The 1895 Trust will hold a ballot on two questions concerning the future of Shelbourne Football Club.
The first proposed question on the ballot concerns the ownership and running of the club, while the second hopes to measure the preferences of fans regarding the club’s future home (see below for full details of proposed questions).
The Trust is looking for feedback on these questions, so that voting may commence as soon as possible.
There will be an open meeting to consult on the referendum and provide information for supporters on February 12th at 8pm in Tolka Park.
We are looking for your feedback, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions regarding the wording of the questions or the running of the ballot.
Proposed Question 1:
Assuming no financial or other impediments exist, what is your preference for how Shelbourne FC should be owned and operated?
-A limited company operating as a members club (EG Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers)
-A limited company heavily funded by a sole individual (EG St Pats’, Wexford Youths)
-A co-operative with a high subscription fee to fund costs (EG Sligo Rovers, Cork City, Finn Harps)
-A co-operative with a nominal subscription fee (EG AFC Wimbledon, FC United of Manchester – this is the 1895 Trust’s current model)
-A limited company operated by a number of volunteer businessmen/women (Our current model)
Proposed Question 2:
What is your preferred location and arrangement for a future home for Shelbourne FC?
-A redeveloped Tolka Park.
-Groundshare in Dalymount Park.
-A greenfield site on the Northside of the city.
– A municipal stadium in Ringsend/Irishtown.