Want to help change football? Fans’ Parliament 2011 will take place at Imperial College (London) on Saturday 9th July (9.30am-5.30pm). The event sees supporters from across the UK put their heads together to see how we can influence the game for the better. The fan movement is growing stronger by the day – get involved and have your say.
We’re very pleased to announce that this year’s main speaker will be Panorama’s investigative journalist Andrew Jennings, a man has done more than almost any other to expose FIFA’s dirty secrets. There’ll also be sessions on Club Ownership & Governance, Policing/Stewarding, Fan Activism, TV Contracts & Scheduling, Safe Standing, and Refereeing.
Fans’ Parliament is absolutely free, open to all, and helps set the FSF’s policy and campaigns focus for the coming year. However, supporters should register in advance – this helps us work out important things like how many sarnies to order and how to set up the venue. It also gives you the chance to register for the breakout session of your choice or, if you think the FSF is missing a trick, to propose a motion for Fans’ Parliament.
REGISTRATION: To register for FP11 please copy and paste the below into an email and send it to FP2011@fsf.org.uk.
Breakouts (choose two, see below):
Affiliate represented (if applicable):
Club/country supported (if applicable):
Any special requirements (access, dietary, etc):
Do you require accommodation info? (Y/N):
(Official conference accommodation information and prices will be provided upon registration along with other budget options.)
Fans’ Parliament kicks off at 10am (we’d appreciate it if you could arrive for registration from 9.30am) with the Chair’s welcome being followed by a keynote speech from our guest speaker. We’ll then split into individual groups to discuss the issues which interest us most in the breakout sessions.
These breakout groups will allow delegates to investigate, debate and recommend FSF policy across a range of issues. This gives everyone the chance to have their say, rather than the old format of 300 people in a room all fighting to get a word in. The sessions will then reconvene to the main hall and propose motions which are then voted on and passed/rejected as FSF policy. Fans’ Parliament closes at around 5.30pm although a more detailed agenda will be provided in due course.
Breakout sessions (speakers TBC). Please choose one morning and one afternoon session when registering:
- Club Ownership & Governance (morning session)*
- Policing/Stewarding (morning session)*
- TV Contracts & Scheduling (afternoon session)*
- Safe Standing (afternoon session)*
- Refereeing (afternoon session)
*These breakout sessions will be to consider policy and to recommend policy to main conference.
Fans’ Parliament 2011 takes place at Imperial College (Huxley Building, 180 Queen’s Gate), London, on Saturday 9th July. For details on registration, transport, accommodation, elections, delegate packs, and social events, follow this link.