Museum announces new partnership with FC United

The National Football Museum is pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with FC United of Manchester.

Based in Manchester city centre, within the iconic Urbis building, the museum tells the stories of the game of our lives and preserves, conserves and displays important objects from the Football Heritage Collection.

As part of the partnership with FC United of Manchester, the museum will sell a range of FC merchandise in their official store and display our celebratory women’s kit which marks 120 years since the Women’s Social & Political Union (WSPU) was formed in Manchester in 1903 and also celebrates equality and diversity in football.

FCUM NFM Captain Kirsty Chambers pictured in the shop

Natalie Atkinson, FC United of Manchester Chief Executive said: “I am thrilled to announce this new partnership with the National Football Museum. This is the only outlet outside of the club selling official FC United merchandise and having this strong presence within the museum helps us to share our story and widen our profile to visitors of the museum from all over the world.”

Tim Desmond, CEO of the National Football Museum said: “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with FC United of Manchester. The museum welcomes over 160,000 visitors every year and there is a lot of interest in FC United of Manchester and the European FENIX Trophy competition. We are delighted to help showcase the club to a wider audience and celebrate women in football by displaying the celebratory women’s kit and launching this on International Women’s Day.”