As part of the #UnitedSince1912 campaign, the U’s are delighted to introduce the 12th Fan initiative supported by Mick George, which will see a Cambridge United supporter profiled on the Club website and in the match day programme, occupy the number 12 shirt and lead out the U’s at the Abbey Stadium on every match day in 2018/19!
The 23 supporters have been selected at random, having secured their season ticket ahead of the #UnitedSince1912 Early Bird deadline back in May.
The first 12th Fan for tomorrow’s fixture against Notts County is Ron Leach.
Congratulations Ron, you are the first winner of the 12th Fan and you will be leading the team out on the opening home game. How does that feel?
It feels great, and it is an honour really! It’s something different and I look forward it. I’ve been coming a long time, before we were in the football league. You used to be able to put your comments on the games in the local paper back then, by phoning the Cambridge Evening News. That’s how long ago that was. But anyway I shall thoroughly enjoy my day.
What are your best memories of supporting Cambridge United?
The first time I ever took my wife to a Cambridge United game, was around 1975-ish. We went to Peterborough, which was certainly an interesting place for her to start. After the day, I took my wife back home and I said, whether we won or lost you will never have learnt a whole new language! So that was very good.
Seeing us get through the Wembley matches and get back into the Football League was great.
Full interview in the match day programme, which also includes:
- Player Feature with George Taft
- Head Coach’s Notes – Joe Dunne
- Quickfire Q & A – Liam O’Neil
- Visitor’s Profile – Notts County
- Notts County Deadly Duos – Leigh Edwards
- 100 Years of Coconuts
- Football World – Mike Barnes
- Head Groundsman Interview – DR Dar-Little
- Around the Division – Neil Cole
- Ethos Community Hero – John Wroe
- Marvin’s Message – Junior U’s
- Stat Pack
Available for just £3, copies of the match day programme are available from sellers across the ground, the club shop and the CFU Van.
Tickets for tomorrow’s fixture are available online, in-store and over the phone by calling 01223 566 500. Tickets will be on sale in the ticket office, right up to kick off at 3pm tomorrow.