Who We Are

Who We Are

RamsTrust was founded in October 2002 and is the football supporters’ trust for Derby County Football Club. RamsTrust is open to all fans of the club and is run by a board of democratically elected members. We are a legally constituted, democratic, not-for-profit organisation committed to strengthening the voice for supporters in the decision-making process at Derby County FC.

The goal of RamsTrust is to widen and deepen supporter representation and influence at Derby County, giving fans a greater say in the running of their club, and to create a positive and inclusive environment for all supporters. The Trust works with its members, Derby County executives and Board, and other supporters’ groups and governing bodies to support initiatives that benefit the wider community and build the club’s reputation on and off the field.

One of our 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 have seen our club survive such ownership, but it is our responsibility to show solidarity with supporters of other clubs who have not been as fortunate.

RamsTrust is an affiliate member of the Football Supporters Association (FSA) and we adhere to the principles and governance requirements that all registered trusts are expected to promote. The FSA is the national, democratic, representative body for football supporters in England and Wales and is the leading national advocate for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fan rights, good governance and diversity.

Meet the RamsTrust board

The RamsTrust board are a team of Rams-mad supporters who volunteer their time to ensure that the voice of the fans is heard in how Derby County FC is run.

Chair
Hilary Leam
Vice-Chair
Jim Coyle
Secretary
Angie Kerry
Treasurer
Tris Weavers
Ollie WrightElaine Dean
Steve KitsonJohn Banks
Kevin HepworthExternal Director:
Stuart Webb





Notable achievements

  • 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 and 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 Supporters’ Charter Group meetings, which contribute to the activities and running of the club and keep supporters informed.
  • Worked with other fans’ groups, politicians, administrators, FSA and English Football League (EFL) to help save Derby County during the period of administration in 2021-2022.
  • Contributed to the Fan-led Review of Football Governance which is currently in the white paper stage of the legislative process.

You can view the RamsTrust rules and policies here.

RamsTrust is the trading name of Derby County Supporters’ Society Limited, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Registration No. 29493R. Registered office: CJH Solicitors, Unit 11, Prime Parkway, Derby DE1 3Q