Big Plans ahead for Oxford United Supporters
The Yellow Army has revealed it is working on plans to expand its supporter-led activities aimed at boosting U's fans match-day experiences and raising funds for United's next manager.
Members of the Yellow Army said final discussions are taking place that will see a wider 'working group' established to help encourage the collective work of United fans.
It will herald a new era for the Yellow Army building on its success since forming in the summer.
The Yellow Army has issued an appeal for more fans to get involved and help make a difference as the club enters a fresh chapter with a new first team manager due to be appointed.
Further details will be unveiled shortly, including new merchandise, bold match-day initiatives and fresh marketing projects.
The Yellow Army remains focused on its key goals of improving the match-day experience for United fans and fundraising. It represents and includes every U's fan and we all play a part.
Joe Nicholls, of the Yellow Army, described the move was the "logical next step" in the Yellow Army’s development and said it was hoped full details would be announced in the coming weeks.
He said: "The Yellow Army has gone from strength to strength since it was formed just six months ago.
“Highlights have included the Yellow Army Party, raising money for Dave Langan, the Big Walk, the partnership with the Oxford City Stars and working with the club to improve the bar and match day atmosphere.
“We’re in the final stages of our plans to take the Yellow Army to the next level and it is hoped it will result in an even better supporters collective that goes on to achieve even more for the club and fans. Some of the ideas some fans have are very exciting and we're looking forward to seeing them take off.
"The Yellow Army is everyone who supports Oxford United. Whether it's helping on match days, organising events to raise money, attending matches or listening to the radio or Yellow Player. We're all the Yellow Army.
“We believe that by encouraging more United fans to get involved, strengthening the working group and improving communication between fans, the Yellow Army will continue to improve."
The committee behind the 12th Man Fund has decided to leave the Yellow Army working group and will now return to its original roots and work independently to raise money for the club.
Mark Sennett, chairman of Oxvox, said: “This is a very exciting time for the club, we’re in a strong position in the L2 table and we want to make sure the supporters are all set to get fully behind the new manager when he is appointed.
"OxVox have a great working relationship with the Yellow Army - as we're all fans together and are all United."
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