Regardless of club ownership, RamsTrust aims to work alongside Derby County Football Club to help re-establish our club amongst the elite of English football.
Trust members desire entertaining football with first-class, good-value stadium facilities and fair ticket pricing alongside regular, transparent communication from the club with its fans.
Trusts also encourage collaboration with fans on heritage and community initiatives, which can help to preserve the club’s rich history, improve supporter participation and enhance the community contribution.
Notable achievements include:
- Successfully campaigned to have Pride Park Stadium and the Moor Farm Training Facility listed by the local authority as Assets of Community Value (ACV).
- Contributed to the campaigns and funding for the Clough & Taylor, and Steve Bloomer statues at Pride Park Stadium.
- Independently investigated the ill-fated ‘Three Amigos’ regime that owned Derby County following the infamous £3 purchase in 2003. The owners were eventually forced to sell the club to local ownership in 2006 due in part to protests organised by the Trust alongside the Rams Protest Group.
- Regular attendance and contributions towards the Derby County Supporter Charter Group meetings, which seek securities the activities and running of the club and to keep supporters informed.
One of the Trust’s core principles is to be in a state of constant readiness should the club ever again fall foul of unscrupulous owners and require supporter involvement to protect the interests of the club as a community asset.
Derby County supporters should be forever vigilant, as whilst the club is currently owned by a successful and capable local owner, the club is unfortunately only ever one transfer of ownership away from the likes of the ‘Three Amigos’ or other such parties as can be found across the Football League.
As such, RamsTrust aims to work with other trusts and governing bodies to strengthen the regulations surrounding football club ownership, and to prevent supporters from being exposed to the unsavoury activities of predatory owners. Derby County supporters have been fortunate see the club survive such an ownership group but it is our responsibility to show solidarity with supporters of other clubs who have not been as fortunate.