Your basket

Join The FSA

The FSF is 10!

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

It’s now 10 years since the Football Supporters’ Association and the National Federation of Football Supporters’ Clubs merged to form the Football Supporters’ Federation. In that time the FSF has helped thousands of fans, grown to more than 200,000 individual and affiliate members, and had some pretty big successes…

Fans’ Embassies (England and FSF Cymru) – from Azerbaijan to Trinidad and Tobago the boys and girls from our Fans’ Embassies have done a sterling job keeping fans safe around the globe.

No To Gam£ 39 – the FSF led the high-profile national campaign opposing the 39th Premier League game on foreign fields.

Free Lions – the FSF’s England fanzine is going as strong as ever and has almost as many issues under its belt as Peter Shilton has caps.

Football Supporters Europe
– the FSF played an integral role in FSE’s formation. The pan-European supporters’ body now has members in 40 countries and offers a united voice across the continent.

Safe Standing Campaign – there’s been more movement in the past 12 months on this than the previous 12 years. Aston Villa and the SPL now back a trial.

Policing and Stewarding work – the FSF helps hundreds of fans every year with complaints from the trivial to the tragic.

FA Council representation – For the first time in history fans were granted a seat on the FA Council. FSF chair Malcolm Clarke took that place where he represents the FSF, Level Playing Field, and Supporters Direct.

Section 27 – the FSF helped scores of Stoke City supporters to almost £200,000 in compensation after they were wrongly expelled from Greater Manchester thanks to incorrectly used Section 27legislation. It served as a warning to other forces and earned a JUSTICE/Liberty Human Rights 2009 award nomination.

The FSF’s Football Writers Awards – rewarding the best in amateur and professional writing – the Awards continue to grow, watch out Oscars…

The Football Supporter (tfs) – 27 issues of top-class fan writing. Sadly the digital age caught up with tfs and, with a heavy heart, the magazine was folded so that additional time and money could be invested in our online presence. More on that in the coming months.

Here’s to another 10 years (and the rest).

Join the FSF for free today from this link.

The Football Supporters’ Federation on Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter – @The_FSF

Related Articles

FSF statement on VAR trial

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) are being used in this season’s League Cup and FA Cup as part of IFAB’s world wide trialling of the technology – and on Saturday the scheme caused controversy at Anfield during Liverpool’s fourth round FA Cup tie loss to West Bromwich Albion.

FSF Southern Division meeting – February 2018

The next meeting of the FSF Southern Division will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 11th February 2018 in the Supporters’ Bar at Woking FC’s Laithwaite Community Stadium.

FSF statement on Croatia vs England

With Croatia serving a two game stadium ban issued to them by UEFA in 2015, England’s first UEFA Nations League match in October later this year is set to be played behind closed doors. Here’s our statement on the matter:

FSF Cymru guide to China Cup 2018

The China Cup featuring Wales is just a few weeks away and FSF Cymru’s final guide to the host city, Nanning, is available for download now.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


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