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The many positive contributions that TUST has made are shown below in three categories

although some of the achievements could sit in two or all three groups;


• Community outreach

• Assisting the football club

• Representing supporters’ interests


Community outreach

Torquay United Fanzones in alliance with Torquay United Community Sports Trust


Torquay United Community Outreach hubs in alliance with TUCST -at Paignton Academy,

Acorn Community Centre, Ageing Well Day at Newton Race Course, Newton Abbot

market, Denbury Fayre etc

Sponsoring TUCST coaches with training tops - 2019

Funding (£4,900) for TUSCT & TQ1 Club for young fans - 2019

Fund raising for Rowcroft - 2019

Funding the TU Women's FC to complete their fixtures and maintain their place in the

league pyramid – 2020. Sponsorship for tracksuits 2021-22 season. Also joint sponsors

with ECFC Trust of programme for Devon FA Cup Final, April 2022.

£500 donation to Torbay Food Bank - April 2020

Sponsoring the Inspirations Disability Team with kit and home training equipment during

the covid lockdown - 2021

Funding for TUCST to establish Junior Inspirations League – Summer 2022

Assisting TUCST with the Senior Gulls and compiling a past players contact list.

Supporting the ‘Andysbeermats’ initiative re: men's mental health - 2021

Sponsoring the Devon FA Women’s Cup Final – jointly with Exeter City Supporters Trust -

May 2022


Sponsoring Torquay United Women’s Team – 2022/23 season

Donation to Stroke City Walking Football Club – 2022

Contribute to the Jack Leslie Statue at Home Park, Plymouth - 2022

Promoting Step One men’s mental health walks – 2022

Funding the VIP Treats scheme for upto 60 children with learning difficulties to experience

a game at Plainmoor – 2022/23 season

Networking events with the business community – promoting TUST and TUFC


Assisting the football club

Providing Matchday Ambassadors at Plainmoor for one season, 2018 - 2019

Assisting TUFC with collecting the POY votes for two years 2018 & 2019

Sponsoring and distributing National League South celebratory champions badges at the

final home match - 2019

Funding towards Sam Balsdon's Disabled Supporters home end roofing initiative at

Plainmoor - 2020

Providing TUFC with a comprehensive Fans’ Diversity and Equality inclusion Report

Launching & organising the Annual Ian Twitchin Award in 2019 for the player making most

appearances each season.

Promote local businesses in supporting TUFC including attendance at business

networking meetings 2018 – present.


Representing supporters’ interests

Put supporters’ concerns to the club

Attempt to build a constructive dialogue with club / directors

Creating, in liaison with Club representatives in 2018, a Structured Dialogue Agreement

and Memorandum of Understanding together with a job description for a Supporter Liaison

Officer, none of which have been signed-off by the present executive.

Keeping politicians (local & MPs) updated on TUFC matters

Advising TUST members of relevant political activity affecting the club or its plans

Renew registration of Plainmoor as an Asset of Community Value - 2020

Represent fans views on football matters generally, eg: Fan led review


Founder member of South West Supporters’ Trusts Group - 2020

Weekly Fans’ Zone columns in Herald Express since 2020

Occasional TUST articles in Non-League Paper since 2019 - including promoting TUFC

Organising and holding the TUFC Legends Event - 2018.

Supporting the 'On the Ball' initiative to provide free female sanitary products at the ground

– 2020 (eventually adopted by the Club in 2022)

Support the #HerGameToo initiative to tackle sexism in football - 2021

Successfully lobby on specific issues, eg: ticket sale times and printing of tickets for those

without internet access – 2021

Maintain a substantial reserve fund to enable the club to survive or relaunch in the event of

unexpected changes.

Fan-Led Review – represent supporters’ views to the review team including attendance at

House of Commons to meet with Tracey Crouch MP. Also liaising with FSA, local MP and


Attend Sport Torbay meetings

Sponsor the Exiles Away Player of the Season award – 2022

Sponsor a ‘Legends of the Leroy Era’ event – 2022

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