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Cylchlythyr FSA Cymru Awst 2020

Er ein bod yn ceisio bod mor gywir â phosibl wrth greu’r cylchlythyr hwn, cofiwch fod y sefyllfa’n newydd o’r naill ddydd i’r llall.

FSA Cymru update: August 2020

Welcome to FSA Cymru’s third update of 2020 – which will of course be navigating the potential return to live football in the coming months…

Senior football in Bury: the future is supporter-led

Today the FA confirmed that Steve Dale’s application for Bury FC to join the National League System for the 2020/21 season has not been accepted by its Alliance Leagues Committee and this decision has now been ratified by the FA Council. Here the FSA’s head of national game and community ownership Andy Walsh explains why that decision was the right one and how the future of football in the town is supporter-led…

#ICYMI: Simon the Elf

To the Allsvenkan this week, where Elfborg’s Simon Olsson treats us all to a genuinely impressive miss against IK Sirius. We hope, with Elfsborg coming back to draw 3-3 and no-one there to see it, this gem isn’t forgotten.

Salary cap voted through by League One and Two clubs

League One and League Two clubs have voted in favour of introducing a salary cap which will come into effect immediately.

FSA statement: Droylsden resign from NPL

Non-league side Droylsden have pulled out of the Northern Premier League saying the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left them “no alternative”.

Kids’ competition time: win one of four football flags

Whether you’re looking for an outlet for some creativity, catching up on homeschooling or getting the kids ready for the return to school in September, our workbook aimed at KS3+ age children could be what you’re after, and there’s a little bonus in the shape of our prize draw.

Newcastle United fans demand answers from Premier League

Newcastle United fans say they have been “ignored by the Premier League” following the collapse of the club’s takeover and the leading supporters’ group on Tyneside is now demanding answers.

Lewes FC: Celebrating ten years of community ownership

Earlier this month, Lewes FC reached the incredible milestone of 10 years’ in community-ownership. To mark the occasion, SD Europe spoke to the football club’s Chair Stuart Fuller and the FSA’s community-owned clubs network manager Richard Irving to dig deeper into this remarkable achievement – an interview reproduced with the permission of SD Europe below…

Clubs in Crisis: Guidance for fans

It’s been a nail-biting summer for fans of many clubs in the EFL as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated underlying problems with the game’s governance.

ICYMI: Dirgen

More comedy from the MLS for this week’s #ICYMI. Jürgen Locadia should have clinched the game for FC Cincinnati in their end-of-season clash against the Portland Timbers with a glorious chance – but obviously made a total mess of. Professional footballers missing tap-ins will never get old.

Clapton Community FC return to their spiritual home

The oldest senior football ground in London has been the spiritual home of Clapton supporters for more than 130 years, but for the first time in their history those supporters now own the ground. 

Blades Against Racism: campaign launched following McGoldrick abuse

Sheffield United fanzine DEM Blades has launched an anti-racism campaign in response to online racist abuse aimed at club forward David McGoldrick.

#ICYMI: The Byrne

You may have missed Shane Byrne’s raker for Brackley Town this week in their National League North play-off eliminator against Gateshead. After going 1-0 down and resuming play, Byrne spots the ‘Heed keeper off his line and hits a superb long range effort from inside his own half.

AFC Wimbledon hit target for financing new stadium

AFC Wimbledon confirmed this week that they have hit their target for financing their new stadium.

What do fans want from a return in the women’s game?

The FSA are gathering the views of fans of women’s football across the country on how they believe football can safely return from its COVID-19 suspension with spectators in the stands. 

Wigan Athletic supporters’ group launches Parliamentary petition

Wigan Athletic Official Supporters’ Club (WAOSC) have launched a petition calling on the Government to back the formation of an independent regulator who could protect the future of all clubs.

Right to refund: fans still unhappy with refunds at some EFL clubs

Supporters at a handful of EFL clubs remain unhappy with how their clubs are handling the process of refunding games missed during the pandemic.

FSA and Sports Ground Safety Authority team up to promote fan engagement

The Football Supporters’ Association and the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) have teamed up to promote the importance of Safety Advisory Group (SAG) engagement with fans.

Football reform: FSA meets new EFL CEO Rick Parry

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss our football reform proposals with Rick Parry and others from the EFL on Friday (17th July 2020) via video link.

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