The Supporters Summit at Wembley Stadium last weekend provided some insights into what is happening in the world of football. Ian Lenagan, the new Chairman of the English Football League, spoke at the opening plenary.
Fans fighting in France make more dramatic headlines than stories about friendship among fans. But all football supporters have interests in common and networks of fans do work together. Blues Trust has links with supporters of other clubs through its membership of Supporters Direct and we have shared Birmingham City’s tales of woe with fans of other clubs who have had dodgy owners.
On 19th January 2016, the Government released its final report from the Expert Working Group (EWG) on Supporter Ownership and Engagement that was established by the Minister for Sport in October 2014.
Blues Trust welcomes the report that contains a number of recommendations which are designed to assist supporter ownership including opportunities to bid in an insolvency process, and additional funding set aside to help supporters’ trusts to prepare an ownership bid, when suitable opportunities arise.