On Saturday 22nd June the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) teamed up with our friends at Supporters Direct (SD) to bring fans together at St. George’s Park, Burton, which is the FA's football centre. Around 300 fans attended.
- Download the FSF Annual Report 2013 here.
The weekend also saw both organisations' AGMs take place, SD's on the Friday evening and the FSF's on Saturday afternoon. Minutes from the 2013 AGM will be available soon from this page. As well as the AGMs the FSF and SD also hosted a number of sessions on a variety of subjects.
These gave fans the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter with specially invited football industry figures and experts from a range of organisations. Find out what was discussed below:
- Away Fans Matter (with Football Supporters Europe)
- Safe Standing (with Aston Villa, Peterborough United and the Safe Standing Roadshow)
- Tackling Discrimination Through Football (with Kick It Out)
- Tackling Homophobia (with the Gay Football Supporters' Network)
The Supporters Summit opened with speeches from FA Chair David Bernstein and former Culture Secretary Rt Hon Andy Burnham who called on the FA to assert its authority over the game. FSF Chair Malcolm Clarke also addressed delegates and thanked the FA for hosting the event.
SD also held their own sessions on sustainability, fan involvement, football governance, protection of stadiums and transparency. Read SD's take on the Supporters Summit here along with reports from the Independent, Mail on Sunday and Sunday Mirror.
In the closing session, Dr Adam Brown, Tim Connolly (Green Bay Packers), FSF Chair Malcolm Clarke and SD Chief Executive David Lampitt joined a panel for Football Question Time chaired by former Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Star journalist Matt Scott.