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Transparency International launches Corruption in Sport initiative

date: April 27, 2015

2015_InterimGCRSportsCover_140 Sport is a multi-billion dollar business engaging billions of people. It is also a global symbol of fair play and a source of great joy for many people on this planet, whether participating, attending or watching events. With so much public involvement, political influence and money at stake, corruption remains a constant and real risk. Mounting scandals around match-fixing, major events and elections, and systemic def...

Supporter owned clubs on the up

date: April 23, 2015

Pompey Ours Image Tuesday night saw FC United of Manchester finally seal promotion from the Evo-Stik Premier Division after seven years of trying, with a 1-0 victory over Stourbridge FC. A close-range header from Greg Daniels sealed the victory and with it the title, sparking jubilant celebrations at the Tameside Stadium. With FC United set to open their community facility at Broadhurst Park with a friendly against Benfica on 29 May, th...

Stationery Stores launch Nigeria’s first supporters’ co-operative

date: April 22, 2015

Stores The management and supporters of Stationery Stores FC have finalized plans for the establishment of Nigeria’s first supporters’ co-operative. The co-operative, which will be open to every Stores supporter, will be owned and managed on a ‘one-member one-vote’ basis and will represent the interests of supporters within the club, fundraising to develop new infrastructure and working towards acquiring a share of ow...

Notice of Election to the Board of Directors 2015

date: April 20, 2015

SD_logo_red032M_CMYK Nominations are now being sought in the annual election to the Board of Directors’ of Supporters’ Direct

Thank you Pat Benatmane| Hunslet Hawks RLFC’s Unsung Hero

date: April 17, 2015

20100108085422hunslet_hawks1 Throughout Supporter Ownership Week we are publishing a number of "UNSUNG HERO" case studies as nominated by their supporter owned club. These individuals have been identified for their hard work and dedication to their clubs. They are without question the beating heart of the movement and we will be sharing their strories up and down the country. They are what make supporter ownership special. We hope you will join us...

Podemos meets with FASFE and support its proposals

date: April 17, 2015

FASFE-Podemos[1] FASFE, the democratic federation of Spanish supporters' groups, socios, member-owned clubs and minority shareholders, has established a structured dialogue with the Podemos political party. The two have held frequent meetings in order to discuss the problems Spanish football is facing, seek solutions and come up with recommendations on how to build a better-governed, more sustainable game, with representation for all stak...


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