A unified fans’ organisation

Dons Trust Board member Tim Hillyer is an elected member of the National Council of the Football Supporters’ Federation and a co-opted member of the Board of Supporters Direct. Here is his update on progress being made to set up a single representative body for English (and Welsh) football supporters.

Almost six months ago, I reported on the early stages of a move to set up a new body to incorporate both the campaigning ethos of the Football Supporters’ Federation..

FSF and EFL structured dialogue meeting

Supporter representatives from the EFL’s three divisions, under the auspices of the Football Supporters’ Federation, met with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey on Wednesday, November 2.

This was the first meeting between fan organisations and the EFL following the Government’s Expert Working Group (EWG) on Fan Engagement and Supporter Ownership. There is a commitment from both fan groups and the EFL to bi-annual meetings.

This meeting was attended by three fans from different clubs for each division, drawn from the FSF’s..