I've lived in the Portsmouth area all of my life and work locally for IBM , born at the tail end of the sixties my mum first took me to Fratton Park around 1971, although its not until the following year that I have my first vague recollections of actually being there. Those first years of supporting Pompey offered little for a young lad to get too excited about but the eventual drop to Division Four and resulting climb back up the league still holds many happy memories. Over the years I've watched from all areas of Fratton Park and have seen Pompey play at over 90 other grounds.
In the early nineties I was involved in the Central Branch supporters club and played an active part in fighting for the proposed move to Farlington. The ground remains an emotive subject and one the PST should tackle although thoughts have changed as to where our future might lie.
I joined the PST after I attended one of the early rallies at the Rifle club, at the time it wasn't clear whether PFC would even continue to be in existence and the need for a supporters trust was obvious. Although a comparative amount of stability has materialised at PFC this does not negate the need for a trust it just shifts its immediate direction and mission. I've always believed it important that our football club involves supporters more by way of consultation and would ideally like to see supporters represented on the board and perhaps in the future own shares in the club.