Royal Wootton Bassett Town Annual General Meeting - Report

Sunday 6th September 2020

Royal Wootton Bassett Town's Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 23 August at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground. With minutes now having been signed off, below is a summary of important information from the meeting.

Committee Members

The club welcomed four new members to its Committee, with two individuals standing down.

Jeremy Smith fills the previously vacant position of Marketing Manager. Mandy Rouse joins the club as its RESPECT Officer. Meanwhile, Jonny House and Martin Ohrland were elected as Head of Female Section and Head of Veterans Section, respectively.

Jonathan and Martin replace Anthony Moore and Nick Warren who have both stepped down due to existing commitments. The club would like to place on record their thanks to both for their service and are delighted that they will continue their involvement with the club as managers of the Under 15 Yellow and Under 18 teams.

The position of Club Development Officer remains vacant.

The club's officers for the 2020-21 season will be:

Chairman: Andy Walduck
Vice Chairman: Pete Yeardley
Treasurer: Mike Price
Secretary: Ian Thomas
Marketing Manager: Jeremy Smith
Covid 19 Officer and General Commitee Member: Paul Gerrish
Head of Senior Section: Paul Davis
Head of Youth Section: Mari Green
Head of Female Section: Jonny House
Head of Veterans Section: Martin Ohrland
General Commitee Member: Bryan Wood
Welfare Officer: Claire Cranswick
RESPECT Officer: Mandy Rouse

Contact details for each Committee member can be found on the Directory page of the website.


Accounts were presented to members, which showed a profit of £17,922 for the 2019-20 season.

In recognition of the continued support that members showed to the club during the period in which football activities were suspended due to the lockdown, it was agreed that their loyalty would be rewarded. A survey of a sample of Youth Section parents and Veterans Section members was undertaken prior to the AGM in order to determine the most popular option in which to provide this.

The largest vote among Youth Section parents was for a voucher. The club will therefore issue those members who continued payments during the pandemic with a sports voucher worth £46.

Within the Veterans section, the largest vote was that, if the money was not to be kept by the club, then an item of club merchandise would be provided. The club will therefore purchase an item of club clothing for each member who continued payments worth £30.

This means the club will issue £46 sports vouchers to 231 Youth Section members and purchase clothing to the value of £30 for 53 Veterans members. This will leave c. £6,000, which will be retained and use for 'justified' hardship events and cases.

Club Constitution

It was agreed that two changes would be made to the club's constitution.

First, the AGM notification period will be increased from 21 to 28 days. Second, the stipulation that there should be a Secretary for each individual section of the club will change so that only one single club Secretary is required.


A full copy of the minutes is available to read on the Football Club noticeboard in the clubhouse at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground. Alternatively, members can request a soft copy from Chairman Andy Walduck or Secretary Ian Thomas.

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