Legends become Honorary Members

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Dundee United Legends become Honorary Members of DUSF

 

DUSF are delighted to announce that five players from the Dundee United FC 1983 Championship winning squad have accepted our invitation to become honorary members of the Foundation.

The DUSF Steering Group recently met with, Paul Hegarty, John Reilly, John Holt, Hamish McAlpine and Maurice Malpas to give them a bit of background information on the Foundation and to update them on current and future plans. Following the meeting they all agreed to support DUSF by becoming honorary members.

It’s a great privilege to have five members of the squad responsible for that magnificent achievement in 1983 as honorary members and we are hugely grateful for their support.

 

United Legends Q&A on Friday 14th May

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The Foundation, in association with Dundee Rep are delighted to invite you to a Q&A with United Legends:

Join Legends Maurice Malpas, Paul Hegarty, Davie Dodds, Hamish McAlpine and John Holt on Friday 14th May at 8:15. This is a free online event brought to you in association with DUSF and Dundee Rep.

You can also make a donation to our chosen charity partner Alzheimer Scotland. The event is open to members and non-members of DUSF. Also, don’t miss your last chance see Smile, the Jim McLean play which is streaming on-line until Sunday 16th May.

Click here to register for the Legends Q&A

DUSF hit £100,000 fundraising target

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We are delighted to announce that due to the support and fantastic backing from our 1,800 plus members, £17,500 will be transferred to Dundee United FC today meaning the target total of £100,000 that we set in January has been met. This has allowed DUSF to contribute much needed additional funds to assist the Club in their recovery from the financial impact caused by the pandemic.

In a recent period where the very soul of football has been under threat from corporate owners in England, Spain and Italy, this financial support that members have given to their Club in a time of crisis for themselves is truly remarkable and quite humbling.  It clearly demonstrates the passion and loyalty we all have for our beloved football club.

Our thanks to each and every one of our members, and we hope the Foundation can continue to grow in numbers and influence as we look towards ensuring a bright future for Dundee United FC.

This is the second tranche of £100,000 that DUSF has provided to the Club in recent months. Given the extraordinary season this has been, members voted overwhelmingly in January that money would be given to the Club to assist directly in COVID-19 recovery.

The first £100,000 transferred in June 2020 assisted the Club’s short-term cashflow, and will be re-assigned to a capital project when normality resumes. The next phase of our partnership will be to work with the Club and our members to identify enduring, sustainable projects that we would put to a future member vote for DUSF financial support. For example, a bricks and mortar facility that would enhance our capability to attract and retain high-quality youth academy prospects.

In addition to these funds transferred over the last 10 months, the Foundation has also raised money to support improved facilities for supporters with disabilities, local charities, and other fan-led projects. In total over £233,000 has been raised since DUSF was launched in June 2017.

We have seen recently with the European Super League proposals what can happen when that trust between fans and the boardroom breaks down. We are convinced that a growing Foundation can not only help the Club financially, but can also have a key role in developing a mutually beneficial Supporter/Board relationship.

Bob Servant announced as the first Foundation Ambassador

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After protracted negotiations that involved several bottles of Foundation 1909 Lager, we are ‘over the moon’ to be able to name the legendary Bob Servant as the first DUSF Ambassador. 

Mr Servant’s main role will be to “oil the wheels” behind the scenes as we strive to hit our end of April £ target.  Welcome aboard Bob.

DUSF unveil plaque to commemorate Club Founder

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The 6th Of April is the anniversary of the death of Pat Reilly. On that date, DUSF unveiled a plaque to commemorate our Club Founder.

When DUSF researched the life of Pat Reilly recently we thought it would be fitting if there was a permanent memorial to him.
So we approached Dundee City Council and received permission to erect a plaque on a bench close to his gravestone. We installed it on the anniversary of his death.

Arabs will now have somewhere to sit and ponder the meaning of life as they remember the Founder of our beloved football club. Without him, quite simply there would be no Dundee United Football Club.

98% of Foundation Members vote for funding proposal

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We are pleased to announce that the funding proposal put to Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation members in a ballot conducted over the last three days has been accepted. There was a turnout of 92% of the voting members with an overwhelming majority of 98% voting in favour of the proposal. This convincing result will allow the transfer of £60,000 to the Club to kick-start a campaign to raise a total target amount of £100,000. All income from DUSF monthly subscriptions and/or donations from current and new members will be transferred to the Club until 30th April 2021 or earlier if the £100,000 target is achieved sooner. Additionally, the arrangement agreed following the transfer of £100,000 in June 2020 will be extended by twelve months.

 

Joint Statement from Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation and Dundee United FC

 

United Owners, Director and Manager join the Foundation

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Dundee United Owners, Sporting Director and Manager join the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation

Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation are delighted to announce that Chairman Mark Ogren, Vice-Chairman Scott Ogren, Sporting Director Tony Ashgar and Manager Micky Mellon have signed up as Foundation Members.

This news further strengthens the partnership between DUSF and our Club.

Mark Ogren said “I was pleased to sign up as a member and would ask all United fans to join me, Scott, Micky and Tony as members if possible.

“During the difficulties presented by the current pandemic, we have enjoyed a strong working relationship with the foundation and as a Club we see that partnership continuing to grow. Joining DUSF is a clear way that our fans can help secure the future continued growth of our football club.”

You can read the full Club statement here

 

DUSF Members overwhelmingly vote for Club funding proposal

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We are delighted to announce that the funding proposal put to our members in a ballot has been approved. There was a turnout of 91% of the voting members with an overwhelming majority of 99% voting Yes. This convincing vote in favour will allow us to progress with the Partnership Agreement and the transfer of £100,000 to the Club as outlined in our proposal to DUSF members.

Joint statement released by Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation and Dundee United FC

 

DUSF Members AGM Thursday 12th September

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Attention DUSF Members. Please come along to our 2019 AGM next Thursday at 7pm if you can.
DUFC Managing Director Mal Brannigan and Sporting Director Tony Asghar will be in attendance following the formal business for a Q&A session.

Tea and coffee will be served and the bar will be open.

Agenda below:

1. Introductions
2. General update and review of the year
3. Financial update and approval of Accounts
4. Election of Directors
5. Looking to the future
6. Questions from members