A new national fans’ organisation?

Significant discussions are currently being held about whether the two best-known national supporter groups can continue with their separate identities or should combine forces under one banner, writes Dons Trust Board member Tim Hillyer.

In 1999, the government’s Football Task Force delivered its findings. The two fans’ bodies that existed at the time, the National Federation of Football Supporters’ Clubs and the Football Supporters’ Association, merged in 2002 to form the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF). That same period saw the..

The Supporters Summit 2017

Board Member Jane Lonsdale reports on this year’s Supporters Summit, hosted jointly by Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation and held at St George’s Park over the weekend of 1 and 2 July.

The annual two-day Supporters Summit is a great opportunity to learn more and to network with members of other supporters’ trusts. The sessions I attended included ones on clubs in crisis, preventing child abuse in football, and ticket pricing in the EFL.

Clubs in crisis  With..

Why the DT belongs to the FSF and SD (from York matchday programme)

The Dons Trust recently joined the Football Supporters Federation, and continues to benefit from its long association with Supporters Direct. Both organisations represent and campaign on behalf of us, the fans.

David Reeves explains that while the two have very clear and distinct remits, both are doing great work to keep the football fan at the heart of our national game.


When the Dons Trust was formed back in February 2002, its founder members were supporting a..

Giving fans a voice

Supporters Direct are holding an event at the Houses of Parliament in February. SD Chief Executive David Lampitt explains the thinking behind it.

Although the traditional view of Christmas and New Year sees it as a valuable opportunity to recharge the batteries, in the world of football there are few busier periods – and this season has been no exception. One of the major stories to emerge in recent weeks has centred around the issue of away ticket prices at..

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2012 – A great year for the trust movement (from the Wycombe matchday programme)

From Wrexham to Westminster and beyond – David Lampitt, chief executive of Supporters Direct, reflects on another hectic twelve months for fan ownership and influence in the world of football.

As we begin 2013, the time seems right to reflect on another busy year for the supporters’ trust movement across the UK and Europe.

It began in the afterglow of the news that the Wrexham Supporters’ Trust had finally seen their lengthy campaign to take the club..