OFC reveals members signed up from 25 countries

OurFootballClub.com has revealed that members have now signed up from over 25 countries across the world.

Members have signed up from all over the world including the US, New Zealand, Finland, France, Australia, and Singapore, amongst others.

The pioneering project which launched less than a month ago, will see members given a direct, genuine say in the running of Scottish Lowland League club Edusport Academy.

As part of the changes, the football club part of Edusport will be re-branded, with members playing a crucial part in decisions including: selecting the new name, badge and kit.

Members will also be able to stand for election to the board of directors, and play a key role in deciding strategy and budget.

They’ll also be able to recommend signings as part of a unique player-recruiting initiative.

As that build-up continues, managing director Chris Ewing admits he feels vindicated in the decision to set up OurFootballClub.com.

“We have members now from over 25 countries,” he said in a video posted on Twitter, Facebook and the members’ forums.

“It is excellent to see people on the forums discussing the club, tuning in to find out results, and asking questions to the coaches.

“We are already discussing different names, potential strips, and potential logos.

“We are looking forward to really creating an impact in Scottish football.

“It’s really vindicated my decision to launch this project when I see the people who are involved and the passion they have already. It’s not even a month yet.”

Chris recognises the huge weight of responsibility that comes with the expectation of a membership-based organisation, where the members have such a significant part to play.

“As the managing director, it is quite humbling to see something we created a month ago taking shape, and taking form,” he said.

“It underlies the responsibility we all have to one another to make this project a real success. It’s exciting.

“I am very excited about the future.

“A big thank you to everyone who has signed up. Now it’s for you guys to go and spread the message…and take control!”

An announcement about numbers will be made next week, marking the first full month of the project.

Annual membership to OurFootballClub.com costs just £25, and includes a free season ticket for locally-based supporters.

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