Published: 26th Aug 2014

FC United of Manchester – a football club owned and run by the local community – has taken local social responsibility to a new level, as Austin Macauley finds out Given it was dismissed as little more than a protest stunt when it launched, the fact that FC United of Manchester will celebrate its tenth birthday at the end of this season is pretty impressive. That it’ll be doing so in a brand new stadium – partly paid for by its own fans – simply reinforces the fact that this is a football club that intends to be a permanent fixture. FC United has worked its way up the divisions to stand three promotions away from the Football League, but results off the pitch during that time have been just as important in sustaining the club’s success. Owned and run by the community FC United was formed in 2005 by … (To read the full article, subscribe below)