Fred invests in Trust’s bid for Pompey

Fred Dinenage
Fred Dinenage

TV presenter and local personality Fred Dinenage has joined the Pompey Supporters’ Trust bid to buy the football club.

Fred, a former Pompey director, will follow his daughter Caroline, the MP for Gosport, in making a pledge.

The Dinenage family has been keen supporters of Portsmouth Football Club, with Caroline and her mum Beverley travelling to away matches more often than Fred.

He said: ‘I would love to get involved with it, and so would my wife, because she and Caroline were real fanatics and went to every single away game.’

One bid to buy Pompey was this week being finalised by former owner Balram Chainrai’s firm Portpin.

Details are due to be sent to all Pompey creditors as soon as the bid is complete.

Meanwhile the Pompey Supporters’ Trust is continuing to appeal for pledges to its pre-share scheme.

The PST is hoping to lodge its bid in the next week or so, and is well on its way to its target number of pledges to do so.

To find out more, and for those who want to pledge more than the minimum, see