At the Cardiff Blues board meeting on Thursday the first step towards having supporter representation was made as a working party was set up to explore the possibility.
A paper presented by the CF10 Arms Park Rugby Trust was considered at the meeting with chairman Alun Jones, chief executive Richard Holland and non-executive director Andrew Williams forming the working party to report back in January.
They will now speak to shareholders at the soon-to-be held AGM of Cardiff Blues Limited and engage with supporters groups, as well as speak to other sporting organisations who have similar arrangements around supporter representation at board level.
This will include the Scarlets, with the Crys16 Trust having a member observe board meetings in Llanelli.
Commenting on Twitter, CF10 Rugby Trust said, “White smoke has emerged from CAP Towers! All credit to the Cardiff Blues board who have responded positively to our proposal for a Supporter Director – a big step for the club. We’re not there yet, but the door is half-open. Chapeau to Dickie H for his support.”
Huge credit must go to the board of CF10 who have worked consistently since their formation in May 2016 to bring about governance changes at the Arms Park including getting supporter representation at board level.