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Latest News from the Dundee United Supporters Foundation.

Tommy McKay – Latest Honorary Member

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As the DUSF is a fan run organisation we felt we should have a fan as our next Honorary Member so we are delighted that Tommy McKay has accepted our invitation

Tommy, from Monifieth lost his leg at the age of nine to bone cancer, and he exploded on the scene last November when a video of his fantastic lobbed goal during a half time challenge at a game versus Dunfermline went viral. His spectacular chip over the keeper even won the SPFL goal of the month.

Since then Tommy has helped raised the profile of amputee football in Scotland has been instrumental along with the United Community Team in setting up the first Dundee United amputee team.

Tommy’s great year was capped when he was picked for Scotland’s first international fixture against Holland in October. His ‘can do’ attitude is a great inspiration to us all, and he has been a great ambassador and role model for all Arabs and the club. We are proud to have Tommy as our latest Honorary Member .

Tommy said “I don’t know what to say, I’m speechless. I’ve never had such an honour in my life. I think the work that the Foundation people are doing is essential to the future of our club, and I’d encourage all United fans to get in touch with them to find out more. I’d love to take up the  invitation even though to be amongst such esteemed company is something I don’t deserve.”

See Tommy in action here;

Spread the Word

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If you can help raise awareness of the DUSF
by putting up a poster in your local pub, club
or shop etc please email us  and we can send
you a few posters and leaflets.
Many thanks.

FINN AND WILLIE SIGN FOR UNITED!

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We caught up with Honorary Members Finn Dossing and Willie Pettigrew last week to ask them to sign the 50 plus Founder Member Certificates for the packs that are being put together.

Both were very interested on the progress of the Foundation and are keen to help out in any way they can. It was great to hear from two real gentlemen and true legends of the past that still have a deep affection for Dundee United, and we are extremely grateful for their support and encouragement. Thanks guys!

To join Finn and Willie just go to our Pledge page now.

FAMILY OF DEREK ROBERTSON ANNOUNCED AS LATEST HONORARY MEMBER

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We are thrilled to announce that the family of the late Derek Robertson have agreed to become the fourth Honorary Member of the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation.

Derek in his 13 years at Tannadice, earned the respect of everyone at the club from Directors, players, employees and of course all United fans. He was a Founder Member of Arab Trust and was the driving force in opening up share ownership to fans. When appointed to the Board he brought great integrity and financial acumen to his position as Director. However it was his ability to communicate and resonate with the supporters that most United fans will remember him for. He became a vital link between the boardroom and the fans in the stands.

The DUSF are immensely proud that Derek’s wife Sheila and their daughters Lyn and Caryn have agreed to accept our invitation of  Honorary Membership, it means a lot.

Sheila said, “Derek was always a passionate advocate of supporters being involved in the running of their football clubs. I am sure he would have been fully behind the aims and objectives of the Foundation and on behalf of Lyn, Caryn and our grandchildren Lauryn, Ethan and Owen Derek we are delighted for the Robertson family to be an Honorary Member. It is a great tribute to Derek’s love of Dundee United and his work on behalf of the fans of the Club”.

The Robertson family join other Foundation Honorary Members , ex-players , Finn Dossing, Willie Pettigrew and Billy McKinlay.

DUSF Founder Membership

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We now have more than 40 Founder Members who have signed up with the Foundation. Many thanks to all of them for their support, Founder Membership will remain open until 11th September (a day we all remember) and it would be great to get to 5-0! So if you are interested please message or email us at info@dusf.scot for an application form or visit https://dusf.scot/founder-members/

A big thanks also to those of you that have joined the Foundation through our web site. If you would like to become a Member please visit our site atwww.dusf.scot where you can make a monthly pledge.

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Supporters lay Foundation for financial stability at Dundee United

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As any football fan knows, the best ideas always come to you while sitting in the pub having a pint after a game.

With that undisputed fact in mind, we should all raise our glasses to toast the new Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation.

Seven ordinary United fans gathered in Frews Bar in the city as their beloved Tangerines headed towards relegation and contemplated the dire financial consequences that come with it.

There was anger and disillusionment among the wider fanbase about how the club was playing on the park and being run under chairman Stephen Thompson, culminating in protests during and after matches.

Rather than just mump and moan, though, these diehards decided to be positive and constructive.

Taking inspiration and valuable advice from the much-admired Foundation of Hearts, they formed a seven-strong steering group and put their plan into action piece by piece.

With the endorsements of legendary ex-players Finn Dossing, Willie Pettigrew and Billy McKinlay secured, the DUSF is being formally launched tomorrow at City Quay in Dundee and over 100 people are expected to attend…

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Thank you for the support

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We have been bowled over by the support we have received thus far and are delighted by the level of founder members that have joined in the last couple of weeks. We are also really pleased to have reached another milestone – we are now over 1,000 likes on Facebook! Thanks for all your support and keep your eye on our Facebook page as we will have more information coming your way soon, the DUSF Steering Group.

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Meeting with the Club Board

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Two members of the DUSF Steering Group met with the club Chairman and Directors on the 2nd of June along with representatives of the other Dundee United Supporters’ organisations.

It was a constructive meeting and we will share the minutes once they have been issued.

The Board were very interested to find out more about the Foundation and we will arrange a future meeting where we can discuss the aims and objectives in more detail.