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Download: 100 Years of Supporter Activism

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first national supporter organisation emerging in England & Wales.

To celebrate that anniversary we’ve produced a 40-page publication that looks back at the work supporters have been engaged in over the last 100 years.

The 100 Years of Supporter Activism publication explores the founding of the major national supporter organisations and how the movement has developed vital campaigns over the decades:

100 Years of Supporter Activism chapters:

  • Foreword
  • The Fan Voice
  • Supporter ownership
  • Football’s Darkest Days
  • ID Cards: The Fightback Begins
  • Rise of the ISAs
  • Fans In Focus
  • Women’s Game
  • Fanzines
  • Anti-racism & Diversity
  • Policing
  • Twenty’s Plenty
  • Super League & Game 39
  • Football & WWII
  • Fans’ embassies
  • Safe standing

The publication is available to download. A small number of printed copies are available, if you would like to know more about the printed version please get in touch.



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Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball
  • SD Europe