Pompey fans invited to meet Paul Cook

Pompey boss Paul Cook. Picture: Sarah Standing (150875-726)
Pompey boss Paul Cook. Picture: Sarah Standing (150875-726)

Pompey Supporters’ Trust shareholders have the opportunity to meet Paul Cook for the first time next month.

Fratton Park is to host the Trust’s annual pre-season event on Sunday, July 12.

Cook, assistant manager Leam Richardson and a number of players will be in attendance, in addition to chief executive Mark Catlin.

Taking place in the Victory Suite from 5.30pm, the occasion is for shareholders only and comes with a strict one ticket per shareholder policy. Supporters will 
have the opportunity to mingle with the players, while Cook is to hold a Q&A session.

The previous two pre-season meetings have proven popular among fans, being extremely well attended.

Almost every member of Pompey’s backroom staff and the players attended last year’s event, when Andy Awford was manager.

Those interested in obtaining a ticket should visit po.st/shareholderevent
In a bid to cater for anyone without access to the internet, the Trust are also putting a number of tickets aside.

These are available for shareholders on a first-come basis on the day.

Meanwhile, there are four positions on the Trust board up for grabs heading into the latest elections.

And nominations to stand must be in by 6pm on Friday, July 31.

In addition, a change of election policy means candidates are now able to carry out electioneering through social media sites and openly in the press. Previously this was prohibited.

Whether standing or voting, you must be a Trust member by June 30, 2015.

Voting papers will be sent out to qualifying members by Friday, August 14, with voting closing at 6pm on Friday, September 11.

The ballot will be conducted by email and post, with members urged to ensure the Trust have their correct contact details and their subscription has not expired.

Supporters are urged to get in touch with info@pompeytrust.com if they have any queries.

Members are reminded no more than one vote will be accepted from any email address, so if more than one person uses the same email address they need to register another by July 31.

Alternately, voting can be made by printing off the voting form and posting it.

The Trust’ sixth AGM will be held on Thursday, September 24 at Fratton Park when the results will be declared and members can meet the successful candidates.

Those four places on the Trust board have been created by the resignations of Mick Williams, Dan Fearnley and Steve Tovey since the turn of the year.

In addition, chairman Ken Malley died earlier this month.

It means none of the existing board are currently up for re-election in September.