The FSA is the national, democratic, representative body for football supporters in England and Wales.
We are the leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fan rights, good governance, diversity, and all types of supporter empowerment.
The breadth of work is huge and difficult to sum up in a paragraph or two. As the national organisation we have regular contact with the Premier League, the EFL, National League, and the FA, as well as a whole host of other organisations within football such as the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
Football is for all and we work closely with organisations such as Kick It Out and Level Playing Field to ensure that core belief is happening in the real world. We have supported the establishment of scores of BAME and LGBT fans’ groups over the past few seasons.
We are founder-members of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) who represent supporters across the continent and are heavily involved in the organisation, with two members who sit on FSE’s Committee (Kevin Miles and Paul Corkrey).
As secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Football Supporters Group we have strengthened the voice of fans within Parliament in recent years.
Our casework helps hundreds of fans every year who feel they’ve been poorly treated by their clubs, stewards, or police. We give those fans a voice, the best possible advice, and even legal support where necessary.
We pioneered the concept of Fans’ Embassies and have helped fans of both the England and Wales men’s national teams at tournaments across the planet. We are proud to have replicated this service, for the first time, for England’s Lionesses at the Women’s World Cup 2019.
- Read more about the scope of our work in our most recent annual review, which you can download for free from Publications.
We are an inclusive, independent, democratic organisation working with supporters, governing bodies, leagues and clubs to drive positive change in football through supporter engagement at every level of the game.
We nurture and develop supporter networks at local, national and international levels, working with supporters’ trusts, clubs and individuals to initiate and support campaigns on issues of concern to football supporters, encouraging good governance, supporter representation on club boards, community-ownership and sustainable stewardship of football clubs.
A commitment to diversity underpins all of our activity and we oppose all forms of discrimination or violence in relation to football.
Membership and constitution
There are three categories of membership for the FSA and they are all free:
- Individual membership which is free and open to all fans – join here.
- Affiliate membership. For supporters’ groups who fulfil key criteria relating to constitution, affordability, independence, democratic structure, annual accounts and diversity.
- Associate membership. For entities such as regional or non-democratic supporters’ groups such as atmosphere groups, club-based fan forums, fanzines, or digitally based collectives.
All tiers of membership are embedded in our structure, weighted towards affiliate members who receive more positions on our National Council and more votes at the AGM – five per group as opposed to one vote per individual member or associate group. If you are a fan group who wishes to affiliate / associate please email [email protected].
You can download the FSA constitution here.
Code of conduct & complaints procedure
Like most membership organisations the FSA has a code of conduct which members are expected to adhere to – this applies to elected officers, affiliated or associated member groups and individual members.
The code of conduct is available to read in full here and it outlines our complaints procedure should charges be brought against members who have potentially failed to meet the standards of behaviour laid out in the code. Any questions about the code of conduct or complaints protocol can be sent to the FSA secretary.