Fans to quiz Pompey hierarchy on anniversary of community ownership

Danny Hollands, left, will be a guest at the Trust's celebration. Picture: Joe Pepler
Danny Hollands, left, will be a guest at the Trust's celebration. Picture: Joe Pepler

Fans will tonight be able to put the Pompey Supporters’ Trust on the spot at an event marking one year of community ownership.

Hosted by Express FM’s Dan Windle from 7.30pm, the Victory Suite function has long been a sell-out.

Around 350 supporters will be present after snapping up tickets on a first-come, first-served basis since the middle of February.

They will have the opportunity to quiz Blues chairman Iain McInnes and chief executive Mark Catlin on the past year since the fans took power at Fratton Park.

Caretaker manager Andy Awford and midfielder Danny Hollands will also be fielding questions at the Fratton Park event, with doors opening at 6.30pm.

In addition, The News will be filming the occasion and publishing it on our website – portsmouth.co.uk – from Thursday, so fans can catch up on many of the topics discussed.

Trust spokesman, John Kimbell, said: ‘This is an opportunity for fans to ask questions to a number of people from the club.

‘We want it to be a celebration of the last year at the club, which has been transformed from top to bottom.

‘Things may have been decidedly average on the field of play but matters have been moving forward off it.

‘Unfortunately we have been oversubscribed in terms of supporters wanting to attend and are restricted due to the size of the venue and health and safety legislation.

‘But it will be a great night when the fans are able to communicate with those running Pompey.’

For those attending the event, the Fratton end car park will be in use and the Victory Suite will be selling curry and chips, with the bar also open.

In addition, there will also be a raffle with the funds generated going towards the Trust and the Fight For Jack campaign.

Fans have been advised only those with tickets or proof of registration will be given admission with the event strict on numbers.

Those ticket holders who can no longer attend are urged to get in touch with Kimbell as soon as possible so their ticket can be reallocated to others.

He can be contacted at john.kimbell@pompeytrust.com