Friends of Maine Road

Friends of Maine Road F.C

Are you interested in becoming a friend of Maine Road F.C.?

The club has been established 60 years and during that time has risen from being a Sunday League team for the Rusholme Branch of the City Supporters Club to playing in the Premier Division of the North-West Counties Football League. This remarkable feat entitles the club to state that since Manchester City left for Eastlands, Maine Road F.C. is South Manchester’s Premier Club.

Maine Road F.C. is proud of its football philosophy. Both the first team and the reserves are largely made up of young players who have been with the club for a number of years. The coaching staff have nurtured these youngsters; always improving their game, but at the same time ensuring that it remains enjoyable. With high intensity training and/or one or two games a week, it is only by hard work and dedication that the required standard is met. This is a formula that not only prepares these adolescents for the rigours of quality football, but can also go a long way to preparing them for the demands of life in general.

Following Manchester City’s move, we also take increasing pride in keeping the name ’Maine Road’ in existence. Most of our committee, coaching staff and fans are also active City Supporters, with many retaining their Season Tickets. We continue to play in sky blue and you will notice the resemblance between the Maine Road badge and the previous Manchester City crest.

Maintaining a football club at this level has become increasingly costly. The club has always had a number of core friends who have supported it by means of donations, sponsorship, advertisements and by attending the games. However, the brutal truth is that this is no longer enough. New initiatives are required.

The cost of becoming a ‘Friend of Maine Road FC’ is £25.00. We will acknowledge your contribution both in our programme and on our new web-site (www.maineroadfc.com). If you prefer your company to be named as a ‘Friend’, we will also add them to our links page. We ensure you are kept informed of developments at Maine Road by means of either periodically sending you a Match Programme and/or via e-mail. At approximately the same time next year we will ask if you would like to renew your ‘Friends’ contribution. We would, of course, welcome you to our games at Brantingham Road.

Maine Road F.C. has enjoyed 60 years of progress. We would like that to continue. If you, or your company feel you can assist us in this endeavour, we would really appreciate your contribution. To either become a ‘Friend of Maine Road’ or to contact us re: Player Sponsorship or Programme Advertising, please get in touch as per the details below.

Kind regards,

Colin Broadbent
Vice-Chairman – 07957 864 079
(You can also contact Dave Miller re: this scheme at Flat 6,The Grange, 36,Edgeley Road, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 9NQ 0161 477 3570, 07599472598, or djm68@fsmail.net)

A Very Big Thank You To:-
The Friends of Maine Road FC
John Timmons (ex-Maine Road FC, Hyde United, & Altrincham)
John Stapleton (National Broadcaster, Journalist and Big, Big, Blue)
Dennis Tueart (Ex-City and son used to play for Maine Road FC)
Fred Eyre (Broadcaster, Author, ex-MCFC)
Manchester City Former Players Association
Frank Carrodus (ex-Manchester City & Aston Villa – Choice Events Ltd)
Manchester City FC Supporters Club (1949)
Didsbury Branch (Manchester City Official Supporters Club)
Reddish Branch (Manchester City Official Supporters Club)
Dublin Branch (Manchester City Official Supporters Club)
Dave and Sue Wallace (‘King of the Kippax’)
David Lawson (Winsford United)
AKA 48 (Priestnall Vets and Griffin Wed-Nighters)
Dave Roberts (Kaye Mackenzie, Estate Agents)
Alex Channon (Manchester City Centenary Supporters Association)
Don Bryce (ex-Maine Road FC & Big Blue)
Dennis & Lesley Buckley (El Equipo Major & The Iron Lady–Latics Forever)
Mike Kellaway (Chorlton Blue)
Nick Brimelow (Big Blue, J.P.& Brimelow, Estate Agents )
Jim Cording (Ex Ashton Utd & Droylsden - Accountants, Devon)
Ted Broadbent (Born a Blue, Die a Blue)
Colin Nicholls (‘Mainemachine’ from our Forum)
Loraine Nicholls (Urmston)
Mark Jones (One of our Friends from FC United)
Nori Rucker (Manchester City Former Players Association)
Ron White (North Yorkshire Blue)
Ruth Harvey (Swinton)
John Golder (Ex Maine Road F.C. - Centre-Half, 1970’s)
Carole & John Barlow (c/o Alex Jay)
Chris Jay (Club Captain Alex Jay’s Dad)
Andrew Shaw (Director, Altrincham F.C. & Big City Fan)
Keith Williams (Highland Blue)
Paul Randall (Ex- Maine Road FC, 265Appearances)
Mrs Audrey Walker (‘Mam’ of Ian Walker - Maine Road Manager and Clubman of 631 Appearances)
Alan & George Walker-(The Famous Walker Bros-The Most Loyal Road Fans)
Emma Moorhouse (Maine Road F.C. From The Day She Was Born)
Gary Millar (Reddish Blue - In Memory of Colin Munro Millar)
Graham Hoy (Direct Advertising & Media)
Adrian Love (City & Tonbridge Angels (Kent) Fan
Heikki Toppila (City Fan From Oulu, Finland)
Phil Fallon (Ex-Maine Road F.C. Father Steve played For Us Too!)
Bernie Wilcox (Hale Blue)
Alan Watson (Musician & Golfer)
Albert Fletcher (Ex North Withington FC)
Andy & Sarah Longshaw (Macc Blues -www.blueskyline.com)
Kieron McGowan (Mayo Blue & ‘November1972Mayo’ from our Forum)
Chris Fretwell (Fletcher Broadbent Partnership -www.fletcherbroadbent.co.uk )
Chris Bird (Former MCFC Chief Executive & Life Long Blue)
Sid Blaine (Life Member -Barrow FC, City Through & Through)
David Wright (Chorlton Blue)
Tommy Harrop (Droylsden Blue)
Jon Pinnington (Wilmslow Blue)
Derek Parry (Colwyn Bay Citizen)
Roy Cheetham (Ex-Manchester City and now Sale Blue)
Derek Lowe (Widnes Vikings RLFC)
Bathroom Solutions Bristol (Largely Rovers)
The Olde Vic, Edgeley (Your Non-Swearing Real Ale Local)
Don McDonald (Ex-Road, Now in Norway)
John Acton (Exiled from Levenshulme now in Dongguan (China) Murray’s FC)

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Donations/Renewals should be sent to; Dave Miller, Flat 6, The Grange, 36 Edgeley Road, Stockport SK3 9NQ

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