We are pleased to announce the 12th Fan and therefore leading the U’s out at the Abbey Stadium for tonight’s fixture against Salford City is Harrison Phillips.
The Club have continued the 12th Fan initiative for a second season in 2019/20, which sees one season ticket holder at each home match day rewarded for their support of the U’s.
The initiative, supported by Mick George, sees a Cambridge United supporter profiled on the Club website and match programme, feature in the U’s squad list as number 12 on the programme/teamsheet and lead out the U's at the Abbey Stadium on every match day in 2019/20!
You can read a preview of Harrison’s interview in the Amber Rambler here.
How long have you been supporting Cambridge United? What was it that hooked you to become a supporter of the club?
My whole family are U’s fans, my uncle Ben was always going to make sure I supported Cambridge United. Being 9 years old though I have not supported the club that long, my grandma and Uncle brought me to my first game at the Abbey when I was seven. I also remember them and my mum and grandad taking me to the play off parade too when I was little and one of the players throwing a scarf down to me from the bus.
Which stands have you watched the games from? Have you always been in the same place or have you moved around the ground?
I have sat up the back of the south stand for a game; I liked the good view of pitch. I like sitting at the back of the main stand. I find this area a good place to watch games from as it is not as loud and I feel safe in this area. It helps me with my autism sitting at the back of the stand away from the loud noise and at the back of the crowd.
What is your best memory of supporting the club and why?
I really enjoyed the Cambridge United Open day in pre-season, where as a player of one of the community trusts disability sessions I got to go with other children on the pitch & have a kick around with the players training. I also came down the ground one non-match day to have a look around as was feeling anxious attending matches and Ian Darler let me have ago at helping him drive the mower machine to cut the pitch, that was cool.
Read Harrison’s full interview in tonight’s edition of the Amber Rambler, available for just £3 across the Abbey Stadium and in the Club Shop. Also in tonight’s edition:
IAN MATHER - From the CEO
COLIN CALDERWOOD - Head Coach
SALFORD CITY - Away Profile
IDRIS EL-MIZOUNI - Player Feature
ELEVEN TO TACKLE – Quiz
DAVE MATTHEW-JONES – SLO
THE 12TH FAN - Harrison Phillips
AROUND THE DIVISION - Owen Mizon
MARVIN'S MESSAGE - Junior U's
HOT OFF THE HABBIN - Andrew Stephen
LIAM HUGHES - Mental Health
Match tickets available online here, and in-store right up to kick off at 7:45pm.