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The making of ‘My Country, My Shirt’

On Wednesday we launched the latest chapter of the My Club, My Shirt initiative – My Country, My Shirt – an exhibition celebrating Lionesses fans across the country.

Pledgeball: Climate crisis toolkit for fans

Football’s environmental campaign group Pledgeball have launched their new toolkit, designed to help supporter groups tackle the climate crisis.

#ICYMI: Bad choices

What is the worst penalty ever taken? It’s a question that is probably impossible to answer. This didn’t stop Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher though, who tried to solve it with a genuine contender for worst-ever with a woeful preseason panenka.

Four fan-owned clubs competing for pre-season honours

The Brian Lomax Cup takes place every pre-season and celebrates the role of supporter-owned football clubs. The trophy is named after the founding father of the supporters’ trust movement, who sadly passed away in 2015.

My Country, My Shirt

Back in 2020 we launched My Club, My Shirt at Cardiff City – a series of portrait exhibitions celebrating the rich diversity of football fans who follow the game from all walks of life.

Fan reps meet EFL executives – Summer 2022

Fan representatives from the EFL’s three divisions met with the competition’s senior officials in June to discuss ongoing issues across the leagues.

Staines Town: 130 year history “kicked into long grass”

You may have seen the controversy unfolding at Staines Town this year, where the end looks to have come for the 130 year old club who failed to register for next season’s competitions and shuttered their online presence.

FSA 2022 Annual Review: download now!

The FSA’s 2022 Annual Review, which was presented to our AGM on Saturday 16th July, is now available to download.

Round-up: FSA AGM 2022

Football fans from across the country gathered together on Saturday at AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane for the FSA’s 2022 AGM. Supporters discussed the organisation’s work throughout the year and proposed new policies on a range of issues affecting match-going fans.

Everything you need for the 2022 FSA AGM

This weekend is the FSA AGM, and we have collected below all the information you could need, whether you are attending in person or online. Registration remains open until the start of the AGM at 11am on Saturday, so there’s still time to let us know if you’ll be attending.

Dale Trust crowdfunder defends legal action against club and fans

A crowdfunder launched by Rochdale supporters to defend legal action by former club investors has now raised almost £30,000 – and it’s still open for another fortnight for fans who wish to donate.

Pledgeball launch Women’s Euro competition

Our friends at Pledgeball are rallying fans to show support for their national team by making pro-environmental pledges during the Women’s Euros – and the Pledgeball League champion will be the nation whose fans commit to saving the most carbon emissions.

French Senate: Supporters not to blame for Paris chaos

The French Senate today released its report into the chaos at last season’s Champions League final – completely exonerating Liverpool and Real Madrid fans.

Fulham fans hit out at “hideously expensive” tickets

Fulham have revealed their matchday pricing for 2022-23 – and tickets costing £100 have been described as “hideously expensive” by Fulham Supporters’ Trust.

#ICYMI: For-everaldo

There was a six goal thriller in the J-League this week between Kashima Antlers and Cerezo Osaka and saving a point for his side, tying the game at 3-3, was Brazilian forward Everaldo with a sensational bicycle kick. If you ever see a better one than this, let us know.

My Club, My Shirt: Blackburn Rovers celebrate fans with kit launch

Blackburn Rovers are the latest club to promote the diversity of their supporters with a “My Club, My Shirt” project – celebrating their fans during their 2022-23 kit launch.

York City: Supporters secure 49% of club in new partnership

York City supporters are the latest to gain a significant stake in their club after buying out the previous majority owner of the National League side.

National Council elections 2022

Elections are now open for individual member representatives on the FSA’s National Council, ahead of our 2022 AGM.

UEFA confirm panel for Champions League final investigation

UEFA have confirmed the panel for their investigation into the events surrounding the 2022 Champions League final held in Paris.

The return of Bury FC

When Bury FC were kicked out of the EFL in 2019 fans across the country, not just those who followed the club, feared that they’d never again see football of any level at Gigg Lane. Thanks to the outstanding work of supporters’ groups those fears, although reasonable, were premature. The Gigg Lane Steering Group explains more below…

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