This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.
It’s a struggle for the lower league club the world over – how to draw fans. Serie B side Triestina have taken a somewhat literal approach to the problem, however, and constructed their own 2D supporters to fill their stadium.
With dwindling attendances and empty stands a common sight, they decided to combat the problem by closing down a stand and filling it with a cost effective solution to the lack of supporters. We guess what they lose in atmosphere they save in policing and stewarding costs.
The Fans for Diversity campaign, a partnership between the FSA and Kick It Out, continues to assist supporters around the country, and we spoke to campaign lead Anwar Uddin about recent work to promote diversity via three new projects in London…
Last month the FA announced that the Community Shield would be taking place on a Sunday at 5.30pm, a difficult time for Manchester City fans hoping to get down to the game and back in time for work the next day. After a backlash that was revised to 4pm but Manchester City fans are calling for it to be moved to 3pm.
As it’s International Women’s Day we thought it a good time to speak to some of the women on our National Council – Ally Simcock, Kristine Green, and Sarah Stelling – in a special extended feature. We wanted hear about how they got into football, football activism, and whether they’d ever been treated differently at the match…