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Who We Are

The Trust board is currently made up of nine members. Brief details of each are given below:

David Brown
Born and bred in Greenock , the first Morton team David watched included the legendary Jimmy Cowan and Tommy Orr and since then it's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride being a Morton Supporter. David lives in Gourock , took early retirement from IBM a couple of years ago, is married with 2 daughters and a grandson who will soon be old enough to have Saturday afternoon trips to Cappielow inflicted upon him. Who mentioned cruelty to children ?

Stuart Duncan
Stuart, a lifelong Morton fan, is a founding member and current Chairman of the Supporters Trust. Having watched the club deteriorate under Hugh Scott's ownership, Stuart investigated ways where the fans could have more say at Cappielow and thus the idea of a supporters Trust was born. Being involved in the Trust from the beginning Stuart worked with the Trust lawyers, fellow board members and Supporters Direct to organise the Trust set up. Like many other he sees the involvement with the community as a prerequisite if the club is to succeed. Stuart also recognises the importance of promoting youth football both at the club and in the community and is hoping the Trust can forge better links with community groups who will both support football development and promote Morton Football Club as the club of choice.

Danny Goodwin
Although He was brought up in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Danny spent the first three years of his life in Patrick Street, Greenock. If he didn't behave himself his father took him to Cappielow as punishment, so he's been supporting Morton since around 1963/64. Due to his work as a police officer he missed many Saturday Morton games due to shift-work, although since his retiral through a back injury 5 years ago he has only missed a couple of games. He has been to a few pre-season tours of Scotland, Northern Ireland and also travelled to Finland to watch the 'Ton pre-season in 1995. The former fanzine editor of 'The Cappielow Bugle', Danny was a severe critic of the previous chairman during his reign at Cappielow.
He also follows Scotland around the world and has travelled everywhere from Mexico to Bulgaria and most countries in between. He is the secretary of the West of Scotland Tartan Army.
In his spare time he does some voluntary driving and is involved in transporting patients to and from hospital. It is a pleasure to be involved in the Morton Supporter's Trust, especially in connection with its involvement with the local Inverclyde Primary schools project, and He hopes to steer more than a few kids to Cappielow instead of them casting their eyes to Glasgows gruesome twosome!

Iain McColl
Iain is the youngest member of the 'Trust board at 26. He has recently graduated with distinction in Media Technology from the University of Paisley. No-one can imagine how difficult it must have been going up there every week while we were getting relegated last season.
As with many Morton fans Iain is a fully fledged member of the Tartan Army having travelled to many Scotland away matches. His most recent adventure was in Belgium.
Iain is also a keen collector of Morton memorabilia and programmes including programmes from the 1948 Scottish Cup Final and 1963 League Cup Final along with other items dating back as far as 1912.

Jim McColl
Jim lives in Skelmorlie and has 2 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom are active Morton fans. Jim took early retirement from IBM in early 2002. He has been involved with the Supporters Trust since the beginning and represented the Trust throughout the negotiations during the period of administration. Since the new regime took over he has represented the Trust as a director on the board of Greenock Morton Football Club.

Roddy McDowell
Roddy is part of the Aberdeen based members group and has been actively involved with recruiting many members to the Trust, as well as collecting on behalf of the Club as a lottery agent. It was he who wrote to Chick Young inviting him to join the Trust, and he has also organised several hospitality days out inviting many non-Inverclyde based members, including supporters of rival clubs, to make the trip to Cappielow. Being yet another lifelong fan he sees the events of the past few years as a wake up call to all Morton fans in that the only way to sleep easily is in the knowledge that GMFC is owned by Morton fans. He sees youth development as being crucial to the future of both Morton and Scottish football and is delighted that it is very much a part of the GMST mission.
Roddy has been tasked with dealing with any press/media issues and sees this role as a way to highlight the Trust and perhaps raise the awareness of the Trusts ideas and commitments to Greenock Morton Football Club and the development of youth football.

Eddie McDowell
Having run an unofficial Morton website since 1995, Eddie was co-opted onto the board to re-develop the GMST website as part of mortonunofficial.net. He has been a Morton supporter since 1978.

Brian Paterson
A diehard Morton fan of some 40 years, Brian travels from Glasgow to watch the Ton. He has also passed the "Morton bug" to various members of his family including both of his daughters.

Bryan Purdue
Those of you who are frequent visitors to the website will know Bryan as the resident stats man and "messageboard community policeman". Many will be unaware of Bryan's other background. Bryan is an assistant Cub Scout Leader for the 1st Gourock Scout Group, and is also the spokesperson for the Greenock Morton Disabled Supporters Club.

 

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