29/08/2009 09:00, Report by Nick Coppack
Fans' forum: Have your say
Join the 2009/10 Fans' Forum
Fancy sharing your thoughts on the Old Trafford experience?
The Fans’ Forum allows matchgoing supporters the chance to debate club policies and suggest how to improve them. The group is made up of 15 fans, with one seat reserved for a member of the Manchester United Disabled Supporters’ Association. The other 14 chosen to serve on the panel do so for two years. Sport England selects candidates at random from fans’ applications and also provides independent secretarial support for the Forum’s activities.
To reflect the varied sections of the Club’s fanbase, representatives are drawn from Season Ticket holders (3 members), One United Members (3), branches (3), box/executive members (1), 16 to 21-year-olds (1), over 65s (1), adult Family Stand Season Ticket holders (1) and a resident of Manchester, Salford or Trafford.
This year, Sport England are seeking one adult Season Ticket holder, two adult One United members, an Over 65 One United member or Season Ticket holder, one Exec facility holder, an adult Family Stand Season Ticket holder and local One United member whose main residence is in Manchester, Salford or Trafford.
Forum meetings are held in the afternoons of non-matchdays to give adequate time for discussions. The sessions are usually held the Friday before a weekend home fixture. Reasonable travelling expenses will be paid by the Club to allow members to attend meetings. David Gill, chief executive of Manchester United, chairs the Forum. His involvement underlines the importance the Club attaches to these talks. All members are encouraged to speak on each issue.
If you want to be part of a body that has helped shape Club policy on matters such as away ticket allocations and discounted season tickets for the over 65s, please email email@example.com
with the following information: Name, Date Of Birth,