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Weekly Briefing
September 20, 2022

Dear <<First Name>>

Membership Reminder


All members who have yet to renew were contacted recently. Thanks to all of you who have renewed. All remaining members who have yet to renew will receive a follow-up soon. Membership continues to cost £10 for Adults and Families and £5 for Seniors and Juniors (under 16s). 

Match Day presence is beefed up

We have increased our match day presence with new kiosks which will be manned by representatives on match days. As well as our Study Centre surgeries, we will have reps in the Fan Zone and in the East Stand concourse. Members can renew their memberships or just chat about the club and the Trust. Come and see us!

CUOSC Column - September 15 2022

Queen Elizabeth II

At CUOSC, we wish to portray our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family as the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday. The events since that day have been somewhat surreal, as not many of us have known any other monarch in our lifetimes. As a mark of respect, the EFL programme of games was cancelled last weekend, but we look forward to paying our respects to the Queen at Brunton Park on Saturday for the visit of AFC Wimbledon.

Safeguarding In Football

This weekend (17th/18th September) sees the launch of the Football Associations’ Play Safe campaign to raise awareness of safeguarding provision across football. This season the Play Safe campaign will highlight the vital role parents and carers have in football. Carlisle United have many supporters who are players, parents, coaches, referees and administrators in football at various levels, so at CUOSC we wanted to help highlight this very important facet of football, for the safety of all concerned.

It’s important parents and carers recognise what needs to be in place for their child to have a positive football experience and as clubs, parents and supporters we all have a collective responsibility to ensure the game is a safe, positive and an enjoyable experience for the millions of children, young people and adults who regularly play, watch, coach, referee and volunteer in the game.

The FA has a three-part strategy:

Implementing preventative safeguarding measures (such as safer recruitment) to create fun, safe football environments
Making the reporting of concerns as easy as possible
Ensuring safeguarding, child protection and adult at risk concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies – and with demonstrable outcomes.

It is really important that we as supporters are also aware of this and as such the FA has developed a safeguarding course, specifically for parents and guardians, which can be found at: Safeguarding Awareness for Parents and Carers | England Football Learning

This course will assist parents, carers and supporters to know what to do if there is an issue, such as where and how to report it.

Mansfield Town 0-0 Carlisle United

Carlisle United were back in action on Tuesday evening after last Saturday’s postponement. A good team performance, a clean sheet and another point gained at Mansfield. Only one defeat in the opening seven games sounds good, but with 4 of those games being draws, we do need to start converting those into wins before long.

Nigel Davidson

Latest from Brunton Park

Paul Simpson's evolving United took another step forwards on Saturday with a hard fought 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon.

They remain in the bottom half of the table but with a game in hand can climb close to the play-offs if they take advantage. 

The Blues held the edge in a first half devoid of good chances - until an injury time strike from the edge of the box by Callum Guy provided the midfielder with his first ever goal for the club.

Against the run of play and after a big shout for a penalty after the ball hit the hand of Dons defender Chris Gunter, the visitors got back on terms just before the hour mark. Josh Davison flicked on a header and Ayoub Assal ran through to clip past a stranded Tomas Holy. 

United re-grouped and pressed for a winner in the closing stages. They were rewarded when an Omari Patrick cross was flicked on by Jack Armer and headed home from close range at the far post by Kristian Dennis.

Current CUFC squad:

Tomas Holy, Gabriel Breeeze, Scott Simons, Michael Kelly
Jack Armer, Morgan Feeney, Corey Whelan, Joel Senior, Jon Mellish, Jack Ellis, Ben Barclay (on loan from Stockport County), Finley Back (on loan from Nottingham Forest), Paul Huntington, Duncan Idehen (on loan from Bristol City)
Taylor Charters, Josh Dixon, Callum Guy, Brennan Dickenson, Lewis Bell (loaned out to Gretna 2008), Jordan Gibson, Max Kilsby (loaned out to Annan Athletic), Jamie Devitt, Owen Moxon, Sonny Hilton (on loan from Fulham), Jayden Harris
Sam Fishburn (loaned out to Morpeth Town), Omari Patrick, Kristian Dennis, Oluwatobi Sho-Silva, Ryan Edmondson, Jack Stretton (on loan from Derby County)

Proposed meeting dates 2021-22

Board meetings

Venue: Online, Brunton Park or Upperby

Next meeting: September 21

AGM 2023/24
To Be Announced

Catch-up meetings – to arrange as and when needed

Members’ Meeting Dates 
Venue: Online or Brunton Park

Next meeting: TBA


To contact Billy Atkinson or Nigel Davidson, your representatives on the CUFC Holdings and CUFC 1921 boards respectively, please drop an email via - you can raise any issue with them. Some things may not be relevant at board meeting level but both our reps have regular contact with various people at the football club and your issue will be raised with the appropriate personnel, should it require an answer from the club. As attendees at meetings of Carlisle United Supporters Groups we also have the opportunity to raise concerns, queries and issues in that forum as well. If Nigel isn't available, we will pass on your query to his deputy, Carol Wilson. 

Next CUOSC Board Meeting - September 21
Next CUSG Meeting - September 26

Quiz Time

Spot the player
Identify the player from the following clues:

Position: STRIKER
Career: 1998-2019
Clubs: Tottenham Hotspur, Dulwich Hamlet (loan), IFK Hassleholm (loan), Queens Park Rangers. Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich City (loan), Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City, Burnley

Last week's answer: TONY CURRIE (first correct answer from Neil Park) 

Spot the Club
Identify the club from the team line-up and season :

Category: EASY
Season: 2000-01
Line-up: Edwards, Seabury, Jenkins, Hughes, Tretton, Thomas, Jagielka, Peer, Freestone, Jemson, Aiston

Last week's answer: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (first correct answer from Neil Park)

Answers in next week's briefing

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