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NUFC Fan And Cricketing Legend Stephen Harmison Backs Newcastle United Fans

8 years ago

Double Ashes-winning England and Durham pace bowler Stephen Harmison has today joined Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust (NUST) in recognition of the work the organisation does in representing Toon supporters.

The Ashington-born cricketer commented:

“I have supported Newcastle United since I was a boy and I have been really impressed with the work that the Trust does behind the scenes with charities such as the Toma Fund & Northern Money.

“The Trust gives match tickets to local achievers in the region in recognition for the often unsung work they do in the community. The Trust has worked with Show Racism the Red Card and recently set up a Junior Supporters’ Trust to educate local youngsters about our really special football club.”

Michael Thewlis from the Trust said:

“Stephen has been a marvellous servant at Durham since he joined them 17 years ago as a teenager.

“He is a great Newcastle supporter and a fantastic ambassador for the region, especially during his time as England’s premier fast bowler, so we are delighted to hear he has joined the Trust.

“Stephen has his benefit year in 2013 where he is supporting The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, to repay the time and support that Sir Bobby gave Stephen early in his England career, when he trained with the first team at Newcastle United. This gives you a measure of Stephen’s dedication to Newcastle United.

“This Wednesday gives the north east public the chance to pay tribute to the Durham and England fast bowler while at the same time helping The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. A T20 game is taking place at South North Cricket Club (Roseworth Terrace, Gosforth NE3 1LU) at 4pm on Wednesday 26 June with Durham taking on an England XI with many of the 2005 Ashes-winning side, including  Michael Vaughan, Stephen Harmison, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Matthew Hoggard, Robert Key, Paul Collingwood and Geraint Jones.

There will be collections on the day for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Professional Cricketers’ Association Benevolent Fund.

Tickets – priced £10 for adults and £5 for children –can be purchased from The Three Mile Inn at Gosforth or from South Northumberland Cricket Club, or available on the door on Wednesday.

Stephen continued:

“The Trust is not a single-issue or a protest group, but an organisation that listens to its members and the wider Newcastle fan base and represents that to the Club. I, like all Newcastle fans, am keen to see the Club do well on and off the field and for the Club to work with its fans and the wider community for the benefit of the whole Club and city – which is something I know that the Trust has been doing for years.


Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust (NUST) is a legally constituted, democratic, not-for-profit supporters’ trust. The Trust seeks to benefit both the football club and its supporters by channelling the passion of Newcastle supporters into a forward-thinking organisation that.

NUST membership is open to all fans of Newcastle United and is totally independent of Newcastle United Football Club. NUST is a non-profit making organisation and board members do not gain financially from their involvement in the Trust.

NUST is not a protest group but seeks to develop formal links between supporters and the Club and to be a positive influence on supporter issues in the Club and to work with supporters to buy a stake in the Club

To find our more about NUST and/or join, please visit HERE


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