Canaries Trust cancel AGM and Q&A with Krul due to pandemic
PUBLISHED: 10:13 13 March 2020 | UPDATED: 14:00 13 March 2020
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The Canaries Trust have cancelled their annual general meeting due to coronavirus concerns, which was due to be held at Carrow Road next week, with Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul as a special guest.
The Trust were due to meet next Wednesday but moved preemptively, ahead of confirmation that all professional football in England has been postponed until April 3, as measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic are put in place.
A statement from the Trust, posted on social media, said: 'The Trust was due to hold its AGM on March 18 at Carrow Road. Due to current concerns around public safety and Covid-19, we have taken the decision to cancel the event.
'This also includes the planned question and answer session with Tim Krul and Michael Bailey.
'We appreciate that this will come as a disappointment to many, and we hope to be able to rearrange as soon as future arrangements can be safely made.'
The Trust had also organised for fans to contribute to collections for Norwich Foodbank ahead of Saturday's home clash with Southampton, which has also been postponed.
Last season's collection saw 700kg of food donations and £800 cash donations collected ahead of a 1-0 win over Swansea in the Championship in March of last year.
More about the Canaries Trust
The Trust describe themselves as:'Part of a growing network of supporter trusts throughout the UK and is run on a non-profit basis by an elected board of volunteers. The primary purpose is of raising funds to buy shares in Norwich City Football Club, on behalf of the fans.
'With modern football moving from its community roots to a more corporate approach it is only by supporters holding a significant share-holding that they can be sure of having a voice on important matters that effect their club.
'As well as our regular communications with the club, we are also actively involved through our affiliations to Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters Federation, with national issues such as trying to obtain agreement from clubs to cap the price of away tickets and to combat homophobia and racism at grounds, as well as the ongoing debate about safe standing.
'However, the most important reason for the Canaries Trust to exist is that players, managers and even owners come and go but through the good times and the bad, the fans are there for life. A large fan share-holding is an insurance policy against any unforeseen events at our football club.'