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6 July 2014

Deadline approaching to invest in Pompey

Portsmouth Community Football Club are urging fans to continue investing in their club – with the deadline to become a president or community shareholder fast looming.

Under the current shareholders agreement, supporters wanting to invest via equity in the club have until July 31 to do so.

Those fans wishing to become presidents need to invest a minimum of £50,000 in club shares.

Presidents enjoy a wide range of benefits (please email for full details) and those investing £100,000 or more are entitled to sit on an Advisory Board which meets quarterly.

More information about becoming a President can be obtained by e-mailing

The Pompey Supporters' Trust are also running a campaign to get fans to invest from £1,000-£20,000 in community shares.

Two recent events at Fratton Park raised more than £50,000 this way, but fans can still invest. Contact for more details.

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin said: “We are a club owned by the fans for the fans and have a fantastic mix of supporters owning shares in the club.

“Our existing presidents have been a valuable source of opinion and assistance during this season and I look forward to working with them and any new presidents that may choose to come on board before the deadline on the current share scheme ends in July.”

And Catlin added that fans on more limited budgets are not excluded to playing their part.

He said: “In recent weeks we have launched our fanfunding scheme with to raise funds for two new pitches for the Pompey academy and we also now have our very own Pompey Lottery which is growing rapidly.

“Fans can take part in these schemes from as little as £2 per week for the lottery and just £10 to donate towards the fanfunding campaign, so everyone can play their part in investing in the club's future.”

Click here to donate to the fanfunding campaign visit and here to sign up for the lottery.

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