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Why I'm On Board

24 May 2013

A returning student tell us her story.

Why I'm On Board - Natalie Bell

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In the latest in our series, Natalie Bell tells us why getting a Season Ticket was one of the first things she did after getting back from university.

We are also continuing to see old faces returning and new faces trying it out for the first time, and so we're looking forward to some bumper sales in the final week before the first deadline.

We've had another cracking week in terms of Season Ticket sales, with approaching half of last year's Season Ticket holders already now on board.

I’d also started to go to the odd away game with my first one being Peterborough. From this point forward I became hooked and had well and truly caught the Col U bug!  I think this was mainly due to Layer Road. The atmosphere was great and always looked forward to Saturdays. 

At this time, even though I’d asked to go, I think I usually lost interest by the time half time came, however, by the age of 12 I’d started to go to most home games, now standing in Terrace 3.  

My Dad first started to take me to watch Col U at Layer Road when I was about 7, where we sat in the Clock End but unlike many, I can’t actually remember my first game!
Whenever I was asked who I support when meeting new people at University, the answer 'Colchester' was always greeted with a bit of a surprised look but this didn’t bother me and I’ve even managed to turn a friend into a bit of a Col U fan over the four years. 

However I still followed the games every Saturday and tried my best to go to games, both home and away, when I could.

In 2009, I moved away to University in Bournemouth which unfortunately meant the amount of games I could attend, dropped and I found myself having withdrawal symptoms of not being able to go.
Having now moved back to Colchester and with my weekends being free, I jumped at the opportunity to get a Season Ticket for the first time since the championship seasons and now cannot wait to be able to attend most games and for the new season to get underway!
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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