Wednesday, 30 December 2009

12th Man wishes everyone a Happy New Year

Having set up the 12th Man Initiative at the start of August 2009, Oxford United Supporters have spent remarkable time and effort in building a fund to help Chris Wilder and Oxford United strengthen the first team squad. The initial target was ONLY to raise £10,000 to help supplement the playing budget.

It is with great pride that as of 1 January 2010 the fund has raised over £24,000, of which £5000.00 secured the signing of Jamie Cook and a further payment due in respect of Onome Sodje's loan wages. The exact amount will be announced once the 12th Man have passed an invoice.

The Process

The process works by the Club Chairman (Kelvin Thomas) applying to the Fund Management Committee, for either a Transfer Fee, Player Wages, a Loan Fee or Loan Wages. The three-man Fund Management Committee is made up of two supporters and Mr Thomas, where the amount is discussed and approved. Payment is then made to the Football Club with receipts being required.

A Contract of Understanding between OxVox, Oxford United Supporters and Oxford United Football Club was signed before the 12th Man Initiative was launched. We will be putting this document in the public domain in the very near future so that everyone can see the thorough terms and conditions which must be adhered to at all times.

We now are entering the January 2010 Transfer Window and the 12th Man Fund is ready to support Oxford United Football Club, Kelvin Thomas and Chris Wilder at this important stage of the season.

We take this opportunity to wish evey Oxford United Supporter and their families a Happy New Year.

12th Man

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Greetings - New Total Announced

Total raised since Day 1 of the 12th Man Fund passes £20,000 !

By yesterday, 21st December 2009, the total cleared funds in the 12th Man account had risen further to £17,903.

This means that in total, including the payment of £5,000 made in respect of Jamie Cook, a magnificent £22,903 has been banked.

Still time to donate before 31st December

Donations: £10 or more to 12th Man gets you entry into a draw at the end of this month for a day at the training ground. early in the New Year. £20 or more also gets you a year’s free membership of OxVox. Please donate online, via the OxVox and OxKits websites, or send a cheque payable to ‘The 12th Man’ to 18 Harvest Way, Witney, Oxon OX 28 1EG.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

12th Man Update - Friday 11th December 2009 - NEW TOTAL

The 12th Man this evening can announce that we now have cleared in the 12th Man account a sum of £14,300.00.

Since the 12th Man has been in operation (1 August 2009) we have raised and cleared £19,300.00, of which £5000.00 was used for the purchase of Jamie Cook.

We are still awaiting monies to come in from a number of sources over the next three weeks. Therefore, we will announce a further total just prior to the January's 2010 Transfer Window.

Thank you for your continued support.

12th Man