13 February 2021

Today sees the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest ever performances from the U's, when against all the odds they overcame the mighty Leeds United 3-2 in FA Cup in front of a packed Layer Road crowd. 

For those who were unable to be at the game, and for those U's supporters who have become a part of the fan base since then, they can only try to imagine what the atmosphere must have been like during the game and at the final whistle. To get a feel of the occasion from 50 years ago, we are delighted to capture some of the memories and images from our members in our special Leeds newsletters, which will be emailed out this weekend, but you can also download it here to read and enjoy


Newsletter 99 Leeds Part One

Newsletter 99 Leeds Part Two

Newsletter 99 Leeds Part Three

13 February 2021

Thanks to all of our members for their Leeds contributions, in particular Graeson Laitt who looks after the marvellous www.coludata.co.uk 

Coludata is a valuable resource for any Colchester United fan. It has details on every competitive first team game, and every first team player from 1937 through to the present day. If you have a question about a match, or a player, or even how we’ve done against a particular opponent, you’ll probably find the answer on Coludata.

12 February 2021

Following on from months of work with fan reps across the EFL, the FSA is pleased to launch #TerraceTalk  – a supporter-led mental health initiative.


#TerraceTalk will feature a series of events across 2021 which will include training for staff and volunteers, panel discussions and the publication of shared resources.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage open and honest conversations about mental health and encourage supporters who need them to seek out mental health support services. A central theme of #TerraceTalk is to also recognise the value that social aspects of the matchday routine provide to fans up and down the country.

29 January 2021

13th February 1971 will be a date that all Colchester United fans will be familiar with, as it is of course the day that the U’s played Leeds United in the F. A. Cup and against all the odds were victorious.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, CUSA have had a matchday badge designed which shows the two club badges of the era in full colour and the date and competition listed. 

This will be a limited edition badge with just 100 being produced and priced at £3-50 each plus postage at £1-00. If you would like to pre-order and have one reserved you can do so by emailing your details to badges@cusa.co.uk or text 07901 612063. 

23 January 2021

The CUSA Committee was extremely sad to hear the news of Terry Sutton's recent passing. Our former Mayor and a former U's Director, Terry was also a very good friend to the CUSA and a loyal member.

His incredible generosity and strong interest in our activities was immensely appreciated, and he will be fondly missed as one of the greatest U's true supporters, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this most difficult of times

22 January 2021

A couple of very good articles from the FSA concerning the proposed European Super League and also the National League dilemma




CUSA Membership for season 2020-2021

At this time of year, we would normally have sent out renewals for membership and would meet many of you at the Open Day. This of course has not been possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic 

With this in mind, CUSA would like to offer our own version of “Bounce Back” to all of our members.

For season 2020/2021 all of our 1,000 + members registered for 2019/2020, will automatically have membership renewed at no cost.

Current membership cards remain valid for another twelve months expiring 31/07/2021.

If you have changed any of your contact details such as address, phone or email, would you please forward details to membership@cusa.co.uk

Any brand new members will be charged the current rates which can be found on the membership page of the website or by contacting us via the above email address

25 July 2020

An appeal of sorts for help please

With grateful thanks for all of the so generous and gracious donations of football programmes over the years, both U’s and otherwise, including our most recent batch from CUSA FC goalkeeper Dan Roberts, the CUSA now has a collection that probably exceeds five figures

Whilst we are always open for business and keen to bridge the gap in any U’s supporters own collection, and don’t forget that our catalogue can be found on our website, we do have somewhat of a storage dilemma

At present they are safe, all boxed up in a kind committee members garage, which needless to say means that he has little room for anything else, especially his automobile, so our appeal is to ask that if any member has or knows of a reasonably local empty place of storage which is safe and waterproof that we could use, for maybe even a minimal cost, please could you contact Malcolm Cole, CUSA Vice Chairman and Membership Secretary

Please note (when normality returns) - we will be situated in the U's Supporters Bar next to Hot Shots before every U's game to take coach bookings, membership, programme enquiries and anything else we can help our members with
Please note (when away coach travel is possible again) - in conjunction with Colchester United, the CUSA operates a Safeguarding Policy for under 18's when they are travelling with us on our organised coaches. We kindly ask our under 18 members, together with their parent/guardian to also complete and return the Registration Form which can be found on our Membership page, and to read and understand the Safeguarding Policy, also on the Membership page
Please be aware that for your protection and ours, the CUSA will not be able to accept under 16's on the coach without a parent/guardian accompanying them 














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