A growing grassroots campaign against the ‘B Team’/League Three Proposals and in favour of a focus on properly funding player development and redistributing money more fairly across the game as an alternative is growing.
The campaign mainly started from the efforts of three individuals, comprising a petition: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-football-association-say-no-to-b-teams and a website: www.againstleague3.co.uk with the campaign also driven from two Twitter Accounts @SayNo2League3 and @AgainstLeague3
Supporters of the pre-existing Save Grassroots Football campaign, who want the FA to ensure that 7.5% of money from broadcasting rights goes to fund grassroots football, are also beginning to work more closely with the campaign on shared issues.
Supporters Direct fully supports these campaigns. The fact that people are joining together to make common cause to improve the way our game is run is a welcome development. We hope we work together to maintain the vibrant game that we all want to see.
Our annual Supporters Summit, along with our colleagues at The FSF, is taking place at Wembley on the 26th July, and will focus on many of these issues. To book now, go to: http://www.supporterssummit.co.uk
To read our proposal to the FA Commission, head here
To read our views on reform of the game in England, read our introduction to reform of English football
We were on the Non League Show talking about the issue this morning too. The show is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/nonleague#playepisode1 and the feature is about 3:10 in.