My first game was back in 2002, when my company sponsored the match ball in a pre-season friendly against Spurs. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially as the mighty U’s thrashed Spurs 5-1. I should add here that I was born near Tottenham, so they were my team growing up…. but still, I was thrilled for United and came away thinking this was the place for me to bring my then 4 year old son who was desperate to go to a live football match. We started attending regularly during the 2002/2003 season, we found our place sitting in the main stand in front of Mark Johnson and Steve Line brilliant for us as new supporters, as you could hear the commentary and get familiar with all the players names. We stayed there for a good few years but now we sit amongst the passionate ones in C Block!
My hope is for United is growth, in terms of better performance on the pitch, bringing in greater number of fans, leading to a better match atmosphere and a new or much improved stadium. In growing, we must continue to be a community club and keep a good relationship with our fans, which is one of the reasons I joined CFU and now the CFU Trust Board, so I can play my part in keeping that relationship between club and fans on track.