Federation AGM 2010
The Federation of Dundee United Supporters' Clubs held their AGM in the Snug Bar last Saturday with Chairman Shug Falconer presiding. After thanking the committee members and going through the usual formalities, Shug paid tribute to everyone at United for the best season on record since 1983. He complimented Peter Houston on the way he had turned the season round after some bad results following the loss of Craig Levein. The good relationship with the Board continues to flourish and the Fed is regularly consulted in matters relating to the fans. The support, both home and away, were also praised by the Chairman and he expressed optimism for the future.
There will potentially be more all ticket games this season and Federation affiliated clubs will be amongst those given priority. New clubs Ziggy's Away Squad and the Shakespeare Bar have recently joined and a group from Burntisland and Arabs Down Under are likely to follow soon. Shug stressed that any other clubs wishing to become affiliated have until 3rd August to register and pay their £10 fee. Other clubs are also reminded to get their fees paid as soon as possible.
Although not a fund raising organisation, the success of the Player of the Year event at Piperdam allowed a donation of £600 to UfK and a further £630 to the Youth Academy. Another £670 went to the Youth Academy from the proceeds of the successful Centenary Quiz.
The existing committee was re-elected (Chairman - Shug Falconer; Vice Chairman - Scott Innes; Secretary - Mark McMahon; Treasure - Barry Cairncross; Committe Members - Kara Griffiths, Barry McHugh, Paul Sheehan, Andy Crichton & Neil Jardine.
With the pre-season matches now confirmed Shug advised that around 50 members are planning to travel to Belfast and for the trip to Hull around 200 will be going down by bus.