United joins Co-ops UK

FC United of Manchester, the football club set up by disaffected and disenfranchised Manchester United fans, have become members of Co-operatives UK. 

The club, which plays in the UniBond Football League, have been an Industrial and Provident Society since the club’s first EGM in July 2005.

Club members have a policy of one member, one vote on issues ranging from electing the board, setting ticket prices, deciding how much membership will cost, choosing how often the team’s playing strip will change and whether it will carry a sponsor or not.

Dame Pauline Green, Chief Executive at Co-operativesUK, said: “I am very excited to welcome FC United into the membership of Co-operativesUK. The club has been very successful since its inception and demonstrates how the co-operative model of business can be used in a wider range of business situations, from running shops to sports clubs.”

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