Here you will find all the formal press announcements from Supporters Direct. Please click on a heading to see more details.
We’re pleased to announce details of our 2017 Supporters Summit, our annual gathering for Supporters Trusts, Scottish Supporters Network members and stakeholders.
One of the key objectives in setting up the new organisation was to give members from countries across Europe the opportunity to be fully involved and make a formal contribution within an organisation representing their views to the wider football community. That has now been achieved in setting up an organisation that will represent members-run clubs and supporters’ groups across Europe via national supporter organisations or their agreed representatives. Members of Supporter Direct, like other clubs and supporters’ groups across Europe, can continue to access the benefits of being involved with SD Europe as and when Supporters Direct becomes a member of SD Europe.
Supporters Direct (SD) today welcomed publication of the Government’s expert working group report on supporter ownership and engagement as a “step forward” with the potential to mark the start of a new era of meaningful dialogue between supporters and football clubs if the recommendations are implemented effectively.
The plight of Bolton Wanderers, who face a winding up petition in the High Court today owing £3m in debts, highlights once again the need for football supporters to have a greater say in the running of their clubs and the game generally, says Supporters Direct, the body representing fan-owned clubs and supporters trusts in the UK.