FC United of Manchester FC United of Manchester FC United of Manchester Badge FC United of Manchester Pitch In

Football Supporters' Federation Awards 2009

The Football Supporters’ Federation Awards 2009 took place at the weekend and whilst the winners picked up their gongs, FC United received a special mention for our new season ticket price policy.

The FSF, which is the national supporters’ organisation with a membership of more than 140,000, awards prizes each year in three categories; Services to Supporters, Football Writer of the Year and Fans’ Publication of the Year. The winners were human rights organisation Liberty, Guardian journalist David Conn and Stoke City fanzine ’The Oatcake’.

Liberty received its award for sterling work in obtaining redress for the Stoke City and Plymouth supporters who had been prevented from attending their games by what has been accepted by police as unlawful use of Section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act.

Conn scooped the writer award for the third time, receiving nominations from the FSF’s membership and newspaper sports editors. Particular mention was made of his coverage of the ongoing fight for justice of the Hillsborough families and of his comparison of the ownership structures of this year’s Champions League finalists.

Chair of the awards panel, Ian Todd, commented: "Although there is no specific award for club good practice, we were pleased to commend Burnley Football Club who, on promotion to the Premier League, have promised to refund the season ticket cost of those season ticket holders from last season who had renewed by a specific deadline."??

And he added: "There was also recognition of the initiative of FC United of Manchester, who have given their fans the right to choose the amount they will pay for their season tickets in the coming season."??

FC United is a member of the FSF but individual supporters may wish to join too. Joining the FSF is your opportunity to make a difference. The Federation has regular meetings with the football authorities and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, discussing a wide range of issues, many of them placed on the agenda by the FSF to take forward our policies or in response to concerns raised by supporters.

Supporters can find out more information on joining the FSF by clicking here.

First Posted ~ 21:53 Mon 29 Jun 2009
News ID ~ 2294
Last Updated ~ 01:52 Tue 16 Feb 2021