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England Fans’ Embassy and FSF Cymru Season Review

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Some of the most important, practical things that the Football Supporters’ Federation does revolves around international work with fans of both England and Wales.

England fans’ reputation was particularly poor during the 1980/90s but since then huge strides have been taken and the FSF England Fans’ Embassy has played an important role in that, providing advice and information to travelling supporters.

Incredibly, during 2011-12, there were no football-related arrests among England or Wales fans at overseas international fixtures, and that includes England fans who attaneded the 2012 Euros in Ukraine and Poland.

The England Fans’ Embassy clocked up the air miles with seven away trips in the past 12 months, and that’s not even including Euro 2012. The team at FSF Cymru had three away trips in the past season with two in particular highlighting just how valuable the service can be, in very different ways. 

FSF Chief Executive Kevin Miles and FSF Cymru’s Paul Corkrey were also part of the Football Supporters Europe team that met with Platini to give the fans’ perspective on plans to change the format of the Euros. A pan-European format looks likely by 2020.

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