Since Morecambe Football Club was founded in 1920 the community has been at the heart of everything that’s great about the club. From our great benefactor JB Christie, who donated the land for the club to play on, to the fans – either on the board or on the terraces – who’ve raised funds and supported the club whenever it has needed it, they’ve helped make a club that the town can be proud of.
In 2016 the club was put up for sale, which led to a widely reported ownership crisis that threatened the future of the club and all the hard work built up over many decades. Fans simply couldn’t stand by and watch their club’s reputation be tarnished or destroyed. As a result, the Fans Club of Morecambe, which was established to raise money for vital club activities and as a social group, decided to look at the option of forming a legally constituted Supporters Trust. On the 1st December 2016 over 100 supporters and Fans Club members met at Morecambe Cricket Club and unanimously agreed to establish Shrimps Supporters Society, more commonly known Shrimps Trust.