Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals Special Hearing “Football Supporters Trusts – What is the vision for the future of supporter-owned football clubs?” – House of Parliament – Monday 25th...Read More
Troubled clubs look to fan-owned company structures to survive. Flat-lining attendances and rising costs are blamed for locking six English Football League clubs into a cycle of serious financial distress, a report issued...Read More
Blues Trust is the supporters’ trust for fans of Birmingham City FC. We want Blues fans to have a greater say in the way that BCFC is run.
Blues Trust is a member of Supporters Direct (SD) whose goal is to promote sustainable spectator sports clubs based on supporters involvement and community ownership. SD has helped to establish supporters’ trusts at over 170 clubs and it helped us register our Rules on 21 February 2012.Read More
Last Monday, a significant discussion took place in Westminster. The subject was football governance, and the occasion was a session of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals.Read More
The idea of setting up a Trust for Birmingham City supporters originated in the summer of 2011. A group of fans met together to find a constructive way to react to the news of the club’s financial problems, and asked Supporters Direct for help in setting up a Trust. One requirement was to register a legally binding set of rules.Read More
Following the hearings of the All Party Mutuals group at Parliament yesterday, SD has launched the paper, ‘Supporter Share Ownership: Recommendations on how to increase supporter share ownership in football’.
Designed to address some of the major challenges and barriers to increasing the involvement of supporters’ trusts in football, the report lays out how the supporters trust takeover at Portsmouth – though a major achievement – could have been made far easier and less harrowing by introducing some simple changes to rules – such as ‘Investment Tax Relief’.
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