NEWS

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Government expert group launched

date: October 22, 2014

SD_logo_red032M_CMYK SD, Government and football authorities all represented on group that will look at removing barriers to community-owned clubs. The Supporter Ownership and Engagement Expert group, that will have its first meeting in London next month, has representatives on it from Government, the Premier League, The FA, the Football League, Supporters Direct, the legal profession, insolvency and tax experts and representatives from c...

University of Loughborough to host exhibition and conference on football fans’ views of the beautiful game

date: October 22, 2014

188-Football-fans-event[1] "Whose game is it? Football through the fans’ eyes", an exhibition that celebrates the passions and emotions of football fans across Europe, is being held on campus on 24-25 October to coincide with a conference exploring supporter activism in the sport. The exhibition comprises images, quotes and video footage produced by supporters from five European countries - UK, Turkey, Austria, Poland and Spain - that are par...

Second Fan Shirt campaign launched

date: October 21, 2014

fse_logo_fan_shirt_rgb Kicking-off as part of the annual FARE Action Weeks 2014, the members of our partners at Football Supporters Europe (FSE) are launching a donation campaign under the name “All Colours Are Beautiful! Second Fan Shirt” (#secondfanshirt) from 21 October 2014 till the end of the year, a contribution to improving the devastating situation of refugees. The frightening war scenarios across the world are currently leavin...

FC United becomes first football club to be a Living Wage employer

date: October 17, 2014

FC United FC United becomes first football club to be a Living Wage employer Supporter-owned football club FC United of Manchester has today been accredited by The Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage employer, the first ever football club at any level to have signed up to the scheme. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at FC United, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contr...

St James’s Park listed as an Asset of Community Value

date: October 16, 2014

NUFC Fans March Oct 13 Newcastle United Supporters Trust can confirm that its application to have St James' Park listed as an Asset of Community Value has been successful. Football research over the years has shown the importance of football grounds to the local community. That is very much the case at Newcastle United where the club have played for over 100 years. St James' Park holds memories for generations of supporters and is one of ...

FASFE to pursue complaint over La Liga’s TV rights model

date: October 14, 2014

FASFE This past Saturday saw FASFE, the Spanish umbrella organisation for supporters' trusts and minority shareholder groups, hold their general assembly in Madrid. This was attended by representatives of the organisation's various member groups, and provided a chance to look back on the last year as well as to agree on future actions. Two of the proposals approved by the general assembly will see FASFE deliver contributio...

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