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Oldham Athletic: New taskforce aims to give fans a role in future ownership

The Football Supporters’ Association has teamed up with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Co-operatives UK to try and give fans an active role in the future ownership of Oldham Athletic.

Community-owned clubs on the pitch – 2021-22 review

On the whole it’s been a fantastic year on the pitch for our community-owned football clubs. Here, the FSA’s Richard Irving summarises the 2021-22 season for our clubs…

Worcester City – our latest community-owned club

Late last year Worcester City became the latest club to achieve community-ownership. Luke Cox, former-Worcester City director and supporters’ trust board member tells us more about their journey…

‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ – Did you know about the 50-year ban on women’s football?

This year is an historic one for the women’s game, marking 100 years since the FA banned women’s football from its clubs’ stadiums in 1921. The ban was overturned in 1971 – meaning 2021 is also the 50th anniversary of the FA righting that wrong.

Pre-season event celebrates fan ownership and women’s game

On Saturday, the FSA took part in a double-header of games in Manchester and the south east that took place to promote our community-owned clubs and the women’s game.

FC United beat Enfield Town to win 2021 Brian Lomax Trophy

On Saturday, FC United of Manchester beat Enfield Town 3-1 to win the 2021 Brian Lomax Trophy – a fixture celebrating community ownership and promoting supporter-owned clubs in the game.

Two new clubs move into community ownership

The FSA’s Community-Owned Club network has welcomed two new members to its fold in recent weeks, as the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis further demonstrates the value of supporter ownership and engagement.

Congleton Town flying the flag for community-owned clubs

Congleton Town will be flying the flag as the last remaining community-owned club in the Fourth Round of the FA Vase on this Saturday.

Exeter City repay loan to fans that saved club

Exeter City, the fan-owned club who were saved by their supporters when the club was in crisis in 2003, have repaid the long-term interest free loan provided by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust (ECST).

‘Ours’: Film highlights strengths of fan-ownership

A new documentary film highlighting the strengths of fan-ownership will be premiered on BT Sport next week.

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