On Wednesday 21st June 2023, the Chairman of the CTSA, Mr Reuben Watt, along with two fellow CTSA board members met with the Co-Chairmen of Crawley Town Football Club, Mr Preston Johnson and Mr Eben Smith.
The meeting was hosted by the Head of Supporter Engagement of the Football Supporters Association (FSA), Mr Ashley Brown.
The discussion was led by the FSA and focused on assisting the parties to re-establish a direct and meaningful dialogue in order to serve the best interests of the football club and its supporters.
The parties subsequently explored ways to improve communication and the CTSA provided the Co-Chairmen with their advice on several issues, including those relating to the questions presented by CTSA members. The Co-Chairmen have since informed the CTSA that such advice is being followed on some of those issues raised.
Discussions will resume next month when the parties intend to continue efforts to restore relations and further explore areas in which the CTSA can assist high-level decision-making at the club.
A more detailed statement will be issued by the CTSA after the next meeting.
It is anticipated that a meeting will also be scheduled in the near future for the purpose of formally presenting questions from members of the CTSA and obtaining answers from the Co-Chairmen for publication or the Co-Chairmen will respond to such questions in writing.