The Football Supporters’ Federation is seeking to recruit a communications officer, based in Sunderland. This is a great opportunity to help a democratic organisation representing the rights of football supporters in England and Wales.
Monday 11th May 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire, when 56 football fans died at Valley Parade. Alongside the remembrance events a theatrical production has been touring the country.
Collective punishments for fans – games played behind closed doors, for example – remain a controversial issue. Our European counterparts, Football Supporters’ Europe (FSE), met with UEFA president Michel Platini on Sunday to discuss fans’ concerns about these sanctions. FSE maintain they punish the innocent as well as the guilty and discourage fans from reporting racist incidents. Here is their statement following that meeting…
In the second part of his personal history of the formation of the Football Supporters Association (one of the forerunners to the modern day FSF) Rogan Taylor talks about ID cards, Hillsborough, and beyond. To read part one of his blog from earlier this week, click here.
In the first part of his personal history of the formation of the Football Supporters’ Association (one of the forerunners to the modern day FSF) Rogan Taylor talks about the Heysel disaster and the first step at organising football fans in the UK. Part two, covering the ID card debacle and Hillsborough disaster will follow later this week.
The 30th anniversary of the Bradford City Fire Disaster occurs on May 11th 2015. Fifty-six supporters lost their lives in the fire, including two Lincoln City fans, and 258 other supporters were injured, many with serious burns.