Supporters key for Lincoln United success

When you think of football in Lincoln, you think of Lincoln City, not Lincoln United. However their Chairman, Malcolm Cowling, believes they offer the best non-league, semi-professional football in the city.

Lincoln United First Team 2015/2016

Lincoln United might not be a professional team, but they’re still worth supporting, their Chairman tells The Linc

Lincoln United were founded in 1938, but just five years ago, they were very close to folding. The committee that currently runs the club paid off all their outstanding debt and created a business plan to keep the club moving forwards.

However, this season a main aim for them is to get more students involved with the club, whether it’s through support or volunteering.

Cowling said: “We’d love more students to get involved and bring with them new and exciting ideas as to how we can involve the young people of Lincoln.

“We are desperate for someone to take over our social media activities and breathe more life into it – ideal for a student!”

The semi-professional side currently attract on average 140 people per game. This season they hope to increase their gate receipt to around 200 people.

“We would like to achieve 200 [people]. It would provide a substantial boost to our income and to achieving our objectives.

“We provide exceptional hospitality for all our supporters – all for less than prices at Lincoln City (£5 for students) and we hope that when Lincoln City are away some of their supporters will come along to support Lincoln United,” continued Cowling.

Last season manager Dave Frecklington led his side to their best league position in a decade as they finished in ninth spot. This season the Whites have targeted a top five
position in the First Division South league as they look for promotion.

“We’ve improved the quality of the playing squad under Dave Frecklington and his Management Team and play attractive football.”