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Social Enterprise Day today!

date: November 20, 2014

Soc Enterprise UK logo If you've Have you ever bought the Big Issue? Read it over a bar of Divine chocolate? Watched Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen? Visited the Eden Project? Shopped at the Co-op? Watched a Rochdale Hornets, Hunslet Hawks, Wimbledon or Exeter game? Well, then you already know a bit about social enterprises: businesses that are changing the world for the better. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social probl...

SD Speaking at Grassroots Football event this Friday

date: November 19, 2014

pw_logo_full SD's Kevin Rye will be speaking at an event organised by the UK Parliament's Outreach service at Accrington Stanley FC, this Friday. Details below: GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH? Fresh from yet another underwhelming performance of the English national team at a World Cup Finals (as the other home nations struggle to qualify for any sort of tournament at all) and after an eye-watering £835 million ...

SPAL and Ancona SLOs facilitate away travel for fans

date: November 17, 2014

Spal - Ancona 1 (16 novembre 2014) Almost all supporters of U.S. Ancona 1905 do not possess a tessera del tifoso (fan card), which is required for Italian supporters to attend away matches without any special conditions when it comes to ticketing, travel and other conditions. However, last Sunday (16 November) saw supporters of Ancona allowed to follow their team to SPAL without any conditions imposed - thanks to the friendship between supporters of the ...

KBVB and Belgian Pro League hold SLO strategy meeting

date: November 17, 2014

slo The Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB) and the Pro League recently held a constructive strategy meeting on the development of the SLO project with SD Europe consultant and UEFA SLO project coordinator Stuart Dykes. The two governing bodies are working together to roll out the SLO project this season, with the Pro League assuming responsibility for managing the training of SLOs and the dissemination of all relevant ...

Newcastle United Supporters Trust launch credit union ‘initiative’

date: November 14, 2014

nust_logo_black LOCAL MPs SUPPORT NEWCASTLE UNITED SUPPORTERS' TRUST'S NEW CREDIT UNION INITIATIVE Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust (NUST) will today (Friday 14th November) launch a partnership with three local credit unions to offer Newcastle fans the opportunity to help their local communities with a specially-branded NUST savings account, which can give regular savers access to affordable short-term loans. The launch will be...

Portuguese FA host bilateral SLO meeting

date: November 13, 2014

B1sBZcvCEAMmhfV Matchday 4 in the UEFA Champions League group stage saw the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) stage a bilateral meeting attended by an SLO of German outfit FC Schalke 04, SLOs of almost all of the 18 top division clubs in Portugal, representatives of the local police and a "guest appearance" by Gavin Powell, SLO Coordinator of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), who was on a fact-finding mission to learn more...

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