AYR UNITED supporters’ body The Honest Men Trust has welcomed club chairman Lachlan Cameron’s announcement on a possible move towards community ownership.

It has also urged fans to register for updates on the progress made by the group set up to look in detail at the feasibility of such a step.

The Trust believes this change of status would protect the club’s assets and help to safeguard its long-term future, while putting it at the heart of the local community.  It could also open up the possibility of attracting grant funding to support the club’s community role.

Outgoing Trust chairman John Dalton said: “This welcome development puts Ayr United at the forefront of meaningful change in Scottish club football. 

“While Hearts and Dunfermline are looking at community solutions in response to being in administration, our club has taken the bold step of investigating community ownership now.

“We look forward to finding out more about what a community ownership model at Ayr United would look like; but we are convinced that any move towards a more sustainable, transparent, and democratic governance model, which includes meaningful supporter involvement, will secure Ayr United in perpetuity.”

Fans can register their interest in developments at www.united.coop and see updates on Twitter @unitedcooplive.

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