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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.

Fans set to return to games in May

Yesterday the Government announced that fans will be allowed to return to grounds in May, albeit with reduced capacities.

#ICYMI: Frogged

La Liga table-toppers Atletico Madrid couldn’t overcome little old Levante on Wednesday, the Frogs manfully holding Simeone’s lot to a 1-1 draw. The outcome would have been very different, however, if Atletico forward Angel Correa hadn’t missed this absolute sitter. Shocking stuff.

Grants promise from National League to clubs ‘unfortunate’ says Sports Minister

In a letter to the FSA, Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has confirmed that ‘at no stage’ did the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) offer ongoing to support to the National League only in the form of grants. 

Fans for Diversity: Work breaking down barriers goes on

The Fans for Diversity campaign has been working with supporters throughout lockdown to break down barriers to football and tackle discrimination – here we talk to campaign lead Anwar Uddin (Aldershot Town assistant manager in his spare time) about the work that’s been going on.

#ICYMI: Choreos

Despite all the evidence that overly-elaborate set pieces are in fact a massive waste of time, Karlsruher SC still thought they’d give it a shot in Bundlesliga 2 this week – coming up with this naff corner kick routine that ultimately led to… nothing?

Vote now: FSA Awards shortlists announced

We are pleased to announce the shortlists for the FSA Awards in association with BeGambleAware, with voting open now.

#TerraceTalk: fan-led campaign mental health campaign launched

Following on from months of work with fan reps across the EFL, the FSA is pleased to launch #TerraceTalk – a supporter-led mental health initiative.

What next for non-league?

Uncertainty remains over the future of the 2020-21 season at non-league level, as clubs have been responding to consultations via the FA and the National League.

Advice for community-owned clubs: latest update

Over the last 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been producing and updating guidance for community-owned clubs as new government schemes for coping with the shutdown and its associated effects were announced.

Quick guide: Online meetings and standing orders

The trials of running online meetings and officers overstepping their authority were laid bare when the chaotic Handforth Parish Council meeting went viral at the weekend. Here the FSA’s training and governance manager Nicola Cave offers advice, and online resources, to supporter groups on hosting online meetings and standing orders…

#ICYMI: Bog on the Dim

If you’re looking for sophisticated comedy, #ICYMI is not the place for you. This week is all slapstick and pratfalls, courtesy of Alanyaspor v Sivasspor which was rightfully abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch. How they got the OK to kick-off is beyond us.

FSA Board election update

At the FSA’s National Council meeting on Monday 1st February, an election was held among the National Council membership for the four vacant positions on the FSA Board. The following candidates stood for election:

Football Supporters Europe & SD Europe: January round-up

The FSA works with two organisations, Football Supporters (FSE) and SD Europe, to represent and promote the interests of football supporters at European level. To keep FSA members up to date on that work, we’ve rounded up some highlights below from our friends at FSE and SD Europe…

FSA Cymru meet with Welsh football authorities

At the end of January, supporter representatives from FSA Cymru met with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and senior figures from the Welsh police to discuss issues impacting Wales fans.

Fan groups across continent unite to condemn Super League

Led by Football Supporters Europe (FSE), of which the FSA is a member, fan groups across the continent today united to condemn plans by a selection of Europe’s biggest clubs to form a breakaway European Super League.

Government announce non-league support yet uncertainty remains

Earlier this week the government announced that clubs at Steps 3 to 6 of non-league would benefit from up to £10 million in grant funding to support them through the shutdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

#ICYMI: Field of Dreams

With the end of the pandemic in sight (sort of) the prospect of getting back into games inches closer where we can once again revel in the scintillating prospect of *checks notes* referees staring at video screens for several minutes and *checks notes again* professional footballers blazing penalties into the stands. Can’t wait.

West Ham United unveil new engagement model

West Ham United have unveiled their reformed model for fan engagement, replacing their Official Supporters’ Board with a new, independent supporter-led committee.

Spurs: Club and trust team up to support foodbanks

Tottenham Hotspur and the club’s supporters’ trust have joined forces in a new partnership which will support local foodbanks – the latest example of fan work in the field.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

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