The decision was taken by a relevant FSF-appointed committee and was announced at the 2016 FSF Awards, held in December in London.

Earlier this year, Jonathan represented England at the inaugural European SLO network meeting in Malmo, together with ten of his European colleagues. Jonathan, who is also the Head of Supporter Services at Tottenham, has been the SLO of the club since the requirement was introduced by UEFA in 2012.

The final shortlist consisted of nine SLOs from six clubs; three Premier…

After 2.5 years of campaigning, 15,000 hours of voluntary work, over 500 pages of written materials, 6,000 people on the streets in support, and over 50 boycotted home matches, supporters have spoken and NK Čelik Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) will become a members-run football club in the coming months.
Behind this historic change is a citizens’ initiative by the name of Za Čelik, with the support of Robijaši 1988 Zenica, which has been calling for greater transparency at the football club for a number…

Less than an hour’s flight apart, Cork City and FC United of Manchester have plenty in common. Strong community roots, a fierce sense of local identity and some of the most passionate football fans around…
Cork City welcomed FC United’s Community and Education Manager, Andy Cheshire, to Cork for the first of their exchange visits last October, and the return visit is now set for the weekend of February 4th and 5th – when the club will faces Austrian supporter-owned football club SV…

The 2016 FIFPro Global Employment Report looks at the life of players in a way that has never been done before.

Towards the end of 2016, FIFPro released the findings of its first worldwide survey of working conditions in men’s professional football. The aim of the survey was to raise awareness around the realities faced by footballers – especially those who are not among the elite at the top of the sport – with a view to better understanding and improving…

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Club and Supporters for Better Governance in Football

Welcome to the Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project. This is a two-year collaborative partnership, coordinated by SD Europe, and co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and UEFA.

This project will help promote EU principles on good governance in sport. It will do this through a training, education and exchange programme involving member-run football clubs and national supporters’ organisations, from seven EU states.

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Project Resources

The Heart of the Game position paper

Our position paper is available in several languages.

Improving Football Governance project

Between March 2012 and June 2013 SD Europe, along with eight supporters’ organisations, took part in a project funded by the European Commission.

UEFA SLO Handbook 2011 Edition

Under Article 35 of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations, clubs across Europe are required to appoint a supporter liaison officer (SLO) to ensure proper and constructive discourse between them and their fans.

What is the Feasibility of a Supporters Direct Europe?

The report is the result of a study commissioned by UEFA to investigate the feasibility of extending the work undertaken by Supporters Direct within the UK across the remainder of UEFA’s members associations.

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