Trust halves the cost of annual membership to 5

Last updated : 29 November 2009 By Firparkcorner

Commenting on the move, Trust Chairman Joe Smith said; "After positive discussions with the Club on a range of issues, we have reached agreement whereby for every supporter who pays £5 to join the Trust this year, Motherwell FC will match their contribution, helping to fund the Trust's key projects in the coming year.

"Along with my fellow Trust board members, we want to show Motherwell fans that MST is changing, and the new board are keen to reinvigorate our membership and attract Motherwell fans who previously may not have considered joining us. The more members we gain, the more credibility the Trust will have with the Club.

The news comes hot on the heels of the Trust's £7,000 donation to the Club to upgrade the disabled facilities at Fir Park. The Trust also made significant donations to youth development in recent months.

In addition to reduced membership fees, MST are pleased to report, after feedback from their membership that all events run by the organisation will contain differential pricing for members and non-members. Fans who choose to join the Trust and attend even one or two events, will find that the cost of their membership is more than covered for the year from these savings.

The new-look Trust board are working over the festive period on an exciting events calendar for 2010, which will see the return of the popular Trust Five-a-sides, a Fan's Forum night, quiz, race night, battle of the bands and a poker evening, amongst others.

Anyone interested in finding out more can log on to the MST website, www.mstonline.net, where there is now a facility to take membership fees online; simply click on the 'become a member' banner and follow the instructions. New members can also sign up at all official Trust events, the first of which is planned for December 2009. More news of that event will follow shortly.