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Why I'm On Board

3 June 2013

Twelve game flexibility appeals to U's fan Louise.

Why I'm On Board - Louise Brookes

In our latest fans' article, Louise Brookes tells us why the Twelve Game pack works so well for her.

. by clicking HERE If you're still pondering your options for 2013/14, take a look at our Season Ticket brochure,

There's no time to relax, though, as we look to build our numbers even further ahead of what promises to be an exciting campaign under the management of Joe Dunne.

It was a really positive first month of Season Ticket sales, with over 1,000 fans purchasing their U's Season Ticket in the month of May - and there's still two months to go until the season gets underway.
However, I had only moved to Colchester (to go to uni) on the Monday before and because I was from Boston in Lincolnshire, I think I cheered on Scunthorpe!

The first Col U match I went to was 11th September 1999 against Scunthorpe, because I was playing with the Salvation Army band on the pitch at half time.
In our first Championship season, I did manage to raise enough funds to get a Season Ticket and really felt like I belonged to the club, but haven’t managed to have a Season Ticket since.

I continued to live in Colchester even though I’d left uni and I went to quite a few games when I wasn’t working.

I soon decided that it was much better to support your local team, who you can actually go and see play, rather than a ‘big’ club that you never see.

A friend from the Salvation Army, who was a Season Ticket holder in the Clock End, invited me along to a few more games at Layer Road, as he’d realised I loved football (more than some blokes) and I instantly got the buzz for live, local football.

I grew up supporting Man U, because Boston’s team wasn’t very good, and Man U was the team to support. However, it didn’t take long for me to be converted to a Colchester fan.
With the new payment system for match days, it was a no-brainer to commit to a Twelve Game pack, to ensure best price. 

I attended around twelve games last season, plus 2 away games. I am a shift worker and often have to work Saturdays and most Tuesday nights have choir rehearsals, so buying a full Season Ticket is not a viable option.

Having moved to Ipswich when I got married, I still try to get to as many home games as I can.
Last season was nail biting, to say the least. As much as it finished with a positive result, I don’t think I want to go through the fear of relegation again! Although travelling up to Carlisle on the last day, and winning, was a great feeling.

Now, I just can’t wait for the season to start because I love football and hate the summer with no football. There are bonuses too, such as the return of Craig Eastmond - and I would like to see Sam Walker return (fingers crossed!).

Have you got a story to tell? Are you a renewing fan? Or one that has bought for the first time? Or maybe you're back after a gap. Tell us your story - drop us an e-mail to and we'll tell you what we need!

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