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)