Latest Supporters’ Trust News from around the World

17th March, 2014


Israeli supporters   hold first supporter-dedicated conference 

Israfans,   the national umbrella organisation for Israeli supporters’ trusts and   supporter owned clubs, and Haadumim, the supporters trust of Hapoel Tel Aviv,   last week organised the country’s first supporter-dedicated conference.   Members of the IFA, representatives of the government and political parties,   club officials, academics and representatives of the press along with more   than 200 supporters from more than 10 clubs (both individuals and members of   supporter organisations and trusts) participated.

Community ownership   week in Scotland

A week of   celebrating and promoting fan and community ownership of clubs was organised   by Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS), with events at Holyrood, Westminster and   across the country held.

The campaign by was designed to showcase ownership of clubs by the community   in Scotland and beyond, and the journey to community ownership currently   being trodden by Dunfermline, already 25% owned by the fans and community   through the Pars Trust.

Sports Finance

The   FA is ripping off fans for “more and more” profit, MP says

QPR   announced £65m pounds loss – total debt of more than £177m

Birmingham   City owner jailed for six years for money laundering

Cash   flow problems as ‘tiny’ club pushes for league status
Football Economy

Atletico   Madrid need €15m to break even

News from Europe

Supporters   Direct Europe meets with UEFA
Supporters Direct 

Rouen supporters launch Fédération des Culs Rouges
Supporters Direct 

L’ Aquila Mè Supporters Trust hold first public meeting
Supporters Direct

Nancy   supporters launch ‘Socios Nancy’ supporters’ trust
Supporters Direct

Trust News

Bury   FC – Gigg Lane an Asset of Community Value
Supporters   Direct 

Cardiff   Trust supporting demonstration
Supporters Direct 

FC   United of Manchester launches largest-ever supporters survey
FC United of Manchester

Fisher   FC – Return to Bermondsey and Rotherhithe area another step closer
Supporters   Direct 

Barnsley   FC approach Supporter Liaison Officer the right way
Barnsley FC

Supporters   Direct 

Save   The Date – Supporters Summit 2014
Supporters Direct

Sports Governance

Financial   Fair play timetable outlined

UEFA ready for assault on third-party ownership
Inside World   Football

Premier   League clubs support ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign

Comments and Blogs

Why   on earth buy a football club?
Linda Yueh – BBC

The   model we should be looking at is Germany
Hugh   McDonald – Herald Scotland

How   football lost touch with its young fans
Adrian   Tempany – The Guardian

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