Jul 05, 2018
‘Peluza Catalin Hildan’, the main supporters’ organisation of Dinamo Bucharest, has been working on the launch of the DDB (Just Dinamo Bucharest) project, that will allow the club’s supporters to assume increased structured influence in the running of their club.
In the past few months, PCH has undertaken significant steps in restructuring itself as a supporters’ organisation with a wider scope of activities. Board members and volunteers have worked methodically to develop a plan, under which the PCH will be able…
Jun 28, 2018
Supporter liaison officers (SLOs) from 13 countries attended the third meeting of the European SLO network at the home of Feyenoord Rotterdam in early June. The gathering constituted a highpoint in the development of this growing representative body.
After previous meetings in Stockholm and Gelsenkirchen it was the turn of Rotterdam to do the honours this time. Representing host club Feyenoord, manager for supporters and social work Ton Strooband welcomed the following SLOs to the third meeting of the European SLO…
Jun 21, 2018
Football fans in the city of Lier are pouring their energy into a new project, K. Lyra-Lierse, following the bankruptcy of former Belgian champions K. Lierse SK in May.
Guiding fans through months of uncertainty and worry, supporters groups GeelZwart, Yellow Black’s Army and the Lierse Supporters Association came together to form a new fundraising and awareness initiative entitled Lierse voor Altijd (Lierse Forever) back in the spring.
In the beginning, Lierse voor Altijd (LVA)’s objectives were simple: to maintain clear and…
Jun 20, 2018
Inspired by green and yellow scarves of protest while on a visit to Manchester, the Recre Trust has made an immeasurable impact on the Spanish town of Huelva in its short existence of less than three years.
It was supporters, driven by a rescue campaign designed and led by the trust, that raised an astonishing figure of €1 million in just 25 days to save Spain’s oldest football club, Real Club Recreativo de Huelva, in 2016. And it was the efforts…
Jun 14, 2018
As the Fifa World Cup gets underway, we did a little research and asked: how well are member-run football clubs or clubs with some element of supporter involvement in their governance structure represented amongst the 32 countries taking part in the competition?
By Arik Rosenstein & Niamh O’Mahony
Europe and South America are particularly prominent, but it’s quite an impressive list: we counted no less than 141 players representing 45 clubs from 25 different national squads over in Russia.
2014 World Champions Germany…
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Active in 38 countries across Europe, SD Europe represents grassroots and national supporters’ organisations, as well as amateur and professional member-run football clubs, and supports the implementation of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) licensing requirement on behalf of Uefa.