Group One winning Owner backs Greenock Morton

Group One winning Owner backs Greenock Morton

An inaugural Patron of Morton Club Together (MCT) has committed to being an MCT Patron into the long term.

Dr Jim Walker, owner of Royal Ascot Gold Cup winning stallion Subjectivist, became one of MCT’s first Patrons near the beginning of MCT being set up in 2019, and will now continue to contribute a substantial lump sum each year to Greenock Morton Football Club via Club owner MCT. This is on top of his monthly MCT Membership contribution which will also continue.

Jim said,

“Like hundreds of others, I joined MCT at the very start as I was convinced that what MCT is about is close to my heart. I believe that Community Ownership is the only way for Morton to optimise its role as a vital servant to the community and to do this successfully and sustainably both on the football pitch and as an asset for us all to enjoy and benefit from.

As a Morton supporter, my motive for wanting to give something back is because of the years of pleasure (and pain) I had in the 1960s coming down from Kilbarchan to Cappielow and watching the team through thick and thin. The Benny Rooney era in the 1970s and 80s was the icing on the cake. So when the chance came up to be an MCT Patron I was able and wanted to do this to play my part in helping both the community and Morton. I am glad I have done this and wanted to make a commitment to MCT by being a Patron into the long term. I have seen how MCT has worked very hard to get the Club to the position it is in, now owning both Morton and Cappielow Park on behalf of the community, and am confident that it will continue to drive Morton forward to what I believe could be bigger and better things.”

The MCT Board, delighted that Jim has shown his continued support in this way, added,

“Most importantly we want to publicly thank Jim (now that he has given us permission to do this!)

As one of our inaugural Patrons Jim has shown, with others, an incredible financial and personal support for MCT in our ambition to drive Morton forward as a leading community owned football club. MCT is ambitious for Morton and the community and Jim wants to back us in this by continuing as a Patron. While all MCT Members (now numbering well over 1000) are equal and vitally important, as we operate on a ‘one person one vote’ approach, MCT Patrons have made and will continue to make a crucial financial contribution to our ability to achieve our ambitions.”

While MCT Patrons, who can be individuals or businesses, have consistently been offered the opportunity to negotiate the value of their annual financial contributions and any benefits they may wish to lever from being a Patron, to date MCT Patrons have not sought any benefits for themselves or their businesses and until now have wished to remain anonymous. As MCT enters a new phase of driving community ownership of Morton and Cappielow forward, we would encourage and welcome you or anyone you know who wishes to confidentially explore becoming an MCT Patron to drop the MCT Board an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll take it from there. And as ever we welcome with open arms anyone who wishes to join MCT as a Member and this can be done easily and securely at