Deadline is looming for fans board
FOOTBALL: Time is ticking down until the deadline for nominations to the new Plymouth Argyle Supporters Board (PASB).
Anyone interested in putting their name forward for election must do so before Saturday, June 30.
Club president Chris Webb has urged the Green Army to make the most of the chance to have a say in the running of the Pilgrims.
Nomination forms, which must be signed by 20 Argyle supporters, can be downloaded from the club's official website, www.pafc.co.uk
The PASB will provide 'constructive challenge' to Argyle's statutory board of directors, who are led by chairman and owner James Brent.
It is hoped to convene the soon-to-be-formed PASB for the first time in October.
One of their main priorities will be to hold the statutory board of directors to account for financial and management decisions.
Six members of the PASB will either be nominated or elected by independent supporters groups.
Among those groups are the Argyle Fans' Trust, supporters club branches in Plymouth and across the country, and the Senior Greens.
However, fund-raising group the Green Taverners have opted out of the process.
A meeting of all the independent supporters groups is to take place shortly to consider how they will decide on their representatives.
Six other members of the PASB will be elected by all categories of club members for the 2012/13 season.
There will be four places in the general ballot, and one spot each for women only and 16 to 25-year-olds only.
Argyle fans rallied around the club during their desperate fight for financial survival in 2011 and Webb hopes there will be plenty of interest in the nomination process for the PASB.
He told Herald Sport: "Time is running out fast for people to be nominated for election.
"This is a unique opportunity in British football for fans to be involved at this sort of level.
"I think we have earned the right to dine at the top table and we have got to make the most of it."
ARGYLE will find out who their opponents will be in the first round of the Capital One Cup when the draw is announced tomorrow.
It will be the Pilgrims' first competitive match of the new season, taking place on the week commencing August 13.
The Football League campaign will not start until Saturday, August 18, two weeks later than usual, so it does not clash with the Olympic Games in London.