A review of all the major football talking points for you to reflect on this week


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SFSA Board Meeting - May

Thanks to those members who showed an interest in coming to observe. We had so many applications that we will have to have a list in operation for the rest of the year. If you want to attend a future Board meeting please indicate whether your preference is Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Governance in football more movement in England

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has praised Football Association chairman Greg Clarke for finally delivering reforms to the way the

National game’s governing body is run. Here in Scotland supporters have made it clear to us that reforms in Scotland are badly needed. Over the coming months we will be looking at what types of reforms are needed and why. Stay tuned!

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Election round-up - A summary of the key announcements from the campaign trail from our friends at Sport & Recreation

It’s been a busy week on the campaign trail, with the parties unveiling key policy announcements ahead of the official launch of the manifestos next week. We provided an instant reaction to the proposed policies as they happened and called on the parties to deliver on the asks sets out in our manifesto – putting sport and recreation at the heart of an active nation. In case you missed it, here is a round-up of our reactions this week. Of course Sport is devolved to Holyrood and there remain a lot of questions that the parties at Edinburgh do not discuss. We don't believe in interference for the sake of it but recognise that the politicians should have more than a passing interest in our game and how it is managed. 

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The best U17 players in Europe?

From the recent Euro Championships here is the selection of the next biggest stars in Europe. Unless you know different! 

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Where Football meets Science - latest research

Latest research in football - 2017 - for those who work in this area or members who are interested in  the latest medical research in football - this article from our friends at Football Science is word a read.

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LGBT fans groups meeting

LGBT fan groups will be meeting up in Manchester in June for Pride in Football’s #CallitOut Symposium at the National Football Museum. Pride In Football is the national umbrella organisation for LGBT fan groups across the country and its membership continues to grow – something which will be celebrated at the #CallitOut event, organisers say.

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