MCT Member Update 22nd October

Dear members,

We hope you’re all well. It’s been a very busy month since the MCT AGM and just under a month since the takeover of the club became official.

We want to thank you for your patience and support over this period, we’re fast approaching 900 members which is superb news, but we also appreciate that it’s been a difficult period on the pitch for the club. 

We’ve received feedback on our social channels and via email from many of you and want to reassure you that everything you’ve raised with us has been passed on to the club board. We’re here, we’re listening and we want you to know that you can come to MCT with questions, queries and issues at any time. We may not be able to answer each and every one of them, but we’ll continue to act in the best interests of our members. 

We’re pleased to see that the club board Q&A session is happening next week and we’ve asked the club to answer all questions provided. We’d encourage you all to watch that when it’s released. 

We want to lead a thriving community membership organisation and we feel it’s important to start explaining the key differences going forward between MCT and the club. 

MCT exists to make sure the long-term future of the club is secure and sets that overall vision for the club to become one of the benchmark examples others look upon when setting out on their own journeys to become community owned. While at the current time it may look like it with a crossover in board members, MCT and the club are not one and the same. 

Members have engaged with and invested in MCT to date because they believe in community ownership and it being the way forward for the football club. The MCT board is in place to keep on driving this, and to increase member numbers. This feeds into that overall MCT representative majority on the football club board. They’re in place to set the overall strategy for the football club and to communicate that to their direct reports at the club. That then feeds into the General Manager, for example, who’ll lead the day-to-day operation at the club with the goals that feed into the top level strategy in mind. 

One area we wanted to expand on today was the MCT board. While a good number of you voted us in and attended the AGM, some of you may not have been introduced to the new MCT board members yet and we wanted to put that right in today’s update. We want to be accessible and visible so members can get in touch at any time or approach us on matchdays.

Aidan Tracey’s role within MCT will be focused on operations. He’s going to ensure we’re set up in the best possible way, and that everyone involved in driving things forward from an MCT perspective is playing their part to achieve our goals. 

Sam Robinson will be focusing on membership engagement. He wants to meet and speak to as many of you as possible over the coming days, weeks and months and we’ll be looking to make that as easy as possible through events and drop-in sessions, whether they’re in person or online, so that our local and international members can contribute. 

And finally, Chris Samson is looking after all things marketing. That includes the MCT social media channels, providing comms such as this email and speaking to you directly when you get in touch with us through any of those channels. 

We’re here to provide support to the football club where needed, but our number one priority is MCT, our members and attracting those who haven’t decided to join MCT yet.

Like we’ve reiterated, if you have any questions at any time please don’t hesitate to get in touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by messaging us on Twitter or Facebook.

We’re all here to move Morton forward. We’re under no illusions that it’ll be difficult at times but we’re determined to make MCT and community ownership of the football club we all love a success.

Thanks,

Chris, Sam and Aidan
MCT Directors