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

http://www.firstpost.com/sports/you-will-be-proud-of-fifa-emotional-gianni-infantino-pledges-new-era-in-football-governance-2645916.html?utm_source=FP_CAT_LATEST_NEWS

First Post

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35602974

BBC Sport

Champions League sport for FA Cup winner to be discussed

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/19/football-association-champions-league-spot-fa-cup-winners

The Guardian

 

News from the network

Blackpool Supporters Trust – Fans united over talk conditions

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/blackpool-fc/pool-latest/bst-fans-united-over-talk-conditions-1-7750603

Blackpool Gazette

Hope for future when the SFA are listening to fans

http://www.thenational.scot/sport/the-kicker-hope-for-future-when-the-sfa-are-listening-to-fans.14213

The National

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

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Grimsby-Town-s-request-bring-standing-terraces/story-28763721-detail/story.html

Grimsby Telegraph

AFC Telford United Club Statement

http://www.telfordunited.com/News.aspx?ID=814

AFC Telford United

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

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chester-fc-its-time-overbearing-10948436

Chester Chronical

 

News from SD

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

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rhyl-fc-aim-follow-wrexham-10938987

Daily Post

Page 31 – A new chapter for supporter involvement

https://cloud.3dissue.com/6374/7271/131371/FCBUSINESS91/html5/index.html?p#

FC Business

Stockport Hatters Half Marathon

https://www.runbritain.com/race/stockport-hatters-half-marathon/

Run Britain

Yorkshire Regional Meeting – Fundraising

http://www.supporters-direct.org/news-article/sd-yorkshire-regional-meeting-fundraising

SD

Board member development day – Midlands

http://www.supporters-direct.org/news-article/board-member-development-day-midlands

SD

Board member development day – Cardiff

http://www.supporters-direct.org/news-article/board-member-development-cardiff

SD

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.

http://www.supporters-direct.org/homepage/what-we-do/rugby-league/supporters-direct-rugby-league-shield-virtual-tournament

SD

We are now recruiting for a Finance Manager

http://www.supporters-direct.org/news-article/sd-is-looking-for-a-finance-manager

SD

Comments & Blogs

Ignorance is bliss in sections of FIFA-land

http://sport360.com/article/football/global/164894/360view-ignorance-is-bliss-in-sections-of-fifa-land/

Sport 360

Sports Summit 2016 – Be part of the discussion

http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/25-02-2016/sports-summit-2016-be-part-discussion

Sport & Recreation Alliance

 

Finance

Bolton Wanderers sell training ground to Wigan

http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/news/article/newsitem=4230/title=bolton+wanderers+sell+training+ground+to+wigan

FC Business

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35630605

BBC Sport

Governance

Nordic ministers call for good governance in sport

http://www.playthegame.org/news/news-articles/2016/0147_nordic-ministers-call-for-good-governance-in-sport/

Play The Game

Gillingham fined by Football Disciplinary Council

http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2016/gillingham-fined-by-football-disciplinary-commission-2973269.aspx

Football League

Report examines corruption in sport

http://www.playthegame.org/news/news-articles/2016/0148_report-examines-corruption-in-sport/

Play The Game