The Bond Scheme
Background and History
The Bondholder scheme was launched in 1992 with the objective to fund the development of the Boleyn Ground. The Club sold just over 800 Bonds, and Bondholders enjoy a range of associated benefits as first intended by the Club, and also have the option of transferring their benefits to family members or putting their Bonds up for sale when they are no longer needed.
Useful Contact Details
To contact the committee directly, please email the dedicated Bondholder email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ticket Office has an email address for Bondholders only.
To contact the Ticket Office in respect of ticketing applications for specific games email email@example.com (generic issues should continue to be addressed through the normal email address above).
All Bondholders are reminded that the Club regularly investigates any malpractice regarding ticketing and to ensure the tickets purchased are not sold onto any third party.
Bond Purchase and Sales
Anyone who would like to purchase a bond should contact the Committee on the email address above and will be added to the waiting list. It should be noted that in general only a small number of bonds are offered for sale. Any Bondholder wishing to sell their bond can also contact the committee who will provide the contact details of the next potential purchaser on top the waiting list.
Bondholder Executive Committee and Officers
At the 2018 AGM, all 12 Bondholders on the previous Committee stood for re-election and were voted in unopposed to continue for a further 12 months. Subsequent to the AGM, five executive officers were elected as follows:
Chairman – John Beavis
Vice Chairman – Mike Lee
Secretary - Martine Dodwell-Bennett
Minutes Secretary – Barbara Adams
Treasurer - David Playle
The Committee will continue their efforts through three focus groups:
1) London Stadium, Ticketing and Bondholder Benefits (lead Tony Barritt)
2) Bondholder Communication (lead Steve Applebee)
3) Bondholder Statutory Regulation (lead Martin Jessop)
West Ham United Official Supporters Board (OSB formally the Supporters Advisory Board)
The Committee is represented on the OSB by Steve Applebee and if you have an issue you want to be put to the Club's Board please send in your item to the normal email address above.
2018 Annual General Meeting
The 2018 AGM was held on 27th September at the London Stadium. On behalf of the Bondholders the Executive Committee would like to thank the Club for hosting the event, the Club representatives who gave presentations and responded to the questions raised and to Tony Cottee who answered questions from the audience giving an insight into both his playing and subsequent media careers (click here for 2018 AGM minutes).
2019 Annual General Meeting
The 2019 AGM will be held late September 2019 (the same week as last year’s event) at the London Stadium, notification of the date, time and other details will be advised in the normal way by a formal invitation letter to be issued approximately one month prior to the meeting. Included within the invitation will be the details of how any Bondholder wishing to stand for election onto the committee can submit their application.