Since the 1920’s Maidstone United has had a strong Supporters Club, run independently for supporters, by supporters that has on numerous occasions down the years made significant financial contributions that have kept this club alive for future generations to enjoy.
We believe the supporters have an important role to play in many aspects of the Club, its policy and its future well being. As Maidstone United supporters, we want to do our bit to help the club regain and thereafter maintain its position as a strong, well supported family club at the top of non-league football. We believe that Maidstone United enjoys one of the best non-league followings in the country in terms of supporter numbers, loyalty and passion.
Properly mobilised, there is no reason why that level of support, loyalty and passion should not translate into a real advantage to the club in ensuring that both on and off-field success is at least commensurate with this level of support. We believe that the fans should enjoy an effective and influential role in the running of the club which in turn can only strengthen the bonds between the club and its community and bringabout on-going mutual benefit.
Our aim is to develop and maintain a democratic organisation for all Maidstone United supporters, dedicated to the furtherance of the club’s on-field progress. In stating our belief that Maidstone United fans should enjoy “an effective and influential role in the running of the club”, that doesn’t mean that we either want or expect a say in how the club is run; it simply means that we believe that the fans should have some sort of say and some sort of involvement. After all, we fans are the club. Players come and go; Managers come and go; Chairmen and Boards come and go. But we fans are the one constant and we believe that fact alone should count for something. This doesn’t mean that all the fans are going to agree on all of the issues all of the time. But with an effective, open and democratic Supporters Club it does mean that there is a channel through which the democratic views of the membership can be conveyed to the club. And with greater membership numbers comes a louder, more representative voice of the fans which the club would surely be unwise to ignore.
The bigger the membership, the louder the voice. The only criteria for membership of the iMUSC is that you support Maidstone United. As a member, you have a voice. As a membership, we have a louder voice. And as an organized group of committed and passionate Stones fans, we have the desire and ability to mobilise efforts towards lending added advantage to Maidstone United Football Club and its community.
Tim Murrell – Chairman