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UNITED AGAINST POVERTY

nust logo blackAn initiative which has the full support of Newcastle United has been launched by fan groups Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) and NUFC Fans United working together with Newcastle West End Foodbank..

The initiative, entitled 'NUFC Supporter Foodbanks', is to be kicked off with a launch event to be held at Tyneside Irish Centre on Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7.30 pm with a special screening of the critically acclaimed film "I, Daniel Blake", shown with the permission of Director Ken Loach.

Admission to the event is free but any donations, raffle prizes, contributions will be gratefully accepted on the night. Fans are encouraged to attend the event to support this initiative.

Mike Nixon, who oversees the great work carried out by Newcastle West End Foodbank - the biggest of its kind in the country - will provide some background information in respect of the work they do prior to the showing of the film at 8pm.

Following the event, information with regard to match day collections at St James Park will be announced. Anyone willing to volunteer their assistance can contact NUST by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or NUFC Fans United by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A spokesman for the Project said;

'Having been inspired by Foodbanks set up by other fans around the country we have been working to set up a similar initiative in Newcastle. We believe this is a classic example of fans supporting members of their local community at times of need. We are particularly pleased that the initiative has the full support of the Club'

 

NUST Annual General Meeting

nust logo blackNUST's seventh Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 6pm. The venue is The Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
The agenda for the meeting :

  1. Apologies
  2. Chair's report
  3. Treasurer's report
  4. Re-appointment of Auditors
  5. Any Other Business

The Annual General Meeting is open to all shareholding members* of the Newcastle United Supporters Society Limited (trading as Newcastle United Supporters Trust).
Proof of membership is required for entrance.


* Must be aged 16 or over, and a paid up to date member.

 

 

Whose Football is it? Event

nust logo small"Whose football is it? A discussion and debate on reconnecting north east football clubs to their communities". NUST's Peter Fanning is a panelist for this interesting event held before Sunday's match.

This event, organized in partnership between The Northern Correspondent and the Baltic Centre will take place at BALTIC Level 1 on Sunday 15th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm - the morning of the final day of the season. The discussion will consider questions such as:

  • How does football shape the identity of a region like the north east, and cities and towns like Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough?
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities for football in the north east?
  • How might we reconnect football with north east communities?
  • What role could football play in regenerating our region, and meeting its needs?
  • How successful has the north east been in integrating football into other areas of public and cultural life?
  • What are the opportunities for collaboration and partnership?

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Ian Mearns, MP for Gateshead
  • Roger Domeneghetti, author of From the Back Page to the Front Room
  • Sarah Munro, director of BALTIC
  • Peter Fanning, Newcastle United Supporters' Trust
  • Dr Kevin Dixon, Teesside University sports sociologist
  • Luke Edwards, Telegraph's north east football reporter
  • Lois Stonock, researcher and curator
  • Charlie Tims, researcher
  • Michael Martin, editor of True Faith fanzine
  • Kate Bradley, chief executive, Newcastle United Foundation

Come along and join in the debate.
For all the details of the event

 

NUST Conference - This Friday - Places Available

LogosThere's still time to book your place at our Conference on Friday. The conference is open to anyone - not just NUST members. There's been a lot of interest from around the country and NUST members and non-members who are interested in taking part in the debate are encouraged to come along and have your say.

We've got a great line up of speakers:

Kevin Miles, the Chief Executive of the Football Supporters Federation spent many an hour in the Government's Expert Working Group and he'll be giving us some insight into what their report means for us all and how we compare with fans of other European clubs.

Ian Mearns MP and committed Newcastle United fan will help us to understand what our MPs can do for football fans.

David Harker, Chief Executive of Durham County Cricket Club will tell us about community ownership in the world of first class cricket.

Fans involved in Fan Ownership across the country will share their experiences at Hearts, Carlisle and Leeds United.

Copy of the full Programme here.

Get in touch as soon as possible by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and book a place.

The conference takes place in Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University starting at 12.30pm. until 5.00pm. and is free to attend.

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WHOSE CLUB IS IT? - NUST Conference 29th April 2016

LogosWe've got a great line up of speakers coming along to the conference on Friday 29th April.

Kevin Miles, the Chief Executive of the Football Supporters Federation spent many an hour in the Government's Expert Working Group and he'll be giving us some insight into what their report means for us all and how we compare with fans of other European clubs.

Ian Mearns MP and committed Newcastle United fan will help us to understand what our MPs can do for football fans. Fans involved in Fan Ownership across the country will share their experiences at Hearts, Carlisle and Leeds United and David Harker, Chief Executive of Durham County Cricket Club will tell us about community ownership in the world of first class cricket.

Copy of the full Programme here.

We've had lots of interest from not only Tyneside but also around the country so get in touch as soon as possible by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and book a place.

The conference takes place in Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University starting at 12.30pm. until 5.00pm. and is free to attend.

 

Whose Club Is It? - Conference 29th April 2016

conf3 NWNewcastle United Supporters' Trust have organised a conference on fan ownership. In the light of the Government's Expert Working Group report on football supporter ownership and engagement our conference examines different models of fan ownership and engagement and looks at what a community club should look like. A line up of quality speakers have agreed to come to Newcastle on Friday 29th April and you are invited to book a place at the half day conference.

The conference will cover the European picture, what our politicians can do for us and some great examples of how things can be done differently to the Newcastle United way of doing things.

Speakers include Kevin Miles, CEO at the Football Supporters Federation, Ian Mearns MP and Chair of the All Parliamentary Football Supporters Group, David Harker, CEO at Durham County Cricket Club and a list of speakers from Leeds United, Heart Of Midlothian and Carlisle United who will all share experiences of the different relationships between their clubs and their fan groups.

Copy of the full Programme here

The conference takes place in Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University starting at 12.30pm. until 5.00pm. and is free to attend. Places are limited and you must book a place in advance by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your details.

 

Coaching in the Community - NUST in Gateshead

St Wilfrids Aug 2015The JUSTNewcastle soccer school which took place at various venues over the summer holidays culminated in a free weeks coaching sponsored by NUST for the kids at St Wilfred's Primary School in Gateshead. Over the course of the week kids were coached by NUST partners Newcastle Community Football in all aspects of the game in a week of fun and learning for all who took parts. Medals, certificates and prizes were handed out at the end of the week by ex United stalwart John Anderson  who gave up his time to present awards to an appreciable audience of excited kids and parents. Thanks once again must go from the Trust to both Newcastle Community Football who in partnership with JUSTNewcastle take football coaching into the community, and fellow sponsors Phoenix Taxis. John Anderson was representing Show Racism the Red Card.

This was the third JUSTNewcastle free Soccer School, with many more to follow being the intention. Last year JUSTNewcastle funded 30 children from Dunston Hill primary school and the previous year 30 from Canning Street School in Benwell.

Unfortunately, not every child has the opportunity of getting quality coaching whilst at the same time having a whole lot of fun. The children from St Wilfreds though enjoyed both with funding via JUSTNewcastle, taking away the financial barrier that may have otherwise stopped these children enjoying what so many others take for granted.

Norman Watson chair of NUST commented  "we at NUST believe that JUSTNewcastle is an invaluable part of our organisation and our summer coaching schools present a great opportunity to take football coaching and our wider social responsibilities to the community. The final week of coaching for the kids at St Wilfred's Primary School was a great week, thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part. Our thanks go to Newcastle Community Football, Phoenix Taxis, Show Racism the Red Card and John Anderson".

NUST are always looking for additional financial support for our coaching in the community activities and if you feel able with additional sponsorship feel free to contact NUST at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For further information about JUSTNewcastle - see our seperate website

 

Whickham Parochial Win 3rd JUSTNewcastle Tournament

Whickham Parochial WinnersOn Wednesday (24th June) 120 children from Tyneside were involved in a high quality football tournament, thanks to JUSTNewcastle, with the help of our partners; Newcastle Community Football, Show Racism the Red Card and Phoenix Taxis at our third annual schools soccer 6 tournament.
The event at the Westgate Centre For Sport in Newcastle, featured 16 different teams from schools across the north east.
Newcastle Community Football made sure everything ran smoothly on the day and that the matches had the right balance of commitment but also fair play.
The schools involved ranged from those on both sides of the Tyne and the football was of a very high standard.
The competition ended up with an excellent Whickham Parochial (pictured above) beating Milecastle (pictured below) 5-3 in the final. (Milecastle were also last years runners up). The other semi-finalists were South Street, Gateshead and Our Lady & St Anne's RC.

The trophies and medals were presented by Police Constable Jay Staff  (pictured) of the football unit.
In addition, all children who took part received a JUSTNewcastle junior supporter pack.
The NUST spectacular giant shirt also made an appearance, the 15m x 10m shirt having been kindly presented to the Trust by Northern Rock (now Virgin Money), to help with NUST's work in the community.
JUSTNewcastle intend this week's tournament to be only the third of many (depending on future funding), helping to connect the children of the north east with our beloved football club.
All donations and offers of help gratefully received by JUSTNewcastle to help with the Junior Trust's work in the community.

The Evening Chronicle have some excellent images from the tournament here

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NUST / JUSTNewcastle 3rd Annual Soccer 6s Tournament

Dunston Hill 2014-400JUSTNewcastle (NUST's Junior section) in conjunction with Newcastle Community Football are holding our second Schools' Soccer 6s Tournament on Wednesday 24th June at Westgate Centre for Sport football pitches.

16 school teams from Newcastle and Gateshead will be taking part in this years tournament which is sponsored by JUSTNewcastle and organised by Newcastle Community Football at no cost to the schools. The teams consist of Year 5 and Year 6 combined teams of both boys and girls.

The event will start at 9.15 am and finish by 1 pm, all children will receive JUSTNewcastle packs and Newcastle Community Football Certificates of attendance and the lucky winners trophy will be presented to the winning school.

The tournament is part of JUSTNewcastle's commitment to under 17s football in the community. Last years winners were Dunston Hill, Gateshead pictured alongside Olivier Bernard who presented the trophy.

Everyone is welcome to attend and watch this event - so why not come along and see if you can spot some future stars!

 

Newcastle United boycott: Where do the political parties stand on fan-ownership?

Newspaper Clip ArtRegional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth asks how each of the main parties would empower fans who want to be more involved in their football club

Newcastle fans are boycotting their team's home match against 'Spurs today - which comes at the end of Supporter Ownership Week.

But, where do our political parties stand on getting fans more involved in the football clubs they spend so much of their hard-earned cash supporting and care about so passionately?

Most are supportive of installing a member of the club's supporters' trust on the board, rather than driving forward full fan-ownership, but this is what the politicians have to say.
Conservative

Read more...
 

A Derby To Be Proud Of (Tuesday 9th December) Event

derbytobeproudWHEN? Tuesday 9th December (7pm KO)
WHERE? The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ
REGISTER: Email your name and club to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In recent seasons the white hot atmosphere of the Tyne-Wear derby has, occasionally, spilled over into disorder. However, in the past 12 months there's been a level of co-operation among fans not seen for many decades, if ever.

Back in January news emerged that a "bubble" match was to be imposed on Sunderland fans travelling to St James' Park. These are games where no independent transport is allowed, infringing on freedom of movement and smearing all fans as hooligans.

Fans from both sides of the divide stood together in a unique coalition to say "no" to the bubble, demonstrating the strength of feeling and supporter unity on this issue.

Remarkably, the campaign succeeded in its goals with both clubs releasing a statement saying they would be "withdrawing the terms and conditions of ticket sales, which previously stated that all supporters must attend the game on official transport."

Keep the passion, lose the poison

Fans groups followed up this success with the FSF-backed "A Derby To Be Proud Of" campaign, supported by A Love Supreme, Newcastle United Supporters' Trust, NUFC Fans United, nufc.com, Ready To Go, Roker Report, Seventy3, #time4change, The Mag, True Faith, and Wise Men Say. (If your group isn't listed here, but would like to offer support, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .)

Their joint statement read: "Genuine fans don't want the authorities to have any excuse to cut ticket allocations or restrict travel in future seasons, we just want a game to remember. We can keep the passion, but lose the poison. Let's make this a derby to be proud of."

The game went ahead on Saturday 1st February without major incident.

Flight MH17

This spirit emerged again over the summer, albeit in tragic circumstances. Following the deaths of Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney on Flight MH17, a fundraising page started by Sunderland fan Gary Ferguson raised an amazing £33,618.

The original target was £100 to pay for a floral tribute, but such was the response more than £15,000 was finally handed over to both the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Marie Curie.

"We may be Sunderland fans, who traditionally have deep rivalry with Newcastle, but there are things far more important than any football games," said Gary.

A Derby To Be Proud Of

Of course no-one wants a situation where Newcastle United and Sunderland fans wander to the match, hand-in-hand, singing each other's ditties, hoping for an entertaining draw.

Rivalry and a hostile "welcome" go with derby matches like salt and vinegar goes with fish and chips... but we believe the white hot atmosphere can remain, without the hatred and violence.

With that in mind fans from both sides will come together for an event before the derby on Sunday 21st December which will look at ways for fans to make the fixture A Derby To Be Proud Of. It will also show the local media what fans are doing to combat unacceptable behaviour.

There'll be a bit discussion, a little entertainment, and plans laid out for this year's games over a few pints in The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, on Tuesday 9th December (7pm KO).

If it's a success and proves popular another event could be arranged in Sunderland before the return fixture on Saturday 4th April 2015.

We hope to see you there, but move quick, places are first come, first served...

 
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