Stretford Paddock was born from a small community of friends and colleagues who shared a love for football, and has grown thanks to the support of our fans – who have been at the heart of everything we do. We believe that every football club has its own unique pride and traditions, and we are no different. We are committed to creating our own traditions and values, and we want to share these with all of you.
That’s why we are proud to announce that Stretford Paddock FC will be a 100% fan-owned club, with no outside owners or influence. We believe that every fan should have a say in how the club is run, no matter where they come from. Our goal is to create a truly global community that is united in the name of football, with each member having an equal vote and a say in the decisions that matter.
We are different from other fan-owned clubs in that we have developed a mobile app that will enable owners to stay up to date on club news, track games, post topics for discussion, and vote on club matters – all at their fingertips. This app will be available for £50 per season or £5 per month, and it will be the hub for all things Paddock FC.
We have also registered Stretford Paddock FC as a community interest company, which means that we will exist for the benefit of our community and our football club. We will appoint a board and an inaugural committee, consisting of dynamic individuals who have been with us since the beginning, and who will all serve as volunteers. After an initial two-year period, positions on the board will be open to nominations and a public vote, giving all members an opportunity to shape the future of the club.
Our inaugural committee includes a CEO, a secretary, a chairman, a treasurer, heads of technical and player development, a coaching rep, a welfare officer, a player rep, a brand manager, an operations manager, and a fan representative. We plan to appoint more fan representatives as we grow, with the second representative to be elected once we reach 500 members.
We will be voting on a range of topics, from club and academy structures, to ticket prices, expansion into women’s games, sponsorship options, and club ethics. As a founding member, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the club, and to receive the permanent title of Founding Member, as well as a unique member number and a metal pin badge.
Memberships are currently closed while our app is launched on the App Store – bear with us!