Feb 27, 2020
LIAISE INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS
After two years of training and education events, exchange visits, inter-partner collaboration and knowledge sharing, LIAISE finally came to an end on 31 December 2019.
The project has seen national associations, leagues and supporter organisations from across the continent working and learning together to build stronger and more mutually beneficial relationships for the good of the European game by developing the supporter liaison officer role and its implementation.
Following the completion of the LIAISE project, to ensure its legacy stands…
Mar 24, 2020
Following an impromptu month-long hiatus, SD Europe is delighted to reconvene the SLO of the Month editorial series.
For newcomers, this series is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Supporter Liaison Officer role. You can learn more about the Supporter Liaison Officer role here.
For March’s edition, we had the pleasure of speaking to Dave Messenger who is SLO at Premier League side Watford FC. Dave’s role as SLO is tied in closely with his responsibilities as the Hornets’ Disability Access…
Jan 30, 2020
We continue this series of interviews to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the development of the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) role. SD Europe is delighted to share what is now the fourth edition of ‘SLO of the Month’, where we speak to SLOs from across Europe about their role and experiences.
This month, we had the pleasure of speaking to Celtic FC Supporter Liaison Officer John Paul Taylor who provided an in depth insight into his experience at one of…
Dec 02, 2019
Earlier this month, the SD Europe Supporter Liaison Officer team took part in two interesting meetings in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The week was highlighted by the third and final LIAISE workshop, with a LIAISE exchange visit to the match between Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting Braga, the tenth in a series of 12, taking place as well.
This was the third workshop under SD Europe’s supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, which is funded by…
Nov 25, 2019
In honour of the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the development of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role, last month SD Europe announced a new monthly interview featuring various SLOs across the European SLO network.
In the second edition of this feature, we asked Matijas Loeb, the SLO at Norwegian club Vålerenga IF, to reflect on his role and the future of SLO development.
What are some of the achievements the SLO department has had at your club?
Vålerenga is unfortunately not spoiled…
Nov 02, 2019
At the end of September and beginning of October, the SD Europe Supporter Liaison Officer team took part in two exchange visits in Sweden organised by the Svensk Elitfotboll under SD Europe’s supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, which is funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
SD Europe, together with the delegations of Svenska Fotbollssupporterunionen, Svensk Elitfotboll, Federação Portuguesa de Futebol, and a group of the Czech Football League’s SLOs were guests at the IFK Norrköping stadium to attend…
Oct 09, 2019
The SD Europe network is filled with stories, connections, and the purest forms of passion. Though much progress has been made over the past decade, members have had to learn the correct manner to channel that passion.
In order to accomplish set goals and continue to campaign for the fans, our members have had to establish, develop, and prioritise a “structural relationship” with various football institutions.
In this SD Europe special in-depth series, we will delve into the multi-faceted relationships between football…
Oct 09, 2019
In honour of the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the development of the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) role, SD Europe is excited to announce a new monthly feature of various SLOs across Europe.
In what is an emotional, and exciting interview, we had the privilege to ask Eintracht Frankfurt SLO, Marc Francis to reflect on his role and the future of SLO development.
Commenting on the upcoming anniversary, SD Europe’s Head of SLO Implementation, Stuart Dykes, said: “It’s been a remarkable decade…
Oct 08, 2019
At the end of September, the SD Europe SLO team was invited by the Polish Football Association (PZPN) to Wrocław for the seventh exchange visit of our supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, which is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
The delegation was hosted by officials of the PZPN and included representatives from the Swedish Football League (SEF), the Swedish Football Supporters Union (SFSU), club SLOs from Örgryte IS in Sweden and Bohemians 1905 from Czechia. David…
Aug 08, 2019
At the beginning of July, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) hosted the sixth exchange visit of SD Europe’s supporter liaison project, LIAISE, which is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
The delegation was headed by SD Europe’s project manager, Stuart Dykes, and included Jakub Novakovski and Dariusz Łapiński of the Polish Football Association’s Infrastructure and Organization of Events department and Martin Schlosser, head of Austria’s National Information Point for Combating Football Hooliganism in the role of external expert….
May 28, 2019
The Supporter Liaison Officer role is a dynamic, busy, and exciting position at any football club. However, Celtic FC supporters are known across the world for being up there with the very best.
In this SD Europe Exclusive avid football supporter, and former president of the Seattle Sounders FC Alliance, Paul Cox, gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the realities and responsibilities of the Supporter Liaison Officer at Celtic FC.
“I traveled in February from Valencia, Spain, to watch the…