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Supporters Direct Annual Review 2018

Watch our 2018 Annual Review to see a snapshot of some of the fantastic projects we have been a part of, what some of our members have achieved this year and much, much more.

Keep the passion, lose the poison

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Football fan? No, you’re not welcome here…

Want to visit a town centre before a match? With even elected officials urging fans to stay away, you might not be as welcome as you think.

2018: A year in the life of the FSF

“Embracing supporter culture” – 2018 SLO of the Year Tony Barrett

Every year at the FSF Awards we celebrate the Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year award, a prize that aims to promote the best supporter liaison work that goes on around the country – and we spoke to this year’s winner, Tony Barrett, about his transformational work at Liverpool.

Fan reps meet EFL in latest engagement meeting

Fan representatives from the EFL’s three divisions met with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey and other senior league officials on Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Khun Vichai’s a role model for others

Thoughts on Khun Vichai’s legacy, by Steve Moulds, Foxes Trust

PL says average ticket price is £31 & more than a quarter pay £40-plus

Research released by the Premier League today claims that the average ticket price in the competition is £31 with the majority of supporters paying less than £30.

SD General Meeting update – transfer of assets

Members of Supporters Direct voted on Tuesday 11th December 2018 to confirm the transfer of the assets of the organisation to the new Unified Football Supporters’ Organisation as agreed at the General Meeting held on 22nd November 2018.

Cherries back period poverty campaign

Bournemouth fans are latest to back a UK-wide campaign to provide free sanitary products for women at football matches.

And finally… dog on pitch

Stray Given? David Dogea? Bark-Andre ter Stegen? Gianlugi Wooffon? Pat Jennings? Mark Schnauzer? Endless dog-goalie pun possibilities after this very good boy intervened in the Argentinian third division…

UEFA commits to tackling away ticket price problem in Europe

UEFA said this week that it would act on the issue of away ticket pricing in its club competitions – suggesting a competition-wide price cap in the Champions League and Europa League.

The story of Carlisle United Official Supporters Club – part 1

In March 2001 a meeting of four football supporters occurred in a pub outside Carlisle. They didn’t know each other, but they all had a common goal – to get an organisation together that could ultimately buy a share of their local football club. Different groups had been talking separately about setting up such a venture but that day, four of them came together to pool their collective talents and get a committee up and running to do just that. These were:

Mohamed Salah and Beth Mead win supporters’ accolades

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was named Men’s Player of the Year at the Football Supporters’ Federation Awards in partnership with Virgin Media, which took place tonight in London.

Roy Bentley’s Stationary Club

Roger Titford, board member of Supporters Trust At Reading (STAR) and regular contributor to When Saturday Comes, has written an unusual account of the lower division football in the 1960s.

What makes a good Supporter Liaison Officer?

On the eve of the FSF Awards in partnership with Virgin Media 2018 we look back on some of last year’s winners – Wigan Athletic’s Ian Wadsworth and Jason Taylor who were jointly awarded the Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year 2017.

Introducing the National Game Community Award – Part II

At this year’s FSF awards we’re instituting a new category to recognise the efforts of non-league clubs and their supporters who, despite huge challenges and tight budgets, ensure the survival of the game outside the professional leagues. In the second half of a two-part blog, Maria Horner introduces the final three of this year’s nominees…

Introducing the National Game Community Award – Part I

At this year’s FSF awards we’re instituting a new category to recognise the efforts of non-league clubs and their supporters who, despite huge challenges and tight budgets, ensure the survival of the game outside the professional leagues. In the first half of a two-part blog, Maria Horner introduces three of this year’s nominees…

SD General Meetings Update

Members of Supporters Direct voted on Thursday 22nd November to transfer the assets of the organisation to the new Unified Football Supporters’ Organisation.

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
  • Pledgeball