Since our Exiles Club was established we’ve had a great response from ‘Well fans all over the world signing up and supporting the Well Society. Most Dossers based abroad are originally from the area or boast family ties to the ‘Well. However, there are some who have truly unique stories regarding the how and why they came to support Motherwell Football Club.
Shen Xiao from Beijing certainly fits into that category!
A Sports Commentator mainly for NFL on Chinese media platforms such as Tencent Sports and CCTV, Shen has a passion and knowledge of worldwide sports. Following the Green Bay Packers, the NFL’s only fan-owned team, Shen became interested in the whole concept of fan-ownership.
“The Green Bay Packers have always attracted me, for one important reason: the team is owned by fans, who all bought a piece of the Green Bay Packers in a public stock sale, unlike any other NFL team. I really hoped one day I could find a fan-owned football club, to figure out all the details on how public ownership works.
Finally, I found Motherwell F.C. and I am impressed by the massive improvements on and off the field.”
Buoyed by his discovery, Shen decided to join the Well Society and also purchased shares in the Steelmen. While on a business trip over to Scotland, he was able to make his first visit to Fir Park where he was shown around the stadium and even got to meet the manager, Stephen Robinson, for a quick photo opportunity.
Shen will continue to follow his newly-adopted side from afar by watching matches online and is keen to make it back over for a match sometime soon.
Shen now becomes one of the 2,700+ owners of Motherwell FC as a Well Society member – if you haven’t already done so, you can join from just £5 per month by clicking here!