Dale Supporters Trust representative appointed to RAFC board of directors

Date published: 02 July 2021


Murray Knight has been appointed as the very first Dale Supporters Trust director on the football club’s board of directors, with immediate effect.

The trust will be purchasing an additional £25,000 shares in the club, bringing its very first trust director, thanks to a very generous donation from the David Clough legacy.

Murray said: “I am extremely honoured and delighted to have been asked to join the Rochdale AFC board of directors as the Dale Supporters Trust representative. 

“I see this role as an extension to what we at the trust have always tried to achieve and that is to get the opinion of the supporters heard within the board room. That’s what I’ll be striving to do during the tenure of my appointment. 

“I would like to thank the executors of David Clough’s estate for enabling this to happen by investing part of the Cloughie legacy funding towards the cost of the required shares. I extend that thanks to the Chairman Simon Gauge and my directors for welcoming me onto the board.”

Murray, of Littleborough, brings 14 years’ experience of being on the supporters trust board, the majority of that time spent dealing with the club board on behalf of trust members. He will continue his role on the trust board and will be feeding back to members each month.

Murray initially became secretary of the trust after taking the minutes of a meeting in July 2007.

Chairman Simon Gauge commented: “We’re really pleased about it. It gives us a different perspective. I said from the very start, we need a diverse range of views.

“Having a Supporters Trust representative on board is what I believe every football club should have.

“Football clubs are about the fans and Murray is on the board now to contribute a fans’ perspective on everything.”

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