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CUSG: Fans groups look to form SLO team

CUSG looking to form an SLO team

15 October 2018

Carlisle United Supporters' Groups are looking for Carlisle United fans to form a new Supporter Liaison Team.

The team will provide a visible physical and social media presence on and in the build up to home and away match days to engage with all fans.

The team will work closely with club staff to deal with issues and enhance the matchday.

If you’re interested or would like further information, drop a line to or on Twitter @CarlisleUtdSG by 26 October. CUSG are looking to have a list of interested fans compiled ahead of the next CUSG meeting on Monday 5 November.

Simon Clarkson, CUSG Chair, commented: “The matchday experience for fans starts when a game day out is planned. Supporters Liaison Officers will enhance this by providing good quality information for fans in advance of the game and then a warm, friendly presence at the ground on matchday. We see this as a vital role and one that if collectively we get right, could make a big difference."

The voluntary roles have achieved great success throughout the EFL and offer fans that are keen to be involved the opportunity to help other fans. A club based working space and a dedicated SLO email address will be made available by the club, alongside match day tickets.

John Kukuc, CUOSC Chair added: “The formation of the Supporter Liaison Team is a very worthwhile initiative - contributions by the fans for the fans. It is hoped that a team of volunteers, headed up by a main point of contact SLO will allow those who cannot commit endless hours to the role to still play a pivotal role in improving match day experience and communication with the club for fans. rep, Matt Spooner, added: “Fans are crucial to any football club – even more so for lower league clubs. Moving from a single SLO to an SLO and a team/support network offers more fans an opportunity to get involved and help improve things for fellow fans. We think it’s only correct that fans are given the opportunity to recruit for these roles.”

United's chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: “The supporters groups and club all want this to be a success. It is a real opportunity and it's great that it's the fans who are leading the way on it. They will set the role and put the team together. It is clearly important the club also plays a part too and we all work closely together. To do that, we will be dedicating a member of club staff to support and help so this makes the biggest impact possible."

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