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FC United of Manchester – new youth branch established

date: December 15, 2014

FC United FC United of Manchester has set up a new FC United of Manchester 1830 Supporters Branch, a result of a young supporters' survey, which was targeted at the young fans of the club in September. The survey was completed by over 150 people, and showed that young members were interested in increasing the number of the next generation of FC United fans. The new branch has already been actively discussing what can be achi...

German SLOs gather in Cologne

date: December 15, 2014

DNOogSi Read the original article here (in German) A total of 65 supporter liaison officers (SLOs) from the 36 clubs in Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 came together at the beginning of December for their annual winter plenary meeting, organised in cooperation with the German Football League (DFL). The various workshops focused on enhancing the experience of supporters travelling to away matches, pro-action and the fight against ri...

A day in the life of a fifth-tier SLO

date: December 9, 2014

1706396_t1w600h392q90v44688_swp-7794094_20141108_4C_BENGALOS_X841980963X[1] Follow the Supporters Direct Europe official SLO account on twitter @SuppLiaison SSV Ulm 1846 against SSV Reutlingen. A classic south German derby. No matter which division the clubs are in, this matchup holds a unique allure for fans, players and officials alike. It was no different on 8 November, when the two sides met in the Oberliga Baden Wuerttemberg, currently the fifth tier of the German football league system. I...

How We ‘Lit Up The Park’ At Exeter City F.C.

date: December 5, 2014

exeter_city Monday 10th November saw the installation of the new floodlights that Exeter City Football Club supporters, made possible. The amazing response to the Supporters’ Trust appeal raised a total of £12,200 allowing us to not only purchase and install the lights but even leaves an amount for future maintenance. Staff at the Club negotiated with the F.A. for an extension to time, allowing them to source the lights from South...

ENABLE project aims to improve matchday experience

date: December 5, 2014

enable_logo_836[1] Djurgården's opening match of the 2014 Allsvenskan season, in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg, was abandoned after a fan died from injuries sustained in an assault before the game. This tragedy highlighted the fact that Swedish football has a responsibility to act on the issue of football-related disorder. Under circumstances surrounding similar high-profile tragedies, there have been pressures to advocate measu...

NEW IOC STANDARDS MUST LEAD TO CLEAN UP OF GLOBAL SPORTS EVENTS, SAY LEADING NGOS, UNIONS AND SUPPORTERS’ GROUPS

date: December 5, 2014

SD_logo_red_Europe_CMYK Human rights and anti-corruption measures must be at the heart of major sporting events The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s announcement of new standards around Olympics events must set a high benchmark for the world of sport to clean up its act on human and labour rights and ensure major sporting events are free from corruption, say leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions and supporters'...

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