A couple of months ago, during one of our Zoom meetings with Sheffield United Football Club, (we have been having these on a regular basis since Covid restrictions began) John Garrett, the Club’s Engagement Manager, suggested it would be a good idea if Senior Blades became members of the Football Supporters Association (FSA). The FSA is a national democratic body for football supporters in England and Wales. They are leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fans’ rights, good governance, diversity and all types of supporter engagement.
Recently, they have been very involved with the Premier League and Clubs regarding the charging for fans to watch their team on the BT and Sky Box Office sites. They are usually represented in the major discussions with the Premier League, EFL, National League and the FA.
Their casework helps hundreds of fans every year who feel they have been treated poorly by their clubs, stewards, or police. They give fans a voice, the best possible advice and even legal support where necessary.
Our Secretary, Sheila Herring, has been in contact with the FSA and we are very happy to announce that we are now Associate Members of the Football Supporters Association.