Jul 12, 2019
It is an exciting weekend for fan-owned football, as HFC Falke will celebrate its 5-year anniversary by hosting a friendly match with fellow fan-owned side YB SK Beveren in Hamburg!
The two sides will utilise their preseason plans to highlight the growth of fan-owned football throughout Europe.
HFC Falke will be hosting the Beveren first team, as well as supporters for a day of football, celebration, and aspiration. The clubs have always had a special relationship and the opportunity for the supporters…
Jun 28, 2019
At the end of May, representatives of football clubs from three European countries took part in the fifth of 12 exchange visits under SD Europe’s supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
The visit was hosted by the Ligová Fotbalová Asociace (Czech Football League) and saw representatives of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) and the European Think Tank of Football Safety and Security Experts plus the SLO of Polish Ekstraklasa outfit Jagiellonia Białystok…
Jun 18, 2019
“The best thing that football gave me was a chance to get to know human beings. I got to meet people who suffered a lot, and those on the other side of society that had everything.” – Socrates, Footballer
A young player gracefully floats across the turf, skating easily around two players who are struggling to keep up with his skill and speed. He plays without fear, brave and single-minded. He has two options to pass, but chooses to dribble instead,…
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…
May 22, 2019
The Bohemians Supporters Trust (DFB), a group from Praha, Czechia, have recently joined SD Europe’s growing network of supporters across Europe. With different experiences and inspiring stories, the DFB continue to develop fan-ownership and enlarge SD Europe’s activities to Europe and beyond.
The Bohemians Supporters Trust (DFB), are a supporters group of Bohemians Praha 1905. Founded in March 2005, Bohemians Supporters Trust would see a future of years of legal disputes over their club’s traditional identity, and a fight over the…
SD Europe is a non-profit organisation meeting the need for meaningful supporter involvement in the running of football clubs and the sustainable development of the game as a whole.
Active in 38 countries across Europe, SD Europe represents grassroots and national supporters organisations, as well as amateur and professional member-run football clubs.
The organisation also supports the implementation of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) licensing requirement on behalf of Uefa, and has observer status on the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence.
SD Europe is currently managing a two-year Erasmus+ project (LIAISE) with the support of the European Commission.
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