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Supporters Direct Conference Report

Conference held at Stirling University
Saturday 6th June 2009

Supporters Direct Conference - Voting Results from the final session


Fifty five people voted in the final session. They ranked the topics in the following order of preference:


• Ownership and Fan Representation
• Community
• Structure
• Regulation


Within each topic the following preferences were chosen in order of most popular first:


Ownership and Fan Representation


• Representation by right not by invitation
• Partnership and collaboration
• Governance: supervision, scrutiny
• Models of ownership


Community


• Football needs a clear vision on community involvement in Scotland
• Football authorities need to take a lead role in sharing expertise and knowledge among
Clubs and promote partnerships with government local authorities and other clubs
• Ensure equitable funding for all
• Who has responsibility for community best practice?


Structure


• Reform of SFA to be more representative of clubs
• Supporters place on SFA Council
• Pyramid system
• Better marketing of football


Regulation


• Raise awareness of trusts among fans
• Rethink of ownership structures
• Non-executive fan reps on clubs
• Organise events between directors and trusts

 

 

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