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Thank you to all our volunteers and fundraisers

As the domestic season for our men’s, women’s and Academy teams comes to an end, we want to say a massive thank you to our army of more than 200 volunteers who have dedicated thousands of hours, and everyone who has donated much-needed money, to our club this season.

From Board and committee members, to our office staff, match day volunteers and hundreds of hardworking people who keep the club running behind the scenes for the love, not the money, we couldn’t have done it without you. 

We’re grateful and proud to have so many people involved in this thing of ours, giving up their time and expertise for free. There are too many people to name individually but you all know who you are, and we hope you’ll enjoy the summer break before coming back ready to celebrate our 20th season together. 

If you’re interested in volunteering for FC United, check out the latest opportunities here and/or email volunteer@fc-utd.uk

The amount of fundraising that has taken place this season has been phenomenal too. The team behind Fund the Foundations has raised £20,000, supporters and players raised more than £13,000 for the fundraising friendly that never was, and there have been numerous other projects including our marathon runners, and supporters who donated towards equipment such as a new washing machine, widescreen TV, and Owl webcam. We thank you all for your incredible generosity. 

Roy Williamson 
We also want to say a special thanks to Roy Williamson, who has stepped down from his role as Disability Liaison Officer after several years. 

Roy said: “Having overseen the Disabled Supporters Association for several years, I’ve decided that it is time for me to step away from my role within it for a number of reasons but primarily because I had some health issues last year. I feel that the DSA has an opportunity at this juncture to be reinvigorated amidst the community work that Jennie is overseeing, and the developments being made with the communications team at the club.

“FC United of Manchester was one of the first non-league clubs to sign up with Level Playing Field (LPF), the national charity representing disabled supporters of all sports. I think we were indeed the first club at our level to do so. Following an initial meeting of disabled supporters, their families and carers in October 2016 we launched the DSA the following year. Members of LPF staff came to celebrate the launch with us. Since then, we’ve supported LPF whenever we can, mainly by joining in with their weeks of action where we have organised events such as disability team matches.
“My role has also been to respond to queries made to the club usually asking about attending a match.  Occasionally, I have dealt with complaints and liaised with the club on behalf of disabled supporters, but thankfully there have been very few of those. In arranging for supporters to attend games I have been greatly assisted by office and reception staff, especially Jane and Viv and more recently by Angela in her role as steward.” 

Roy also spoke with proud about the achievements of FC United’s disability football team. He said: “We also ran disability football teams managed by Tom Conroy which resulted in a trophy being won at St George's with our victorious players attending the following FA Cup Final as a reward for their efforts. Unfortunately, City were playing in that cup final but I know the team enjoyed their notoriety nonetheless!”

Roy added: “Thanks to everyone who has helped me with the DSA over the years.”

Thank you Roy! Your hard work and dedication over the years has been greatly appreciated. You will be hugely missed. Roy is an incredibly hard act to follow, but if you’re interested in helping the Disabled Supporters Association, please email volunteer@fc-utd.uk 

First Posted ~ 11:31 Mon 6 May 2024
News ID ~ 9880
Last Updated ~ 12:08 Mon 6 May 2024