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Kit design competition for 2009/10

Unlike most football clubs, FC United is wholly owned by its members and it is the members who decide on major issues such as whether the club needs a new kit.

At this year’s General Meeting to be held on Sunday the 29th March 2009, members will have the chance to vote on whether a supporters’ competition is to be held to design the new FC United home shirt.

It is now two years since our current red home shirt was introduced, so this is traditionally the time to review whether it should be replaced. At the same time, the contract for our kit supplier is due for renewal at the beginning of season 2009/10. Tenders have been requested and Tempest are not included in this process, therefore next season’s shirts will be made by a new supplier, irrespective of the design.

We have ensured all companies tendering will be prepared to make shirts to our own design, including to the current designs if required, but the Board strongly supports the idea of replacing the home shirt. Therefore, as before, we would like to give supporters the opportunity to design the club’s new home playing kit.

We are aware that members may vote against a design competition, but due to time constraints for the manufacturing process we are pressing ahead with the competition before the vote takes place.

The competition is open to supporters, of any age. A panel including manager Karl Marginson will decide on a shortlist of designs, which will be revealed at the General Meeting on Sunday 29th March 2009. If the members vote for a new design at the General Meeting, a further announcement will be made on the voting process.

The closing date for designs is 5.00pm, Tuesday 24th March 2009. A design template is available for download here. All designs should be sent into the club offices by post or by email:

By post:

FC United
Hope Mills
113 Pollard Street
M4 7JA

Or by email:

[email protected]

Good luck with your designs!

03-03-2009 at 14:04

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