Further to our commitment to forming a Fan Advisory Board, we are pleased to share more information on how fans can enter themselves for selection and how voting will work.
As many fans will be aware, the club is launching a new fan advisory board for supporters of both the men’s and women’s teams, and further details have been revealed.
The new board, which will be chaired by head of supporter services Jenny Gower, will be made up of eight fan representatives, who will meet up with some of the club’s most senior executives up to four times per season, including one meeting with the club’s main board of directors, to provide feedback on various fan issues.
Who can apply to enter?
The Fan Advisory Board will consist of eight representative members from across the club’s fan base, as follows:
(a) four members who are season-ticket holders for the club’s Men’s First Team
(b) two members who are MyAlbion+ members
(c) one member who is a 1901 Club member
(d) one member who is a season-ticket holder for the club’s Women’s First Team
Fans who are not members of the above groups will not be considered for election.
An online application form is now available at brightonandhovealbion.com/FAB until Sunday 10 April to fill in and submit to the club for consideration.
The form will include questions about how well you will support the aims and objectives of the Fan Advisory Board, which when voting commences will be visible to voters, should you be selected as part of the shortlist.
In producing this shortlist, the club will:
(a) consider how the applicants demonstrate appreciation of and compliance with the club’s values
(b) seek to ensure that the shortlist is diverse and inclusive
(c) seek to include candidates that promote and support the importance of strong ethics and social responsibility
As part of the form you will also need to have the nominated support of one other season-ticket holder or member from the four representative groups.
It is important that before applying you read the Fan Advisory Board Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct.
Voting for the shortlisted members will open on 22 April and close 5pm on 1 May 2022. Voting will take place online through your MyAlbion digital account log-in.
All season-ticket holders (for both Men’s and Women’s First Teams), MyAlbion+ members and 1901 Club members will be provided with an opportunity to vote for the shortlisted applicants and will have eight votes, which must be placed as follows to ensure proportionate representation from all fan groups:
(a) four votes for season-ticket holders for the club’s Men’s First Team
(b) two votes for MyAlbion+ members
(c) one vote for 1901 Club members
(d) one vote for season-ticket holders for the club’s Women’s First Team
Announcement of the successful appointees to the Fan Advisory Board will be made on 15 May 2022, with a view to the first meeting being held in June 2022. Elected members will be on the Fan Advisory Board for a period of two years.