BRISBANE MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB
The original Brisbane Manchester United supporters group was set up in September 2010 by an Irishman called Keith White. An Old Trafford regular and hard core United fan, he was shocked by the lack of United supporters and that no official supporters club had ever been set up, whereas Liverpool, Man City, Spurs and even the likes of West Ham and Stoke all had their own respective supporters groups.
With the help of two local United fans, Michael Doyle and Mark Budko, the original format of the group was set up and as they began to meet up regularly with a handful of other United fans for the big games and early Saturday kick offs.
Although the wheels were in motion the crew was still very small and for the games against the big clubs we were still embarrassingly outnumbered. In the final game of the season however United faced Barcelona in the Champions League Final and despite the result this night is always seen as the turning point for us.
A huge crowd of United fans turned up, and became aware of the group and wanted to get involved. Amongst them was Jed Riddy, an Oxford lad who shared Keith’s passion for United and vision for a more organised supporters group with greater numbers and more regular meet ups for games. In July of 2011 the group renamed and became the official Brisbane Manchester United Supporters Club (BMUSC).
(Taken from BMUSC Facebook)
MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB OF NEW SOUTH WALES
The Official Manchester United Supporters Club of NSW was formed by lifelong supporters, Fred and Ann Pollitt.
Originally from Manchester, Fred and Ann moved to Australia.Despite the distance, Manchester United was never far from their heart.
In 1994, Fred and Ann began to realise just how many Manchester United supporters were living “down under”. They soon got in contact with Manchester United to establish an official club which would promote the great name of Manchester United in Australia.
An official link was made and the club has gone on to become the largest Manchester United supporters club in Australia with over 2500 members.
(Taken from MUSCNSW Facebook)
MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB OF VICTORIA
The Victorian branch is fully affiliated with Manchester United Football Club at Old Trafford in England. The Supporters club is a non-profit club, with all money received used to cover costs.
The Red Army meets at the The Tower Hotel, Hawthorn at 1930 every 2nd Wednesday of every month for a bit banter and club news. To arrive at the Tower Hotel which is 15 minutes away from the Melbourne CBD, there is a carpark across from the pub, and there is a train station called Alamein, a good 7 minute walk as you turn left into Burwood Road from Auburn Road, see the Kebab shop and you are close by. You could also walk from close by Glenferrie station. We meet in a private room next to the bar.
United matches are also informally shown at the Charles Dickens Tavern in Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD.
(Taken from MUSCV’a Facebook page)
PERTH MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB
Perth Manchester United Supporters Club is the most recently formed club in Australia.
The club meets for matches at the Mt Henry Tavern and runs a number of social events.
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