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This club is your club??? Become a member today

FC United of Manchester is different from the vast majority of football clubs in England because it is owned by its membership. That principle, which is enshrined in our constitution, means it can never be bought by an individual or a company, but is fully owned and run by our supporters.

We strongly believe that all football clubs should be owned and controlled by fans and we hope our club demonstrates a good example of how it can be successfully achieved. Therefore, we’d like to encourage everyone who agrees with our aims and ethos to join us as a member. So if you’re not a current member, why not sign up today?

By putting supporters at the heart of our club, we’re showing that fans can have a powerful say in the way football should be run. The more members we have, the louder our collective voice will be. We may be four years old this summer but it’s never too late to join us.

Successful clubs like FC Barcelona are organised on the same democratic ownership basis so great things can be achieved by supporter run clubs. It may take us time to get the 100,000 plus members that Barca have but ’from the smallest acorns’ and all that.

All money raised by FC United from membership fees is reinvested in the club, providing services for members and carrying out a variety of development work in the local community and beyond. No ’fat cats’ or shareholders get any of our members’ money and FC United is a not for profit organisation.

Our members vote on all the important decisions which affect the club - ticket and membership prices, who sits on the Board and how often we change our playing strip and even what it should look like when we do. We don’t pick the team though, we leave that up to our manager and three promotions in our first three years seems to suggest he knows what he’s doing.

By contributing through an annual membership fee - just £10 for adults and £3 for juniors - members are contributing not only to the club and its future, but also to our vision of changing the way football is run and returning it into the hands of ordinary fans. Members also have an equal share in ownership of the club. That’s not bad; you could co-own a football club for a tenner.

It’s easy to become a member and you can do it today by e-mailing membership@fc-utd.co.uk or by sending a cheque payable to FC United to:
Membership, FC United of Manchester, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard St., Manchester, M4 7JA.

You can also join online through the club shop - here

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First Posted ~ 00:51 Thu 2 Jul 2009
News ID ~ 2284
Last Updated ~ 12:36 Mon 21 May 2018