say in how the club is run.”

We have set up a ring-fenced fund which is dedicated to LFC Ltd share purchases – we 100% guarantee that any donations to this fund will only be used for the Trust to buy shares in the club, on a regular basis.

For the purposes of clarity – the contributor will not receive the actual LFC shares; the donation will purely be for the Trust to buy and hold the shares. Nevertheless, the money will be donated directly to the club, benefiting club finances whilst strengthening the bond with the Trust.

So, how can I join?

The monthly payments are by standing order from your bank. To download an application form, CLICK HERE.

If you wish to set up payments yourself via your internet banking, the bank details are on the form above. But please also email us on info@brakestrust.com to let us know that you have set this up yourself.

To download a copy of the flier for the Share in Our Club scheme, CLICK HERE.
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Alternatively – do you already own shares in LFC Ltd?

If so, we now have a way for you to transfer some of your shares to the Brakes Trust, if you wish. Quite a few people have already asked us how to put their shares to good use with the Trust rather than just collecting dust on a shelf. We now have a simple procedure, and you can transfer any number of your shares – the Trust will be very grateful for any number no matter how few!

Paul Sandison

Paul Sandison says:
“I transferred most of my shares to the Trust because I believe it will give the supporters a greater voice”.

How do I do it?

1. Download the application form from HERE, fill it in and post it to the Trust Secretary.
2. He will attach it to a new share application from the Trust and post to the Leamington FC Treasurer.
3. The Treasurer at Leamington FC will cancel your share ownership and provide the same number of new shares into Trust ownership.
4. The Brakes Trust will contact the applicant to confirm the transfer is complete once the new shares have been received by the Brakes Trust.

It’s that simple.
And even if you’d only like to transfer one or two shares to the Trust, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Why should I transfer my shares to the Trust?
The Trust is about three things: the fans, the club and the community. Ownership of Leamington FC shares by the Trust encompasses all three of these areas, putting part of the club ownership into the hands of the fans, in the wider community. Over time, the Trust aims to prove itself as a worthy and stable guardian of these shares, for the long term security of the club.

Can I transfer just some of my shares to the Trust?
Yes, of course. We understand that some people may wish to hold onto just a few shares, in order to continue to be eligible to attend the Leamington FC Ltd AGMs and to receive the accounts reports. You are entirely at liberty to transfer as many or as few of your shares as you wish – we are extremely grateful whatever the number – even just one share!

Can I instead loan my shares to the Trust?
No, but if you are interested in helping the Trust yet keeping ownership of all of your shares, you may wish to consider pledging the proxy on your shares to the Trust. This is done on an individual basis and can be for as long or as short a period of time as you wish. For further details please email info@brakestrust.com