People power to boost FC Phuket
PHUKET: FC Phuket, now in second last place in the Division One football competition, has launched a “Save FC Phuket” campaign which involves selling shares in the team to supporters.
Friday 11 May 2012, 06:01PM
During a press conference on Wednesday (May 9), Muangtong United director Ronnarit Suewaja said his club wanted to help FC Phuket by launching the campaign.
The FC Phuket club has suffered from financial woes in recent times, with various ideas thrown around on how to help get the club out of the red.
The team’s form on the field has also suffered, with the latest blow on Wednesday when the team withdrew from their Thai FA Cup match against Trat, meaning FC Phuket will play no part in the national competition.
“The main problem is the number of fans who don’t believe in the team anymore, so we need a plan to put confidence back into the supporters,” Mr Ronnarit said.
“Running FC Phuket costs around B50-60 million per year, so we need to organise a business plan carefully so we can get enough money.”
The initial promotion by Save FC Phuket will give 1000 fans the opportunity to buy shares in the team, with each share costing B10,000.
As well as receiving a share in the club, investors will get a special edition FC Phuket jumper and VIP seating, Mr Ronnarit said.
For more information visit fcphuket.org or call 085 888 0501.