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#EFFC23: UEFA president & FA chair announced as speakers

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin, English FA Chair Debbie Hewitt and former-player and pundit Gary Neville are the first guest speakers to be announced to take part in the European Football Fans Congress 2023 (EFFC 2023), with more to follow.

Football Supporters Europe (FSE) and the Football Supporters’ Association are pleased to confirm that UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and English FA Chair Debbie Hewitt will be addressing attendees at the opening night of EFFC 2023 to be hosted at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

This will be the first time a UEFA President has attended a European Football Fans Congress to speak to supporters, which follows on from FSE’s landmark Memorandum of Understanding signed with UEFA earlier this year. It is also Čeferin’s first time speaking publicly in the UK.

In addition, former-England international and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville will be taking part in a panel session on Friday of the event.

Registration for #EFFC23 is still open. However, Please note that Thursday’s opening event and Friday have now reached capacity and are fully booked.

You can register interest to be on a waiting list should spaces become available by contacting FSE via: [email protected]

Registered members of FSE and the FSA will have priority to attend. If you can no longer attend, please let us know by contacting the email above to allow others the opportunity to attend.

You can still register to attend Saturday and Sunday of #EFFC23 and find more details here.

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Football Supporters Europe (FSE) and co-hosts the Football Supporters’ Association (the FSA) will co-host the European Football Fans Congress 2023 (EFFC2023) in Manchester, England, running from Thursday 22nd June to Sunday 25th June.

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