Football Supporters’ Association
Blues Trust is proud to be affiliated to the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA). The FSA has resulted from the merger of Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters Federation. Both SD and the FSF had existed for some years and during that time, had built up a wealth of resources and documents which fan groups found useful across a huge array of areas. The websites of both these organisations will still run for a while so that you can view their history and the older documents.
Read below, the FSA’s Mission statement and an extract from their ‘About Us’ page on their website here.
You can read more about the scope of their work in their most recent annual review here.
The FSA is the national, democratic, representative body for football supporters in England and Wales.
We are the leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fan rights, good governance, diversity, and all types of supporter empowerment.
The breadth of work is huge and difficult to sum up in a paragraph or two. As the national organisation we have regular contact with the Premier League, the EFL, National League, and the FA, as well as a whole host of other organisations within football such as the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
Football is for all and we work closely with organisations such as Kick It Out and Level Playing Field to ensure that core belief is happening in the real world. We have supported the establishment of scores of BAME and LGBT fans’ groups over the past few seasons.
We are founder-members of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) who represent supporters across the continent and are heavily involved in the organisation, with two members who sit on FSE’s Committee (Kevin Miles and Paul Corkrey).
As secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Football Supporters Group we have strengthened the voice of fans within Parliament in recent years.
Our casework helps hundreds of fans every year who feel they’ve been poorly treated by their clubs, stewards, or police. We give those fans a voice, the best possible advice, and even legal support where necessary.
We pioneered the concept of Fans’ Embassies and have helped fans of both the England and Wales men’s national teams at tournaments across the planet. We are proud to have replicated this service, for the first time, for England’s Lionesses at the Women’s World Cup 2019.
Read more about the scope of our work in our most recent annual review, below.
We are an inclusive, independent, democratic organisation working with supporters, governing bodies, leagues and clubs to drive positive change in football through supporter engagement at every level of the game.
We nurture and develop supporter networks at local, national and international levels, working with supporters’ trusts, clubs and individuals to initiate and support campaigns on issues of concern to football supporters, encouraging good governance, supporter representation on club boards, community-ownership and sustainable stewardship of football clubs.
A commitment to diversity underpins all of our activity and we oppose all forms of discrimination or violence in relation to football.