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SLO: Our 23/24 season team

On duty around the ground on a match day

24 August 2023

Club News

SLO: Our 23/24 season team

On duty around the ground on a match day

24 August 2023

The Supporter Liaison Officer team started their third season in August 2023 with an ever increasing more ‘hands on’ approach as we head into the new season.

Click HERE to view the CUSG announcement about the restructuring of the SLO role in 2021.

Click HERE to view the SLO role specification article.

So, let’s introduce you to the 2023/24 team:

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Supporter Liaison Officer - Simon Clarkson

Tell us about yourself - I moved to Carlisle in 1985 and immediately started supporting the Blues. Work took me down south at the turn of the century where I joined the London Branch and ultimately became chair.

I returned to Carlisle in 2015 and became a season ticket holder in the Paddock. I was the chair of CUSG, which helped me develop relationships with reps from supporters’ groups and staff at the club.

Favourite player - Dean Walling.

What attracts you to the role - I like a challenge and this role will support another dimension to further improve the level of engagement between the fans and the club. I want to have open dialogue with fans, listen to what needs to be improved, and then work with others to make the match day experience better for fans.

Mobile – 07891 779 015

Email address – 

Twitter – @CUFCSLO


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Away Supporter Liaison Officer - Keith Elliott

Tell us about yourself - I’m local and have supported the club all my life. My best memories are from winning promotion and then playing the season in the first division. I’ve helped with the away travel for a number of years and attend as many away games as I can. I'm hoping for a successful season for the club and that we get the fans back in big numbers.

Favourite player - Peter Murphy.

What attracts you to the role - I love travelling to away games and want to help to make the experience for our fans as good as it can be. I intend to liaise with the host SLO and be able to share good quality and timely information for our fans, so that they enjoy their day. I'll be available in the ground should any issues arise.


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Meeter and greeter - Neil Park

Tell us about yourself - I’ve supported CUFC since 1968. As a teenager I saw our team grow, culminating in the awesome 74/75 season - top of the (Premier) League for a week! My best memories as a supporter are seeing Jimmy Glass score his legendary goal and going to the six Football League Trophy finals.

Favourite player - Stan Bowles.

What attracts you to the role – I’ve been doing the meeter and greeter role for five seasons and love it. To meet the fans on a match day and help in any way I can, is just me giving a little bit back for all the great times I have had as a supporter. I cover the Fan Zone and enjoy helping fans with any issues.


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Meeter and greeter - Jimmy Slater

Tell us about yourself - I have been a supporter since I was five-years-old. My best memory of supporting the Blues was watching Twinkletoes running on the pitch as a boy, and then travelling to the finals at Wembley. My favourite past manager was Bob Stokoe.

Favourite player - Hughie McIlmoyle.

What attracts you to the role - My usual match day area is the away turnstiles. I enjoy chatting to and helping away fans, who always seem to appreciate the chance to ask questions. It is great to be able to help fans who often have had a very long journey.


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Meeter and greeter – Nigel Hunter

Tell us about yourself - I was born in Carlisle in the late 50’s, with a strong family base in the Warwick Road area. My great aunt had been mayor of Carlisle, received the freedom of the city, and had a nursing home named after her. The affinity with Carlisle was strong from an early age. A move to Yorkshire at an early age did not ruin the chance of celebrating Carlisle being top of the old League One for a few matches. 30 years later, back in the north east, I was able now to introduce my son to the Carlisle United rollercoaster.

The conference play-off final became the catalyst to us both becoming season ticket holders. The joy of winning League Two was only enhanced by my son, being one of the flag bearers on the pitch, declaring us as champions.

Favourite player – Stan Bowles.

What attracts you to the role - Now in my retirement year it is wonderful again to reunite with the people and club that hold a special place in my heart. I hope I can be part of a team that once again sees Paul Simpson take the club to it’s true potential.


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Meeter and greeter – Iain McNee

Tell us about yourself - My first game was a 3-0 home win in 1973/74 against Notts County. I was lucky enough to have a season ticket during the 1974/75 season. My favourite game at Brunton Park was beating Newcastle 3-1 in 1982/83, and the most disappointing game was losing to Fulham 0-1 in the FA Cup Quarter Final in 1975.

Favourite player – John Gorman (past) and Owen Moxon (present).

What attracts you to the role - I enjoy volunteering at Brunton Park, meeting new supporters, and hopefully making their visit a little easier if I can help out answering any questions.

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