The Ownership Structure of Nationwide League Football Clubs 2002-03

Appendix 1
34 Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Wycombe Wanderers 0 Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. A company limited by guarantee. Further detail Section V. York City 1 York City Football Club Limited. Source Incorporation documents. Controlling interest is York City Supporters Society Limited. Further detail Section V.
33 Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Torquay United 491,995 ~790 361,424 (73.5) 89.1 The Torquay United Association Football Club PLC. Source AA2002, AR2002, AR2000. Tranmere Rovers 250,000 ~450 148,774 (59.5) 30 Tranmere Rovers Football Club Limited. Source AA2001, AR2001. Walsall 50,000 ~950 32,989 (66.0) 68.6 The Walsall Football Club, Limited.  Source AR2002. Watford 1,072,722 1141 1,028,526 (95.9) The  Watford  Association  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  Parent  company  is Watford  Leisure  PLC;  ISC  £5,283,083,  2014  shareholdings.  Source  AR2003  (PLC). Further detail Section III. Wigan Athletic 131,250 ~645 113,185 (86.2) Wigan Athletic A.F.C Limited. Source AA2002, AR1997, AR2002. Main holding Whelco Ltd. Wimbledon 160,000 ~250 153,740 (96.1) The  Wimbledon  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2002,  AR2000.  Immediate  parent company  is  The  Wimbledon  Football  Club  (Holdings)  Limited;  ISC  of  £148,943,  2 shareholders 1 of which, 99.9%, is held by Blantyre Ventures Ltd, company address in the British Virgin Islands. Source AR2002 (Holdings) Wolverhampton Wanderers 3,000,000 1 Wolverhampton  Wanderers  Football  Club  (1986)  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  Immediate parent company is WW (1990) Ltd; ISC £10m, 1 shareholder Wend Investments Limited, based in Nassau. Source AR2003 (WW(1990) Ltd). Wrexham 4,995 ~200 3934 (78.8) 79.1 The  Wrexham  Association  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2003,  AA2002,  AR2000. Parent   company   is   Memorvale    Limited   (Waterlow   Nominees    Limited);   Source Incorporation documents (Memorvale Limited).
Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Sheffield United 1,498,332 ~475 1,441,500 (96.2) The  Sheffield  United  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  ISC  is  Ordinary, Preference,  Deferred  Shares  2019,  and  Deferred  Shares  2022.  Parent  company  is Sheffield  United  PLC;  ISC  £8,963,848,  8,950  holdings.  Source  AA2002  (PLC) AR2003 (PLC). Further detail Section III. Sheffield Wednesday 2 1 Sheffield    Wednesday    Football    Club    Limited.    Source    AR2002.    Sheffield Wednesday  PLC  is  the  parent  company;  ISC  £17,184,553,  is  Ordinary  5p  shares and  Special  80p  shares;  Ordinary  Share  Capital  is  £2,500,328  largest  £269,920 (10.8%), board 33%, 2905 shareholders. Source AA2002 (PLC), AR2002 (PLC). Shrewsbury Town 664,778 ~500 152,763 (23.0) 56.3 Shrewsbury Town Football Club P.L.C. Source AA2002, AR2001. Southend United 156,697 ~440 119,702 (76.4) 83.6 The  Southend  United  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2003.  Direct  parent company is South-Eastern Leisure Co Limited; a company registered in the British Virgin Islands. Source AA2002, AA2002 (South-Eastern Leisure Co Limited). Stockport County 500,000 ~630 490,691 (98.1) 98.8 The Stockport County Association Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. Change of ownership anticipated July 2003. Stoke City 642,739 ~200 381,308 (59.3) Stoke City Football Club Limited. Source AR2002, AR2000. ISC is aggregation of 6 classes of Ordinary shares and 3 classes of Preference Shares. Parent company is Stoke Holding SA, based in Luxembourg. Swansea City 418,500 7 111,500 (26.6) Swansea City Football 2002 Limited. Source share allotments 2003. Swindon Town 2,250,000 ~3440 915,115 (40.7) Swindon Town Football Company Limited. Source AR2001.
Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Queens Park Rangers 270,300 1 The  Queens  Park  Rangers  Football  &  Athletic  Club,  Limited.  Source  AR2002. Parent  company  is  QPR  (Holdings)  PLC;  ISC  £599,550,  in  the  region  of  5000 shareholdings, largest QPR Nominees Limited (25.7%) Source AA2002, AR2002 (QPR (Holdings) PLC). Reading 750,000 1 The Reading Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. Parent company is Reading Football   Club   (Holdings)   PLC;   a   company   with   ISC   of   £2,233,367,   ~500 shareholdings, largest is £2,199,545 (98.5%). Source AR2002 (Holdings), AR2001 (Holdings). Rochdale 68,856 ~235 7,286 (10.6) 36.0 The  Rochdale  Association  Football  Club,  Limited.  Source  AA2002,  AR2002, AR2001. Rotherham United 306,000 ~180 263,153 (86.0) The Rotherham United Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. Parent company is C.F.  Booth  Limited;  ISC  £50,000,  8  shareholders.  Source  AR2002  (C.F.  Booth Limited). Rushden and Diamonds 0 Rushden  and  Diamonds  F.C.  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  A  company  limited  by guarantee. Further detail in Section V Scunthorpe United 558,007 ~1730 150,000 (26.9) 77.4 Scunthorpe   United   Football   Club   Limited.   Source   AR2002,   AA2002.   Main shareholder   is   J.   Wharton   (Agriculture)   Ltd;   holding   including  in   boardroom figure.   J.   Wharton   (Agriculture)   Ltd;   ISC   £135,409   4   shareholdings,   Source AR2003 (J. Wharton (Agriculture) Ltd).
30 Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Oxford United 283,742 435 264,136 (93.1) Oxford  United  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2002,  AA2002.  ISC  includes Ordinary, Ordinary 1, Preference shares. Parent company is Firoka (London Park Ltd), 88.4% of ordinary share capital. Firoka (London Park Ltd); ISC £100,000, 1 shareholder. Source AA2002 (Firoka (London Park Ltd)). Peterborough United 3,264,688 ~315 3,250,612 (99.6) 99.7 Peterborough United Football Club Limited. Source AR2002 Plymouth Argyle 15,000 ~930 11,375 (75.8) 75.8 The   Plymouth   Argyle   Football   Company   Limited.   Source   AR2002,   AR1999. Parent  company  is  Plymouth  Argyle  Football  Company  (Holdings)  Limited;  ISC £2100, 5 equal shareholdings. Source AR2002 (Holdings). Port Vale Port Vale (Valiant 2001) Football Club Limited. 4 shares allotted to one individual April 2003. Source share allotment 2003. Portsmouth 1,000,000 3 999,980 (99.9) Portsmouth  City  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2003.  Majority  holding  is Trustees of The Milan Mandaric2000 Irrevocable Fund. Preston North End 2,082,214 1 The Preston North End Football Club, Limited. Source AR2003. Parent company is Preston North End PLC; ISC £3,295,679, main shareholding £861,082 (26.1%) is  the  Friends  of  Preston  North  End  Limited.  Source  AR2003.  Further  detail Section III.
29 Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Millwall 455,000 2 449,999 (99.9) The  Millwall  Football  and  Athletic  Company  (1985)  PLC.  Source  AR2003.  ISC includes Ordinary, 5% Cum Red Preference. Parent company is Millwall Holdings PLC; ISC £2,429,587, 42,800+ shareholdings. Source AR2002 (Holdings). Share issue summer 2003. Further detail Section III. Notts County Nottingham Forest 16,905,325 3 ~(75.0) Nottingham Forest Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. ISC includes Ordinary, Ordinary A, Ordinary 1 shares. Nottingham Forest PLC (5,196 shareholders) holds ~15%  of  the  ordinary  share  capital.  Source  AR2002  (PLC).  Parent  company  is CFFN   Limited;   ISC   £5,000,001,   2   shareholdings.   Source   AR2002   (CFFN Limited). Northampton Town 578,426 ~530 266,667 (46.1) The Northampton Town Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. Subsequent share issue 2003; largest holding now Premier Sports Development Limited (£386,500). Source share allotments 2003. Norwich City 333,750 ~950 Norwich City Football Club PLC. Source AA2002, Share Offer Document 2002, AR2002. ISC (fully paid) includes Ordinary, ‘A’ Preference, ‘B’  Preference shares, in  region  of  8000  shareholdings,  largest  (joint)  holding  61%  of  ordinary  share capital. Oldham Athletic 200,000 190,581 (95.3) Oldham  Athletic  Association  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AA2002,  AR2003. Change of ownership reported July 2003.
Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Kidderminster
Harriers
580,088 ~810 340,000 (58.6) Kidderminster Harriers Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. Immediate parent company  is  Homewave  Limited  a  company  with  ISC  of  £2,  1  shareholder,  FN Holdings Limited. Source AR2002 (Homewave Limited). FN Holdings Limited; a company   with   ISC   £3,480,   4   shareholdings.   Source   AR2003   (FN   Holdings Limited).  Subsequent  change  to  ISC  of  Kidderminster  Harriers  Football  Club Limited and share transfers. Source AR2003. Leicester City 4,200,000 40 250,000 (6.0) Leicester City Football Club PLC. Source share allotments 2003. Leyton Orient 747,000 ~630 583,163 (78.1) 84.9 Leyton  Orient  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2003,  AA2002.  ISC  includes ordinary, ordinary (2p paid), ordinary (partly paid). Parent company is Matchroom Sport  Limited:  ISC  £138,  6  shareholdings.  Source  AR2003  (Matchroom  Sport Limited). Lincoln City 1,205,587 ~1150 428,661 (35.6) Lincoln City Football Club Company Limited. Source AR2002. Main shareholder is Lincoln City Supporters’ Society Limited. Further detail Sec tion V. Luton Town Macclesfield Town 297,680 ~1400 100,000 (33.6) Macclesfield Town Football Club Limited. Source AR2002, AR2001. ISC includes Ordinary and Preference shares. Mansfield Town 275,055 ~160 265,657 (96.6) Mansfield Town Football Club Limited. Source AR2003. ISC includes Ordinary, Ordinary A shares and Community Shares. Parent company is Stags Limited; ISC £100, 2 shareholdings. Source AR2003 (Stags Limited).
Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Derby County 1,172,568 1 The  Derby  County  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  Immediate  parent company Derby County Limited; ISC £27,515,055, including Ordinary, Ordinary A  and  Preference  shares,  ~1230  shareholdings,  largest  (ordinary)  11,361,888 (50.5%)  Derbyshire  Enterprises  Ltd,  Source  AR2002  (Derby  County  Limited). Derbyshire  Enterprises  Limited,  ISC  £50,000;  two  shareholders  largest  £49,999 (99.9%). Source AR2002 (Derbyshire Enterprises Limited). Exeter City 39,683 ~210 24,794 (62.5) Exeter City A.F.C. Limited. Source AA2001, AR2002. ISC includes Ordinary and 5% Non-Cumulative Preference shares. Gillingham 470,051 3,330 349,167 (74.3) 75.0 Gillingham Football Club PLC. Source AR2002, AA2002. Grimsby Town 236,900 ~750 56,052 (23.7) 44.7 The Grimsby Town Football Club PLC. Source AR2002, AR1999. AA2002, ISC includes  Ordinary  (and  Ordinary  1,  Ordinary  2,  Ordinary  3)  shares.  Largest includes Ramsdens Holdings Limited. Hartlepool United 500,442 ~410 468,799 (93.7) Hartlepool  United  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  Immediate  parent company   is   Increased   Oil   Recovery   Limited,   a   wholly-owned   subsidiary   of Network  Drilling  Limited,  a  company  registered  in  the  Channel  Islands.  Source AR2002 (Increased Oil Recovery Limited). Huddersfield Town Hull City 1,316,001 1 1,316,001 (100) 100 The Hull City Association Football Club (Tigers) Limited. Source AR2002. Ipswich Town 8,316 ~740 1841 (22.1) 43.9 Ipswich   Town    Football   Club   Company    Limited.    Source    AR2002.    Main shareholding is ITFC Discretionary Trust and is included in the board figure.
Club Shareholdings Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) Carlisle United 144,891 ~540 135,036 (93.2) Carlisle United Association Football Club (1921) Limited. Source AR2002 Parent company  is  C.U.F.C.  Holdings  Limited;  ISC  £125,  3  shareholdings,  largest  £67 (53.6%). Source AR2003 (Holdings), share allotments 2003 (Holdings). Cheltenham
Town
107,151 ~310 12,873 (12.0) 70.9 Cheltenham Town Association Football Club Limited. Source AA2002, AR2002. Chesterfield 785,105 ~380 575,000 (73.2) CFC  2001  LTD.  Source  AR2002.  Majority  shareholder  is  Chesterfield  Football Supporters’ Society Limited. Further detail Section V. Colchester United 150,990 ~175 120,965 (80.1) Colchester United Football Club Limited. Source AR2003. Subsequent change to majority holding. Coventry City 100 2 Coventry City Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. £99 of share capital held by Coventry City Football Club (Holdings) Limited, a company with ISC £13,947, ~ 665 shareholdings, main holding-two,  £4308  (30.9%),  both  companies  registered in Channel Islands. Source AR2002 (Holdings) AR2001 (Holdings). Crewe Alexandra 100,000 860 25,750 (25.8) 63.6 The Crewe Alexandra Football Club Company, Limited. Source AR2002. Crystal Palace 10,175,000 1 10,175,000 (100) 100 Crystal Palace F.C. (2000) Limited. Source AR2003. Darlington 500,000 ~200 ~444,508 (88.9) The   Darlington   Football   Club,   Limited.   Source   AR2002.   Immediate   parent company  George  Reynolds  (UK)  Ltd.  ISC  includes  Ordinary,  Preference  and Def.05p   each.   Ultimate   parent   George   Reynolds   Ltd;   ISC   £500,000;   two shareholders largest £400,000. Source AR2001 (George Reynolds Ltd).
Brentford   FC   Limited.   Source   AR2002.   Majority   shareholder   is   Altonwood Limited;  ISC  £54,300,  1  shareholder  Altonwood  Holdings  Limited,  1  individual 100%    beneficial    interest.    Source    AR2002    (Altonwood    Limited),    AA2002 (Brentford FC Limited). Brighton &
Hove Albion
105,233 3 The  Brighton  and  Hove  Albion  Football  Club,  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  ISC figure is aggregation of Ordinary and Ordinary A shares. AR gives 3 shareholdings plus others with 6 shares between them. Ultimate parent company is Brighton and Hove   Albion   Holdings   Limited;   ISC   £4,537,630,   11   shareholdings,   largest £1,367,500 (30.1%).  Source AA2002 (Holdings), AR2002 (Holdings). Bristol City 1 1 Bristol  City  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2002.  Parent  company  is  Bristol City Holdings PLC, ISC of £2,442,490, ~ 3450 holdings, largest holding £608,666 (24.9%), board holding 87.1%. Source AR2002 (Holdings), AA2002 (Holdings). Bristol Rovers 121,260 ~580 39,809 (32.8) 72.1 Bristol  Rovers  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2003.  Largest  figure  includes GMH Dunford Trust. Burnley 42,427 ~1400 19,099 (45.0) 82.4 The Burnley Football & Athletic Company, Limited. Source AA2002, AR2002. Bury 2,515,362 ~470 ~2,208,882 (88.0) Small The Bury Football Club Company Limited. Source Creditors Meeting Report 2002, AR2002, share allotments 2002. Cambridge
United
651,257 ~400 110,000 (16.9) 57.1 Cambridge United Football Club Limited. Source AR2003. Cardiff City 2,016,004 1 Cardiff City Football Club Limited. Source AR2003. Immediate parent company is Cardiff City Association Football Club (Holdings) Limited; ISC £3,807,328, ~270 shareholdings, largest  is  Rudgwick  Limited  (82.9%);  a  company  with  ISC  of  US $100,000+£100,    2    shareholdings,    largest    99%.    Source    AR2002    (Holdings) AR2002 (Rudgwick Limited).
24 Shareholdings Club Issued Share Capital £ Nos Largest £ (%) Board (%) AFC
Bournemouth
1,106,502 ~35 2 (51) Bournemouth and  Boscombe Athletic Community Football Club  Limited.  Source AR2003. Parent company is AFC Bournemouth Community Youth Fund Limited, a company limited by guarantee. Further detail section V. Additional share issue in 2003. Barnsley Barnsley  Football  Club  2002  Limited.  Incorporated  October  2002  with  1  share (Cobbetts (Nominees) Limited). Change of ownership reported June 2003. Blackpool 30,000 ~200 28,588 (95.3) The  Blackpool  Football  Club  Limited.  Source  AR2003.  Parent  company  is  The Blackpool Football Club Properties Limited; 1,713,594 shares, aggregate nominal value  £1,  ~  300  shareholdings,  largest  individual  holding  is  1,604,694  (93.6%). Source AR2003 (The Blackpool Football Club Properties Limited). Boston United 600 ~160 298.75 (49.8) 18.3 Boston United Football Club Limited. Source AR2002. Subsequent board change and share allotments 2003. Bradford City 177,212 1 Bradford City AFC (1983) Limited. Source AR2003. Parent company is Bradford City Holdings Limited; ISC £65,223, ~ 330 shareholdings, largest £32065 (49.2%) –two, board holding 98.3%. Source AR2003 (Holdings). Brentford 2,000 ~220    1,207 (60.3) Nominal ~ denotes ‘approximate’