Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Fan to design Rebels shirt

Source: M.E.N.

Stuart Brennan
27/ 3/2007

NON LEAGUE FC United will change their home shirt next season - and one of their fans will design it.

The club's members voted 89 per cent in favour of ditching the original design after two seasons and bringing in a new kit for next term. Now the club are running a competition to come up with a new one.

Members narrowly voted down a proposal that the training kit should carry a sponsor's logo, in line with the policy that the first-team shirts should also be free of advertising.

But as the club seek to raise funds for their own stadium and to help them progress through the non-league pyramid - they are on course for promotion to the UniBond League - members decided it was time for a new home shirt.

"Unlike most football clubs, FC United are wholly owned by their members, and it is the members who decide on major issues, such as whether the club needs a new kit," said board member Scott Fletcher.

All designs should be sent to the club offices at 221 Ducie House, Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JW or emailed to: office@fc-utd. co.uk by April 5 (5pm).