Football Supporters Association

Co-operative advisor

Football Supporters Association

Specialism
Organisational development (start-up)
Organisational development (growth)
Region
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Image
Male silhouette

The FSA is the national, democratic, representative body for football supporters in England and Wales. We are the leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fan rights, good governance, diversity, and all types of supporter empowerment.

What do we mean by supporter/community ownership?

  • A minimum of 50% +1 of the voting rights of the club to be controlled collectively by a democratic entity which has an open and inclusive membership based on one member, one vote with no substantial barriers to participation as a voting member.
  • Profits are reinvested back into the club as opposed to being distributed to shareholders.
  • The club is committed to running as a sustainable business.

A club owned by its community has the potential to develop deeper longer term partnerships, particularly local authorities who historically favour this model, and can attract a different type of investment and utilise a different type of finance.