Cambridge Fans United
) is an organisation which represents the interests of fans of the English football
club Cambridge United
. It was set up in 2000 to give a voice to the fans, and has since become a major shareholder
in the football club using donations from supporters to finance share purchases. It is legally an Industrial and Provident Society
although it is set up as a not-for-profit
organisation, with any surplus in revenue reinvested in either share purchases in the club, or in its various running costs and projects.
In February 2011, CFU announced its plans to gain a controlling interest
in Cambridge United and to turn it into a Community Trust Club. This followed the news that the club's owners had put the club up for sale, citing the need for new investment
to take the club forward.
CFU was initially formed as a supporters group
to represent the views and interests of Cambridge United's fanbase
, and to allow the club's continued operation. It also aimed to give fans a voice within the club through gaining a seat on the club's board
, which they achieved in 2004 with the election of Brian Attmore as the first Fans' Elected Director.
After celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2010, CFU refocussed its attention to develop its vision for the next decade. It developed a Vision Statement sub-categorised into the... Read More