SLOs of clubs in the top three tiers of the German football pyramid gathered in Kaiserslautern for their annual assembly in early February. The meeting was jointly organised for the first time by the German Football Association (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL). Some 80 SLOs attended the two-day event. The assembly was chaired by Benjamin Kandler, Deputy Head of Supporter Affairs at the DFL, and Bülent Aksen of the DFB Supporter Contact Point. It was opened by the ho
2014/15 has been another busy year for the SLO project as various licensing bodies across Europe organised training workshops or events for their club SLOs, the UEFA SLO bilateral meetings were introduced, new translated and localised handbooks were published, initiatives with direct impact on the SLO were started, there was an effort for its better understanding by and cooperation with non-football stakeholders, its communications improved with a new UEFA electronic newslett
In a previous article about the disability access officer (DAO) we underlined the importance of the role in the improvement of the holistic relationship of a club with its supporters, as disabled supporters are a different segment of the fan base with different demands and requirements that need to be understood and met. In Germany, DAOs from 25 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs recently gathered for their annual plenary organised by the German Football League (DFL), at which
Read the original article here (in German) A total of 65 supporter liaison officers (SLOs) from the 36 clubs in Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 came together at the beginning of December for their annual winter plenary meeting, organised in cooperation with the German Football League (DFL). The various workshops focused on enhancing the experience of supporters travelling to away matches, pro-action and the fight against right wing extremism in the stands, and improving the shari
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