The Jags Foundation
The Jags Foundation is a football supporters’ association, consisting of more than 1500 Partick Thistle fans (and counting).
Democratic members' organisation
We are a democratic organisation, run by and for its members.
Our leadership group (the board of directors) is elected by our members.
We are accountable to you and seek to represent the full diversity of the Thistle fanbase as best we can.
Representing and influencing
We represent our members as part of the new “corporate trustee” model of fan ownership at Thistle.
As of July 2023 we are a corporate trustee of the PTFC Trust, which holds 74% of the shares in the Football Club. Our members are also beneficiaries of that trust, making Partick Thistle a genuinely fan-owned Club.
As part of a transition to more permanent arrangements, TJF has direct Club Board representation. We are now the primary vehicle through which the Club engages and consults with Thistle fans.
By having a seat at the fan ownership table and the Club Board, we can advance the issues that matter most to Thistle fans, and improve the match-day experience.
We are a relentless fundraising vehicle to support the Football Club.
Our primary fundraising is done through membership subscriptions and donations, but we also sell Foundation merchandise (including Thistle Pins) and run other fundraising events and initiatives.
We have signed-up to a major commitment for the 2023-24 season. In addition to a £50k donation made in June 2023, the Foundation will donate £10k per month throughout the season.
This helps to put the Club on a more sustainable financial footing.
The one thing that every Jags fan can agree on is that we want the club to be more successful on the field, which means increasing income.
We do NOT see fan ownership as simply “business as usual”, just with a few new faces involved. Our ambition is to re-establish Partick Thistle at the top level of Scottish football.
Fan ownership isn’t about taking decisions on team selection. It’s not about deciding on the caterers.
Fan ownership is not an easy or a soft option, but it must give fans the decisive say in what the priorities should be for those managing the club day to day.
More fans = more money = better results.
The Jags Foundation can really help to build our supporter base.
With your help and support we can build the momentum and help the club get back to where it belongs.