Structured Dialogue

10 Jul 2017 | 0 comments

One of the key areas of discussion at the recent Supporters Summit was communication between club and supporters. English Football League Rule 111 (reproduced below) requires twice-yearly meetings with supporters, with the club being represented by owners, directors, or an equivalent executive. The person/persons representing the club should be those with full decision-making responsibility at a strategic level.

From the last survey of supporters carried out by Supporters Direct (SD), in broad terms about a third of clubs comply and a third are making an effort to comply. As an example, in 2014, Fulham Supporters Trust were invited by the Club’s Board to attend monthly meetings and these continue to happen, so clearly the Boards of some clubs recognise the benefit of this.

SD will continue to monitor compliance by clubs and Blues Trust will be responding to an End of Season review by SD.

Birmingham City hold Quarterly Supporters Forums and management representatives attend two of these each year. The next Forum will probably be before the Bolton game on August 15 but it will not be one of the meetings attended by management.

EFL Rule 111

111    Supporter Engagement
111.1    Clubs shall hold at least two meetings/fans forums per Season to which its supporters (or representatives) are to be invited in order to discuss significant issues relating to the Club. The framework for these meetings shall be documented in the Club’s customer charter, but are subject to the following minimum criteria:
111.1.1    Clubs must be represented by the Club’s majority owner, board director(s) or other senior executive(s);
111.1.2    where meetings are not open to all supporters wishing to attend, the supporter representatives must be elected, selected or invited in line with basic democratic principles; and
111.1.3    individuals cannot be excluded by the Club without good reason (the Club acting reasonably).

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NewsNow
Our Current membership
Voting Members 154
Non-Voting Members 24
News Feeds
  • Error
  • FSF
  • BBC Sport

RSS Error: A feed could not be found at http://www.supporters-direct.org/feed?post_type=news-article. A feed with an invalid mime type may fall victim to this error, or SimplePie was unable to auto-discover it.. Use force_feed() if you are certain this URL is a real feed.

No items.

Morata, Lukaku, Lacazette - vote on which striker is the best signingChelsea are set to sign Alvaro Morata, Manchester [Read More]

More to come from England after 6-0 win - boss SampsonEngland Women remain "a work in progress [Read More]

Ex-Southampton youth coach faces child sex chargesA former Southampton FC youth coach faces historic [Read More]

Javier Hernandez: West Ham close to deal for Mexican forwardWest Ham are closing in on a deal to sign Mexican [Read More]

Mourinho to settle for one more Man Utd signingManchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he wi [Read More]

Watch highlights of England's 6-0 win over ScotlandJodie Taylor scores a hat-trick as England thrash [Read More]

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This