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‘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.

Written and narrated by award-winning journalist Michael Calvin, ‘Ours’ offers a unique insight into modern football, away from the expenses of the Premier League. It asks searching questions about identity and belonging, and finds hope in clubs that are run by, or heavily influenced by, their fans.

‘Ours’ provides an in-depth examination of a variety of ownership models, and outlines the emotional bond between supporters and at a variety of clubs from Bury AFC, AFC Wimbledon, Portsmouth and more – it even includes contributions from the FSA.

Sally Brown, executive producer of BT Sport Films, said: “The last 12 months have brought the importance of fans to the fore, the pandemic re-emphasising the role that their passion plays both in and away from the stadium. A strikingly relevant piece of work, Ours confronts the flaws of the modern game and celebrates those that help make it a reality.”

‘Ours’ will premiere on Tuesday 2nd March on BT Sport 1 at 10.30pm. For more information about accessing the film, visit the BT Sport website.

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