The 12th Man is a venture led by fans of Oxford United to create a ring fenced transfer fund to be used to sign players, pay wages and bring in emergency loan signings. Through various fund raising initiatives, the 12th Man has already raised over £50,000.

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12th Man Flag Bearer

One of the ideas behind the 12th Man Initiative is to bring the supporters, club, and team closer together. This week, the 12th Man Initiative, with the kind cooperation of the Club, launches another opportunity for a special and unique experience at Oxford United.

We are delighted to be able to offer the chance to become the 12th Man Flag Bearer for the day.

At every home league or cup fixture this season, one lucky individual will lead the Us’ squad out to the pitch, carrying the new 12th Man Flag – as designed, produced, and donated by a big supporter of the 12th Man Initiative, OxKits.

One supporter will be able to sample the atmosphere by the tunnel as the crowd build up to kick-off, before leading the team out as the 12th Man, the representative of us the supporters.
As the supporters’ representative, bearing the 12th Man flag, you can help build the atmosphere in the ground to create a positive atmosphere, and spur the Us on to another important victory. The 12th Man will be present with the Captains and Referee during the coin toss, before official photographs are taken to record the occasion.

In addition, you’ll have an official tour of the stadium before the match and be able to take to the field with the 12th Man flag to generate a positive atmosphere in the lead-up to bringing the teams out.

This experience will cost just £50.00 as we want all fans to be able to have the opportunity to have this experience. But with a minimum of 22 home league games remaining this is a limited opportunity.

All proceeds will go into the 12th Man fund and matches are allocated on a first-come first served basis: so what are you waiting for?

To reserve your place please email!

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Badge sales update

Last Saturday before the York match we sold out of the first 1,000 12th Man badges. A fantastic response by the fans.

A second batch of 1,000 are on order and should be delivered in time for the Stevenage match on Saturday August 22nd, so look out for the badges when you come to the game, buy one if you haven’t already, and help to boost the fund.

We are getting together a team of fans to sell the badges in the concourses before that game, which will be the first league match with a full crowd at which they will be on sale.

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12th Man Badges and 12th Man Squad Photo Auction Update

Further to the 12th Man Raffle and subsequent eBay auction, we are pleased to announce that the winning bidder was Mr C Simmonds (who paid £620.00). A special thanks to all that contributed to the 12th Man Raffle and subsequent eBay auction. We raised a substantial amount of money for the 12th Man – updated total to be announced soon.THE 12TH MAN TODAY announces the launch of special edition (limited edition) 12th Man Badges. The badges will be on sale in Oxford for the first time this Friday, before the pre-season friendly against QPR. Volunteers, including some from OxVox, GE09, and the Ultimate Yellows, will be out and about selling the badges from about 6.30pm, and will aim to be by the turnstyles as kick-off approaches.The badges are priced at a minimum of £2, although with all profits going to the 12th Man Initiative, we won’t turn down any higher offers you might think these highly sought-after items are worth!The badges will also be available to purchase through our eBay account in the coming days. With the serious business of the season fast approaching, the 12th Man Initiative is gathering momentum as Oxford supporters do their bit to show they are the 12th Man of Oxford United. So wear your badge and show that you’re a part of this! The profits will all go into the growing 12th Man Fund.

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EBAY AUCTION UPDATE – Wednesday 15 July 09

12th Man seat back on the market! The 12th Man raffle drawn at the Oxford United Open Day, for which the prize was inclusion in the official club squad photograph to represent the fans, was won on Saturday by Jonathan Tudge. The raffle raised more than £800 towards the 12th Man fund. Together with other fund raising initiatives in the very first week of the 12 th Man’s Fund existence, supporters have already raised more than £1,000. Thanks to all of you that bought tickets and all of your kind words of support for the 12th Man concept. Jonathan, the winner, is based in Brazil and bought his ticket online, and not surprisingly is not able to take up the prize in person. However, we need a fan in the picture to symbolise the supporters as the team’s 12th Man. Jonathan has therefore kindly offered the prize back to the fans, and it is being offered over the next five days via an eBay auction which runs until Sunday 19 July. This allows fans who may not have participated in the raffle (and fans who did, to have a second chance of winning), by making an auction bid. It will raise a little more for the 12th Man fund, which has been set up to supplement the club’s playing budget with a view to the January transfer window. The fans groups involved in 12th Man suggest fans make bids if they wish. The item can be found on ebay by searching for ‘12th Man Oxford United’ and will be publicised on websites in the next day or so.This is the first of what we hope will be many fan generated fund raising initiatives for Oxford United throughout the coming season. The aim is to raise money for the club and equally importantly, to have some fun while doing so!

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  • Total Raised

    Overall: £57,624

    To Club: £57,600

    Admin costs: £24


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