KOTA KINABALU: United Malaysia, the country’s official Manchester United Supporters club, will be holding its 4th Annual Dinner at the Hakka Hall here this June 28.
Themed “United Unite! The Legacy Lives On…”, the event is expected to again see more than 1,000 members nationwide in attendance.
Organising Chairman for the event, Fabian Faurillo, said the dinner is a much-anticipated yearly event in the club’s calendar.
“Since four years ago, we have managed to gather thousands of The club’s members from across the country to our annual dinner and we will expect no less this year.
“We are actually celebrating our 26th year as an Official Supporters Club and this is a continuation of the legacy of the late Mr Laurence How, the person responsible for setting up the club, since we took over the running of Manchester United Supporters’ Club Malaysia four years ago.
“So this year, the theme will showcase a sort of ‘down-memory-lane’ feel where we will honour our past and present members who have contributed much to our club,” he said.
Faurillo said the club is also planning to bring in a former Manchester United player to be a special guest at the dinner.
“But let that be a surprise for now. All will be revealed when we get closer to the event day,” he smiled.
The club was known as the Manchester United Supporters’ Club (Malaysia)-Sabah Red Devils previously but is now known as United Malaysia.
Faurillo further urged members and United fans to come in full support of the event where they will stand a chance to win lucky draw grand prizes of all-expenses paid trips to Old Trafford.
“This main highlight of the night has become a tradition in our event where we will send lucky winners to watch their favourite team play at Manchester United’s home turf, also famously known as the Theatre of Dreams,” he said.
He added that United Malaysia has realised the dreams of about 400 members of visiting Old Trafford since 2011.
“We want to keep making the dreams of many Man Utd fans in Malaysia come true.
“As we know, it’s not cheap to fly to England and watch games at Old Trafford so we’d like to help members especially those who can’t afford it so they can experience the atmosphere at this historic ground,” he said, adding physically disabled members have also been part of the visit previously.-SabahNewsToday