Wanderers Legend John McGinlay Appointed BWFCST’s First Ambassador

The Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust is pleased to announce that club legend John McGinlay has been appointed as an official Trust ambassador.

The Scotsman, who represented the club between 1992 and 1997 scoring 118 goals in 245 appearances, has been a key figure for the Trust to date, acting as a solid line of communication between the Steering Group and the club. He has also been heavily involved with the recruitment drives the Trust has held over the last couple of weeks, successfully signing up hundreds of new members alongside former Wanderers captain Kevin Davies in a friendly competition that began on social media almost three weeks ago.

John’s role as ambassador will see him continue to act as a bridge between the club he holds so close to his heart and the Supporters’ Trust, particularly in the coming weeks when the Trust reaches the final stages of its inception. He has excellent working relationships with the Steering Group’s members, including interim chair Richard Hurst, as well as many influential figures within the club at this time.

John said:

“I am delighted to be involved in the Trust at such an early stage. I attended the initial meeting on January 6th and was absolutely blown away by the response from the fans, so I knew I had to be involved in a more hands-on role. I’ve been in regular contact with the Steering Group since Supporters Direct put them together and I was humbled when they asked me to become an ambassador of the Trust.”

When asked about the new additions to the Steering Group, John said:

“The Steering Group are doing a fantastic job. They need expert help at this time and that’s something that the new members of the group bring. The Trust movement is an incredible thing to be part of, and I urge all Bolton fans to get involved.”

John’s role as ambassador will begin with immediate effect.

2 Replies to "Wanderers Legend John McGinlay Appointed BWFCST’s First Ambassador"

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    Bolton till I die.
    January 27, 2016 (11:05 PM)

    I’m so glad super John is working for the fans. John was one of the fans like myself that had all his shares taken away. As a working class lad I feel we were short changed by Davis & Gartside. But by loving my home town club I bit the bullet. This reminds me of when Nat came knocking on my Mum & Dads.door asking for a £2 a week. We’ll done to super John & Big Kev.two fans like to rest of us that have been messed on from a great height. Time to move on and learn by our biggest mistake I’ve ever experienced at BWFC. Well done to everyone involved with to trust it’s the news we’ve had all season.

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    January 29, 2016 (3:35 PM)

    As a 72 year old lifetime fan,my dad took me to the 1953 and 58 finals,I went to Munich and Lisbon with my brother,as the old man died 40 years ago.I’m proud to be a BWFCST member and sincerely hope John,Kev and everyone else can save our club Keith

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