MIDDLESBROUGH Official Supporters Club have launched a recruitment drive for the 2014/15 campaign.
We are the Official Supporters Club for Middlesbrough Football Club. To join us you don’t need to be a Season Card holder but you do need to be a Boro supporter!
We meet twice monthly throughout the season (usually Monday evenings – subject to changes and depending on Boro fixtures - football first!) at the Riverside Stadium to welcome current and past players, backroom and executive staff, as well as other Boro-linked special guests.
You can meet your heroes and ask them questions and have your photo taken with them.
We hold social events and try to arrange a special weekend away once a season to take in a Boro game.
We also hold the Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club Player of the Year Awards Dinner at the end of the season at the Riverside Stadium.
Members always get discount for social events and travel costs for special trips.
Membership costs only £6 per adult and £2 per child under 16 years of age for the full 2014/15 season (two passport-sized photos required per application) and you can join up at the meetings. Alternatively, contact any MOSC committee member via email or telephone.
We’ll be delighted to welcome you.
Guests in recent months have included former players Bernie Slaven, Terry Cochrane, Ian Gibson, David Mills and Alan Peacock, current stars Dimi Konstantopoulos, George Friend, Frazer Richardson, Emmanuel Ledesma, Andy Halliday, Jason Steele and Jonathan Woodgate, Assiastant Head Coach Craig Hignett, goalkeeper coach Leo Percovich, Academy coach Paul Jenkins and head of sports science Peter Hood.
Please note, although MOSC organise trips for league and cup away games these are weekend trips only. For all away game tickets and transport please contact the MFC ticket office.
Our photo shows, from left to right, Graham Mawson (Secretary), Josh Jones (Youth Representative), Chris Joseph (Chairman), Val Banderia (Publicity Secretary), Ken Kidner (Vice Chairman), Carol Kidner (Treasurer) and Sandra Jackson (Membership Secretary). Not in the photo is Marilyn Wilson (Social Secretary).
Details of MFC Supporters Clubs…
Middlesbrough Official Supporters' Club
Membership Secretary: Sandra Jackson
Social Secretary: Marilyn Wilson
Please send any queries to Chris or Graham.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE SUPPORTERS CLUB BRANCHES
Middlesbrough Disabled Supporters' Association
Chairman: Paddy Cronesberry
Treasurer: Paul Richardson
AS well as campaigning on behalf of disabled fans, the association also organises trips to most away games.
It has 300 members, including all disabled season ticket holders. Meetings are usually on the last Tuesday of every month in the Players' Lounge at the Riverside Stadium.
The group has a very close relationship with the club and meets officials regularly to discuss issues affecting members.
The club organised a highly-successful trip over land to Boro's first ever UEFA Cup away tie, at Banik Ostrava in September 2004 and has made several subsequent overseas adventures.
Membership: £3 for adults, £2 for senior citizens and £1 for juniors. Lifetime membership is also available for £10. Members get an ID card.
Write to: Paddy Cronesberry, 205 Thornaby Road, Thornaby, Stockton TS17 6LS or telephone (01642) 641620.
The Twe12th Man
THE Twe12th Man is a group of Middlesbrough fans united in our unconditional support for the Boro.
Our objectives are to add pride, passion and noise to the matches of Middlesbrough FC, home and away, visually and vocally, for the full 90 minutes, win lose or draw!
The Twe12th Man stands independent of any political organisation, funding or belief, and is a non-profit, non-membership based organisation.
Chairman: Gary Patterson
Vice-chairman: Ray Earl
Secretary: Duncan Haywood
WHAT began as a group of friends travelling to games together in 1995 is now a thriving organisation with around 130 members.
The club meets monthly, usually in one of the two cities from which it draws many of its members, Sheffield and Nottingham. Guest speakers have included Derrick Downing, Don Masson, Chris Freestone and honorary president John Hickton, who brought along his memorabilia, including championship medal and scrapbook.
The club now has its own minibus and while many members are Teesside exiles it also has many second generation Boro fans.
Middlesbrough Supporters South
Chairman: James Nugent
Sports and Charity Representative: Andy Clark
Charity Representative: Johnathon Gallagher
Treasurer: Dave Richardson
Communications officer: Scott Perkins
Website editor: Dave Bain
SET up in 1975 by a handful of fans on the steps of the players' entrance at Highbury, MSS flies the flag for Boro in the south of England but also acts as a supporters club for Boro fans exiled across the world. Members receive a weekly e-newsletter to catch up on events, access to match tickets, reduced train fares and designated pubs for pre-match drinking at away games as well as a large sports club.
The supporters club has three current 11-a-side football teams playing in the London-based APFSCIL Sunday Football League, with the first team being current Division One champions, and two pool teams playing in the APFSCIL Pool League.
There is also a regular game of eight-a-side football at Coram Fields, near Russell Square, every Wednesday evening, for all abilities.
London-based supporters also benefit from watching Boro's televised games together in a central London pub (Usually Belushis or Roxys at London Bridge).
The supporters club also has an active charity arm including organising an annual football match at the Riverside Stadium for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a Boro v Millwall fans match in aid of the Finlay Cooper Fund and an annual Christmas gift appeal for Zoe's Place Teesside Hospice.
Boro Fans United
FORMER MOSC chair Sue Gardener has helped Boro fans throughout the world get together to form branches of the supporters club.
Here are the groups formed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes.
Australian Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Lorraine Harrington
Bahrain Boro Supporters
Meets in the Orbit Sports Bar within the Dilmum Club
Barcelona Boro Supporters
Meets at the Queen Vic in Nou de la rambla (Metro stops Liceu or Parelell).
Cameroon Boro Supporters
Canada Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Jeff Collins
Dubai Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Craig Dean-Dubai
Ellicott City, Maryland, Boro Fans
Contact: Chris Hunsicker
Finland Boro Supporters
Contact: Virpi Kytoaho
Brikama, Gambia, Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Lamin Darboe
Guinea Boro Supporters Club
Hull and East Riding Boro Supporters Club
Meetings held at North Ferriby United FC.
Contact: Richard Watts
Korean Boro Supporters
Boro fans Malta
Contact: Ian Graham
Mainland Europe Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Dennis Abbott
Manchester Boro Supporters Club
Meets every Tuesday in the Power League in Stockport. All age groups and genders are welcome.
Contact: Rich Crewe
New York/North East USA: Erimus Branch
Contact: Jessica Chamberlin
or Matt Green
Nigeria Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Eniola Akinosho
Meetings held on the last Sunday of each month at 6pm (local time) in the All Seasons Bar and Grill Multi-Purpose Hall, 89 Agbado Road, Iji-Ishaga, Agege, Lagos.
Norfolk Boro Supporters
Contact: Ian Fowler
North Sea Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Colin Crawford
North West Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Gary Warhurst
Meetings held in the Progress Sports and Social Club, Exchange Street, Blackpool
Northern Ireland Middlesbrough Supporters Club (NIMSC)
Contact: Mark Hill
Meets the first Wednesday of every month in Belfast. Contact Mark for more details.
Norway Boro Suppporters
Contact: Rune Sandvik
Contact: Daniel Gray
Contact: Ibrahim Yillah
Chairman: Peter "Shooter" Schott
Treasurer: Geoff Sudron
Secretary: Ariff Ahmad
Social convener: Alan Koh
Sweden: Boro Vikings
Contact: Lars Aberg, Kumla, Sweden
Contact: Brian Abbott
A small group of fans meet in The Lazy Pig bar, Soi Yamoto (13/1), Pattaya, Thailand, for televised games. Games are also shown in Jameson's Irish Pub. Email email@example.com to check games are being covered.
Contact: Wasswa Solomon
Address: PO Box 25859, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa
Phone: +256782194093 or +256752194093
Wales Boro Supporters Club
Contact: Mark Richmond