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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An invitation

We’re looking to add to our 12th Man group and we warmly invite any U’s fan to join us and help with our aim of raising money to supplement the club’s playing budget for the first team.

You can help us in lots of ways according to your interests and skills: from helping on a match day in and around the 12th Man Bar, putting together plans for new events and products, coming up with great ideas, or helping us develop our website and our presence on social media.

If you have any specialised knowledge, whether it be PR, IT skills, event planning, which you can offer, please get in touch.

You’ll meet a friendly group of United fans and we can find a way for you to spend time helping us to help the club. The 12th Man has raised over £50,000 since its inception in 2009 including £7,000 so far this season and we want to grow that further.

If you’re interested please contact us by emailing – we look forward to hearing from you.

Posted by on February 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Funds – further update

The amount in the fund has risen to £14,384 as at 22 January 2014.

We are pleased to acknowledge a £980 contribution to the fund made by Michael North’s programme stall and we congratulate Michael and Wayne for their efforts over the season so far.

We also note that the amount raised by the Yellow Army walk has now risen to £2,817. This may prove to be the final figure but that will be confirmed soon.

Posted by on January 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Funds update

The last reported 12th Man bank total was £10,579 at the end of October.

We can now update that figure to £12,921 at the end of December.

That figure consists of available funds after deducting uncleared cheques for mugs and T shirts, and a payment scheduled in January for new design 12th Man badges.

In other words it is cleared funds available for the purposes of the 12th Man.

Fans will be interested to learn that the amount banked by the 12th Man on behalf of the Yellow Army’s Big Walk is now £2,322.53p, 50% of which will go to Helen & Douglas House Children’s Hospice and 50% to Yellow Army fundraising .

That is not a final figure as some additional amounts are expected to boost the figure beyond £2,500 in the next few days.




Posted by on December 30th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Raffle winners

The 12th Man Christmas Raffle draw took place after the match against Dagenham and Redbridge on December 14th. Organiser Ray Whittaker reports: “The Raffle made £1,066 for the 12th Man Fund. We are delighted with the fans’ response in buying the tickets and we thank everyone who donated prizes, and James Constable for making the draw. With one exception, prizewinners have been contacted.”

Beano, fresh from his man of the match performance, drew the winners which were as follows, with winning ticket numbers:
  •  Executive Box for a match: Dean Steer 06131
  • Christmas Hamper: Phil Citrone 01210
  • VIP day for 2 in the Directors’ Box: Maggie Betts 00149
  • 4 OUFC match tickets: Richard Hanna 00184
  • Big Bang Restaurant voucher for 2: Ian Wallace 04840
  • Bowlplex Vouchers: P Readhead 04464
  • Flag Bearer Experience: Scott Mustoe 04180
  • Bowl of Fruit: Debbie (surname not known) 03271
  • Set of Programmes: Scott (surname not known) 01547
  • Car valet: John Shepherd 02739
  • Car valet: P Denham 04366
  • Alan Hodgkison MBE autobiography: Sue Trafford 00066
  • Cheeseboard: Dr Pattel 02153
  • Cheeseboard + wine: S E Selwyn 02304
  • Gracie hairdressing voucher: Simeon Jackson 02806

NOTE: One prize, an Aziz restaurant voucher for 2 adults + 2 children, ticket number 02767, had a phone number which was unobtainable. If this is your ticket, please ring 07941 857 441.

James Constable with (L to R) Kim Ridgley, Peter Rhoades-Brown, Rose Green, Ray Whittaker, Don Gale, Michael North, Trevor Lambert, Paul Ridgley


Posted by on December 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Beano T Shirts!!

Also to mark Beano’s 100 goals, the 12th Man has produced a limited edition of 100 T shirts which are available at £12 each or two for £20. They are on sale before and after Saturday’s game in the 12th Man Bar and they will also be available in Templars Square shopping centre on Saturday 21 December – look out for our stall.

The front and back designs are shown below.

To reserve yours, please email and we can arrange payment and delivery. Sizes are S, M, L, XL, XXL and the design is yellow on a navy blue shirt.

Front design

Back design

Posted by on December 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
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  • Total Raised

    Overall: £57,624

    To Club: £57,600

    Admin costs: £24


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