A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. And for the members of the Hibernian Family involved in Let’s Work Together (LWT) they took that first step in the summer of 2012.
Board Members, Management, Supporters Organisations and Trusts, Former Players and rank and file supporters have created a partnership to work together for the long term future of the Club.
Members of the LWT Group meet on a regular basis to discuss ways in which the Club can improve. They have created a number of working groups to support management in creating a shared Club unity and vision, generate additional income to benefit Pat Fenlon’s player budget, improve supporter communications and gather supporters’ views on the big issues facing Scottish Football.
As Club spokesman David Forsyth explains, “There is a rich seam of untapped talent and experience within the support who are willing to invest their time and skills for the benefit of their football club.”
The involvement of club management is crucial to the success of the project which is why those who have decision-making responsibility have been involved from the start. This ensures that recommendations are acted upon and that LWT doesn't end up as yet another supporters’ forum which generates good ideas, but lack’s the resource to take them forward.
James Belton, one of the fans involved in the project, captures the sentiment, “It’s early days yet and we wouldn't want to overstate what’s been achieved. But we think that this new way of working together can have long term benefits for our Club rather than just a short-term PR effect.”