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BRIAN LOMAX: A TRIBUTE

2 November 2015

Club saddened to learn of passing of Brian Lomax

Northampton Town Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brian Lomax.

Brian was a supporter of the Cobblers for many years, and was one of those responsible for setting up the club's Supporters Trust, the first such organisation anywhere in the country.

He played a huge role in helping the Cobblers through a difficult financial period following administration in the early 1990s and served as a Director of Northampton Town Football Club for many years in the years that followed, being an elected representative of the Trust on the club's board.

Beyond the County Ground and Sixfields he was a pioneer figure in the supporters direct movement and the Northampton Town Supporters Trust  became a template for many other clubs up and down the country.

How Brian Lomax changed football - Taken from: www.sportingintelligence.com

PROFILE: Brian Lomax a supporter pioneer ahead of his time

 1992: Created the first supporters trust in 1992, forming Northampton Town. There are now over 170 trusts with over 300,000 members

1996: Launched the first equal opportunities policy in professional football. Almost every league club now has one

2000: Started supporter ownership in the UK, launching Supporters Direct as its first managing director. Thirty clubs are now owned by their supporters.

Brian will be sadly missed at Sixfields and the thoughts of everyone at Northampton Town are with Brian’s family and friends at this sad time. 


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