Our HistoryThe club was officially founded in 1999 by Ian "Arnie" Arnfield, prior to that, Arnie had been running ad hoc away trips from The Sportsman's Rest Pub in Bredbury. Following his decision to form an official club, the base of operations became Bredbury Conservative Club, from where home and away transport was organised. In 2007 the club moved it's operations to the Crown Pub on Stockport Road, again in Bredbury, where we are based today.The first Committee was formed in 1999 and since then the club has evolved and grown into the biggest travelling supporters club connected with Manchester City FC.We are extremely proud of the way the club has flourished over the last 17 years, the club membership has grown year on year and at the end of the 2015/16 season it was in excess of 600. From the start of the 2009/10 season, we were very proud to became part of the MCFC Supporters Club (1949), commonly known as the OSC.
Our AimsThe club was formed primarily to allow the city fans in the Bredbury, Romiley and Woodley areas to get to as many home and away games as possible. As well as our core area, the success of the club has led to members from New Mills, Hyde, Denton, Reddish and numerous other local surrounding areas as well as members in South Wales, Leicester, Edinburgh, West Kirby, Bedford and London. We also have members in Germany and the USA.Arnie arranges travel for all home games and all away games. For the home games we use an 80 seat double decker and further minibuses. For away games we use a minimum of one 57 seater coach. As far as away tickets are concerned, Arnie has forged an excellent relationship with the City ticket office, and all tickets are purchased by the club and distributed on the day of the match, all the member has to do is request the ticket and travel, come down and pay on the Thursday before and pick up the ticket on match day. Arnie's aim has always been to get everyone who want's to get to a match, there if possible, there have been very few instances when members have been disappointed.For both the FA Cup Semi Final and Final in 2011 & 2013 we took 12 coaches, over 500 fans to each match, both members and non-members. Please click on the screenshots above to see the video of our day as shown on the official city site (www.mcfc.co.uk) on CityTV, who travelled with us to the Final in 2011. For the Semi & Final in 2013 we were joined by City’s Social Media team who reported all day on our trip to the Twitter world, please click on the screenshots for the article on mcfc.co.uk.As well as the travel and ticket side, the club has developed a social side, social events are organised by the social commitee.