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Stakeholders

  • All-Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters – The FSA supports the work of the APPG for Football Supporters. The cross-party group is chaired by Gateshead MP Ian Mearns (Labour), a season ticket holder at St James’ Park, and aims to strengthen the voice of football fans in Parliament. The FSA provides secretariat duties for the group which aims “to represent the interests of match-going football fans and to support the aims and objectives of the FSA”.
  • Co-operatives UK – The FSA is a member of Cooperatives UK. Coop UK promotes the work of cooperatives through a national network of coops and mutually owned enterprises; offering specialist services to members including advice on governance, the law and operating a cooperative or mutual business. There are approaching fifty community-owned football clubs in the UK. The pioneering work of FSA members has helped inspire supporters across Europe and in other sports to follow their lead.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport – Many of the FSA’s main campaigns, such as Stand Up For Choice and our work relating to football governance, engage DCMS and we have met regularly with the Sports Minister to put forward fans’ views.
  • English Football League – The FSA meets regularly with the EFL at larger public facing Supporter Engagement meetings and smaller operational discussions. The Stand Up For Choice campaign is a joint endeavour and we are fully engaged with the EFL’s Away Fan Experience work.
  • Football Association – The FA provides core funding for the FSA and we meet regularly with a variety of FA bodies and officials. Our chair Malcolm Clarke and vice chair Tom Greatrex sit on the FA Council while our Free Lions and Free Lionesses teams work with FA staff at England away games.
  • Football Supporters Europe – FSE is an independent and democratic network of football fans with members in 48 countries across the continent. The FSA was one of its founder members, while FSA chief executive Kevin Miles and FSA Cymru’s Paul Corkrey sit on FSE’s Board.
  • GambleAware – the FSA partners with GambleAware who provide information to help people make informed decisions about their gambling and recognise problem gambling. GambleAware is the leading charity in the UK committed to reducing gambling-related harms.
  • Kick it Out – Domestic football’s equality and inclusion organisation. Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change. Our Fans for Diversity campaign is run jointly with Kick It Out.
  • Level Playing Field – Level Playing Field is a campaigning organisation for disabled fans and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports. LPF believes that being a disabled person is a social issue and that an individual only becomes disabled because of the social, attitudinal and environmental barriers that the individual faces. LPF’s efforts are focussed on removing these barriers in all sports.
  • National League – The FSA liaises with the National League on issues affecting our members at that level of the game. This area of work is led by Andy Walsh (head of national game and community ownership).
  • Premier League – We meet regularly with the Premier League to discuss on-going fan issues and campaigns. Twice per season the FSA is tasked with bringing together a group of representative supporters to meet with Premier League executives to debate the latest fan-related developments in the game.
  • Sports Ground Safety Authority – The SGSA supports individual clubs and grounds, sports bodies, governments, architects and engineers to minimise risk and help deliver safe events for all. We engage proactively with the SGSA to feed back fan views on stadium safety, as well as liaison in relation to other matters such as standing at football.
  • Supporters Direct Europe – Advises democratic supporters’ groups on governance and ownership models, and provides support with the implementation of Supporter Liaison Officers. SD Europe works with a range of organisations including the FSA, UEFA, the European Commission and Parliament, FSE, FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe), CAFÉ (Centre for Access to Football in Europe), FIFPro and Play The Game. SD Europe is a non-profit organisation active in 38 countries.
  • UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) – The UKFPU gives advice, assistance and training to all police forces in England and Wales to provide a consistent approach to football events. UKFPU provides the football arrest figures released by the Home Office.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe