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Own a piece of FC history and raise money for our ground development fund

Own a piece of FC history and raise money for our ground development fund

On Tuesday 21st of April 2015 an emotional crowd of 3,588 packed into the Tameside Stadium to see a Greg Daniels goal seal FC United’s promotion from the Evostik Northern Premier League as champions at the 7th attempt. The historic 2014/15 championship winning season would end 1 month later with the reds finally opening our new Broadhurst Park home with a match against Portuguese giants Benfica. From the first friendly away to Shelley CFC in mid-July to the Benfica match in May, taking in trips to Blyth, Barwell, Belper and Buxton, the Rammy rattler, fish and chips in Whitby and a best ever run to the ΒΌ Finals of the FA Trophy which ended down on the Torquay coast, it was a season which will live long in the memory.

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To raise funds for our DF fund, which is making a crucial contribution to the redevelopment of our ground, the club will be giving you the chance to own the ultimate memento of that season as we auction and raffle the shirts our players wore. They’ve been washed so we can’t offer you Tommy’s blood, Jerome’s sweat and Wolfie’s tears but you can take home the shirts that won the league and took us to Broadhurst Park as Champions.

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Development Fund Auction:
Place your bids on the following numbered shirts (with players to have appeared in that position over the season):
1) Green home keeper shirt: Dave Carnell, Nick Culkin
2) White away shirt: Liam Brownhill, Dean Stott, Lewis Lacy, Andy Pearson
3) White away shirt: Greg Daniels, Lewis Lacy, Luke Ashworth, Chris Lynch, Scott Cheetham, Shelton Payne, Callum Byrne, Lee Neville, Andy Pearson
4) White away shirt: Dave Birch, Dean Stott, Chris Lynch, Lewis Lacy, Joe Fox, Callum Byrne
5) Home red shirt: Lewis Lacy, Luke Ashworth, Chris Lynch, Dean Stott, James Knowles, Greg Daniels, Tom Brown, Andy Pearson
6) Home red shirt: Luke Ashworth, Chris Lynch, James Knowles, Callum Byrne, Joe Fox, Shaun Connor, Andy Pearson
7) White away shirt: Matt Wolfenden, Callum Byrne, Greg Daniels, Tom Brown, Craig Lindfield, Shelton Payne, Frank Van Gils
8) White away shirt: Callum Byrne, Dave Birch, Matt Wolfenden, Joe Fox, Greg Daniels, Rory Fallon, Tom Brown, Shelton Payne, Tom Greaves
9) White away shirt: Tom Greaves, Mike Norton, Greg Daniels, Shelton Payne, Connor Bower
10) Red home shirt: Jerome Wright, Tom Greaves, Greg Daniels, Craig Lindfield, Callum Byrne, Matt Kay
11) White away shirt: Craig Lindfield, Tom Greaves, Matt Walwyn, Shelton Payne, Joe Fox, Matt Kay, Andy Welsh, Nelson Mota

As of now, bids can be made by emailing dfundraising@yahoo.com and leaving your name/contact details, bid amount and for which number shirt you are bidding or by filling in an auction bid form at the FC office Broadhurst Park on match days and non-match days Mon- Fri 9am-5pm or at the membership stall on match days. (Note: if you would like to remain anonymous please indicate at the time of bidding) The bidding will end on Wednesday February 14th at 8pm. The last day to enter via hand written auction forms will be after the office closes on the night of the Chorley home match Friday 9th Feb. Updates on the highest bids will be given on the members forum, FC website and the club’s social media. The highest bidders for each shirt will be contacted shortly after February 14th to arrange their payment to the Development Fund. Shirts will be available for collection at the ground or can be posted out.
All proceeds will be going to the FC United Development Fund.

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Development Fund Raffle:
To ensure no supporter shall be priced out, the following player shirts will go to a raffle which will be drawn after the home match against Gainsborough Trinity on the weekend of the 3rd March:

Green home keeper shirt number 13
Yellow away keeper shirt numbers 1, 13
Red home shirt numbers: 12,14,15,16,17,18
White away shirt numbers: 5,6, 12,14,15,16,17,18,19
Blue 3rd kit shirt numbers: 5,6,7,8,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19
We have a few extra raffle prizes including:
2008/09 Green Goalkeepers signed by Sam Ashton shirt (no number)
Signed Rob Nugent shirt
Lancashire County Cricket Club signed and framed full squad photo
2 places for ‘Match Day Dining’ at a future home match
2 tickets to the MPF2018 April 19th-21st (donated by Manchester Punk Festival) click here

Raffle tickets will be £2 each and can be bought at the FC office Broadhurst Park on match days and non-match days Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, at the membership stall on home match days and online from the club shop.click here
An announcement will be made shortly after the draw of the winning raffle ticket numbers. Shirts will be available for collection at the ground or can be posted out.
All proceeds will be going to the FC United Development Fund.

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Further info:
The club will be auctioning red number 9 shirt at this year’s gala dinner and white number 10 shirt at the end of season supporter night. Blue number 9 will be kept for a free end of season raffle open to anyone who has volunteered for the club this season (further details nearer the time). Red number 11 shirt will be kept for future display in the ground. Other shirts not mentioned have unfortunately disappeared. All players mentioned are to the best of our knowledge.

Players to have worn the reserve shirts are:
12) Mike Norton, Greg Daniels, Matt Wolfenden, Callum Byrne, Tom Greaves, Matt Walwyn, Shelton Payne, Dean Stott, Nia Bayunu
13) Nick Culkin
14) James Knowles, Callum Byrne, Joe Fox, Matt Walwyn, Tom Brown, Greg Daniels, Chris Lynch, Dean Stott, Frank Van Gills
15) Dave Birch, Greg Daniels, Tom Brown, Lewis Lacy, Jerome Wright, Matt Walwyn, Tom Greaves, Chris Lynch, Frank Van Gills, Scott Cheetham
16) Tom Brown, Matt Walwyn, Jerome Wright, Chris Lynch, Joe Fox, Dave Birch, Dean Stott, Connor Bower
17) Matty Wolfenden, Greg Daniels, Callum Byrne, Joe Fox, Rory Fallon, Matt Kay, Scott Cheetham
18) Matt Walwyn, Chris Lynch, Frank Van Gills, Stephen Johnson

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First Posted ~ 09:36 Fri 12 Jan 2018
News ID ~ 7748
Last Updated ~ 13:24 Fri 12 Jan 2018