Supporters Direct media briefing 4 March 2016

March 5, 2016

Here’s the latest news round-up from Supporters Direct.

Welcome to the Supporters Direct weekly media briefing, rounding up the latest news from the network, SD, sports governance and finance, and beyond.To find out more about the featured stories and Supporters Direct, please contact us.

You will be proud of FIFA – Emotional Gianni Infantino pledges new era in football governance

First Post

What would scrapping FA Cup replays mean to the Football League?

BBC Sport

Champions League sport for FA Cup winner to be discussed

The Guardian


News from the network

Blackpool Supporters Trust – Fans united over talk conditions

Blackpool Gazette

Hope for future when the SFA are listening to fans

The National

Grimsby Towns bid to bring back standing terraces at Blundell Park and new stadium rejected

Grimsby Telegraph

AFC Telford United Club Statement

AFC Telford United

It’s time for overbearing policing of derby clashes to stop

Chester Chronical


News from SD

Rhyl FC look to follow Wrexham AFC’s example by becoming community owned club

Daily Post

Page 31 – A new chapter for supporter involvement

FC Business

Stockport Hatters Half Marathon

Run Britain

Yorkshire Regional Meeting – Fundraising


Board member development day – Midlands


Board member development day – Cardiff


SD Rugby League Shield virtual tournament

This year we are inviting all eligible Community Owned Clubs in membership of Supporters Direct to take part in the SD Rugby League Shield Virtual Tournament.


We are now recruiting for a Finance Manager


Comments & Blogs

Ignorance is bliss in sections of FIFA-land

Sport 360

Sports Summit 2016 – Be part of the discussion

Sport & Recreation Alliance



Bolton Wanderers sell training ground to Wigan

FC Business

Bolton Wanderers agree £7.5m takeover deal with Sport Shield Group

BBC Sport


Nordic ministers call for good governance in sport

Play The Game

Gillingham fined by Football Disciplinary Council

Football League

Report examines corruption in sport

Play The Game