Fan Advisory Board

Fan Advisory Board

We are delighted to announce the six representatives of the Albion Fan Advisory Board:

  • Nigel Summers
  • Gillian Martin
  • Allison Brett
  • Niraj Haria
  • Clive Steed
  • Natalie Banbury

Fan Advisory Board meetings will include some of our most senior executives, including one with the main board of directors, to provide feedback on various fan issues.

 

Read more about your representatives:

 

Men's Season Ticket Holders

Nigel Summers

Nigel Summers

My father took me to the Goldstone for the first time in 1969. I became a season ticket holder in the 1970s, then at Withdean and since then at the Amex. I estimate to have held a season ticket for some 40 of the 53 years I have been a supporter.
I was closely involved with the movement to secure the future of the club in 1996/97, some of which is detailed in the book Build a Bonfire.
I have lost count of the number of games I have been to but have seen The Albion play at over 100 away grounds over the years.
For the past three years, I have been Chairman of the Brighton & Hove Albion Supporters Club.
I got married and relocated from Hove to Lancing in 2020 and retired from full-time employment in Sales & Marketing last year. 
I now work just on Tuesday's in a pub in Shoreham and on matchdays at the Amex Stadium shop.

 

Gillian Martin

Gillian Martin

I have been supporting BHAFC for 30 years. My first away game was to Manchester United in the FA Cup in January 1993. I loved the excitement of all the coaches leaving the Goldstone Ground and travelling in convoy up to a “big” club. It’s fair to say that I’ve seen the highs and lows since then visiting over 70 away grounds up and down the country in a variety of leagues. It’s been an incredible journey!

I live in Cowfold, with my husband Bryan, and we’re members of the North-West Sussex Seagulls (NWSS). We are season ticket holders in the East Upper stand. 

I am now semi-retired after a career in accountancy. I trained in Brighton with Grant Thornton during the 1980s. I still run my own consulting business but am enjoying doing all the things I didn’t have time for when I worked full time.

I am looking forward to being a member of the Fan Advisory Board. It’s a great opportunity to bring the fan’s perspective to the Club and to work together to continue this amazing journey.

 

Allison Brett

Allison Brett

My name is Allison, I have enjoyed watching football all my life and became a fan of Brighton after meeting my husband Tim, a lifelong fan. He told me all about the history of the club and we were living in Kent when the new stadium was being built and when we decided to move back down to the south coast we went onto the season ticket waiting list.

In the meantime, we went to the games by buying tickets when we could. We have been in the East stand for three years and absolutely love it there. I would like to spend one season in the North stand but I am worried I would not be able to return to the current seats which are perfect and surrounded by fantastic fans and various friends too. We aim to travel to the match using a different combination of routes and transport options every time. Our favourite so far is bus and train there from Saltdean and walk back - this is especially good now that the new Falmer road track is open. For us it's about the whole experience as well as the match itself.

 

Niraj Haria

Niraj Haria

I’m 52 years old from Kenya and have lived in Brighton since 1990. I studied electronics at the University of Brighton. I’ve been a season ticket holder for six years now, as has my son and daughter. The Albion have been fantastic to me before my disability and definitely after. They looked after me when I was in hospital for nine months. Their approach to fans is second to none. The stadium is so family-friendly and is so very accessible. I’m always singing its praises. I love the pies. The food and drink is reasonably priced and travel to and from the stadium is very easy and efficient.

 

1901 Club Member

Clive Steed

Clive Steed

I have followed BHAFC for many years since studying in Brighton in the early-1990s and moving back to Sussex in the early 2000s. I'm a pragmatic fan that is delighted to be in the Premier League and even more delighted at our continued performance at the highest level (both men & women teams). I feel proud to support the team, club and the place in the community that BHAFC hold.

 

Women's Season Ticket Holder

Natalie Banbury

Natalie Banbury

I have been a supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion for a long time. I have loved football every since I can remember. I love how the club makes you feel valued as a supporter.  I have a huge passion for the game and especially women’s football. My 13 year-old daughter plays football so I’d like to help make changes for her generation. 
Women in football need a voice and I’d help to shout loud and proud. Us women need to stick together. The club is hugely important to me.