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SD AGM 2017

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

At the SD AGM, which took place on Sunday 2nd July, the following resolutions were passed:

Confirm the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting dated 17th July 2016

To receive and adopt the Annual Report & Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 together with the Auditors Report thereon

To adopt the following , recommended by the Board:
That Littlejohn LLP, be and is hereby appointed auditor of the Society to hold office from the conclusion of this meeting to the conclusion of the next general meeting at which the Financial Statements are laid before the Society and the remuneration to be fixed by the directors.

To confirm the following results of the election of Directors to the Board

Tim Hartley
John Alexander
Tom Greatrex
John Boyle
Michael Green
Stuart Fuller

To consider and (if thought fit) pass the following recommended by the Board:
To authorise the Board to nominate an SD representative to the FA Council as and when appropriate using a selection process determined by the Board.

To consider and (if thought fit) pass the following recommended by the Board:
To note the amendments to the audit threshold criteria for Member Trusts

To consider and (if thought fit) pass the following recommended by the Board:
The proposal to incorporate SD Scotland as a legal entity owned by the member supporter trusts in Scotland, is supported.

SD members hereby grant authority to the SD Board to do all things necessary to enable the formation of a locally incorporated Community Benefit Society under the name Supporters Direct Scotland Ltd and to assign all football activity currently delivered within Supporters Direct Scotland to this new organisation.

The members further agree that the SD Board shall determine the arrangements under which Supporters Direct will be linked with this new organisation and, subject to the board being satisfied with the arrangements to maintain a structured relationship between the two organisations, this all to be concluded as and when both the SDS Council and the SD Board determine.

There was also a lively discussion around the way in which Supporters Direct relates to its members through its governance structure for members in England and Wales, including the potential for a merger with the Football Supporters Federation (FSF).

SD AGM 2016 minutes

SD AGM Notice 2017

Financial statements

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  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


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