The PST board is delighted to announce the relaunch of our Youth Committee – an initiative to encourage support of the PST and subsequently the club, among fans under the age of 25.
Originally the brainchild of the late Ken Malley, the group has been renamed the ‘PST Next Generations’ which was chosen by the group themselves.
The group consists of 13 Pompey fans under the age of 25 , who all came through a rigorous selection process and one of these members will be co-opted to the PST board at a later date. The full list of group members are :-
· Hayley Newell
· Ellis Hampton
· Tom White
· Bradley Saunders
· Tom Saunders
· James Richardson
· Mike Briscoe
· Samuel Bowers
· Harrison Dunks
· Ben Sturt
· Samuel Carter
· Jack Veness
· Harry Gasper
Ellis Hampton, one of the new recruits - describes the aims of the group: "PST - Next Generations is a Pompey Supporters' Trust sub-group which aims to come up with ideas and deliver solutions to encourage and support the next generations of Pompey fans and PST members, particularly under 25’s. It aims to be a platform for young people to have their voice heard on the future of the club and will mainly focus on subjects such as youth ticket prices, university and student involvement, match day experience and the growth of young Pompey supporters and PST members. We are always looking for more people to be involved and encourage the help of the wider community. The group hope to offer fresh, fun and exciting ideas that will benefit the future of the club and the fans whilst working closely with the PST, the club and the community"
The group will be overseen by PST Board member Scott Mclachlan who added "It was an honour for me to pick up the great work Ken & Olly Birch started and I have been very encouraged by all those who have come forward to help the PST with its future aims. We have an educated and driven group of people and the benefits to the Trust and Club will be huge."
Contact details for the group are as follows:
Facebook : PST Next Generations