Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FC United looks to push on with This Creative


FC United of Manchester, the member-owned football club founded by fans, is working with This Creative as it looks to raise money to build its own stadium.

Established by disillusioned Manchester United supporters in 2005 following Malcolm Glazer's takeover of their club, FC United is now in the seventh teir of English football and currently plays at Bury FC's ground, Gigg Lane.

The not-for-profit club said it needs to save for its own ground to progress further and enlisted This Creative to create posters - plastered around town - and a brochure - handed out at matches - to raise awarness of its 'development fund'.

The Manchester agency is also promoting the team's FA Cup fixtures - the side is one game away from potentially facing professional league clubs in the next round - and it will handle a Christmas campaign.

Warren Lomax, This Creative's co-founder, said: "We are really pleased to be working with Andy Walsh (general manager) and FC United and are hoping to be stood side by side with them as the club progresses further up the football ladder.

"We believe 100 percent in what FC are all about and on the plus side, it gives me a work-based legitimate excuse to continue the fantastic Saturday days out at FC!"