The Supporters Panel consists of six members plus a member of Supporters Trust OxVox
OUSP PANEL MEMBERS 2022-2023
Grace is 27 years old, lives in South Oxfordshire and has a season ticket in South Stand Lower. Grace is proud to be the #HerGameToo ambassador for Oxford United, working with OUSP and the club to raise awareness of the campaign and to represent women. Grace has long-term health issues and understands how debilitating chronic conditions can be. “I know how important having a love for something like football is” she said. “I have a strong interest in helping others and if that means helping people come to my club and watch my team then those are two of my favourite things.”
58 years old and living in Abingdon, Paul has had Spina Bifida since birth which results in him having to use a wheelchair. He has supported Oxford since about 1980 and has been a season ticket holder for most of that time. He presently has a season ticket in the North Stand and attends all home matches and some away. A volunteer at the Paralympics in London in 2012 Paul used to do marathons in his wheelchair having done about 25 with 12 of them being the London Marathon - he actually did the London Marathon on the morning of the Milk Cup Final wearing his Oxford shirt rushing across London afterwards to Wembley to watch the game.
Brought up in Oxford, and a United fan since her teens, Janine’s first job was selling 50/50 tickets in Beech Road and the Manor Club. Janine moved back to Oxfordshire with her family (all raised as true yellows) three years ago and is a season ticket holder in the South Stand Lower. Janine has worked in retail management, sales and marketing, customer support, and financial administration. She currently combines her duties as a carer with voluntary roles, including as secretary of OUSP. She is keen to contribute to improving communication between the club and our supporters.
Pete has supported the club for over 45 years, and welcomes the opportunity to take a direct role in helping it to grow and prosper. He has a great deal of experience both in terms of the skills he developed and used during his career and as a long-standing fan of the club. Passionate and enthusiastic with a genuine desire to make things better for everyone, Pete believes it is the ideal time to help make a positive difference. He particularly hopes to represent the older generation of supporters, those who have followed the club for a long time and may not always be fully engaged with the modern methods of communication such as social media. You’ll find Pete in the East Stand (right side!).
Henry is 26 years old, he has supported Oxford United from the same seat in the East Stand for the last 11 years. He is proud to be part of the heart of matchday atmosphere, and wants to work on improving this further. With the club aiming to make a step up next season, Henry believes that fans will play a vital part in this, and looks forward to being part of a well-organised supporters’ panel as an important bridge between club and supporters.
Dean has supported Oxford since moving to the area four years ago. He is an ex-professional footballer with 18 years’ experience in the corporate sales sector and more recently has developed a digital mental health and wellness platform. He brings extensive knowledge of mental health and wellbeing for the benefit of fellow supporters. Dean will bring his experience, creativity and energy to the panel, which he hopes will be a boost.Dean can be found in the North stand on matchdays, sitting with his 2 boys Sam who is 10 and Joshy who is 6.
You can contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @OUFCFSP