Supporters Direct has a unique position to produce relevant and informative research by “thinking and “doing”.
We actively work with supporters groups, clubs and authorities to improve governance, encourage greater engagement between clubs and their supporters plus help supporters take control of their clubs.
It provides a unique insight into the machinations of spectator sports, therefore our research is not only academically robust but based upon actual experience.
Our research helps our development work, which in turn informs our research.
The September 2012 issue of ‘FC Business’ magazine, commented:
”There is simply no debating that some of the best literature and talk over the past few years on the governance of the game has come from Supporters Direct. The release of a number of briefing papers in government and the industry, and their coal-face experience of the issue continue to put them in a privileged position to make respected comment on the most pressing issues facing the governance of our game.”
In this section, and via the ‘Publications’ here, you will find previous studies completed on behalf of different international organisations, as well as our own publications.