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

 WEEKLY UPDATE
 
 
The Supporter Liaison Officer in Scotland - worth the wait or a sticking plaster over poor fan relations?

Scotland is one of the last countries across Europe to adopt the role of the Supporter Liaison Officer as a link between the clubs and the fan base. It is now part of club licensing that all Premiership and Championship sides now need to have an SLO appointed. In our monthly newsletter we will explore the role further and look at what impact it might have here in Scotland.

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Funding for Sports in Scotland down by 20% - what impact will it have on Scottish Football Funding?

It was announced last week that funding through Sport Scotland would be reduced by a massive 20% in the year ahead. This has cause a great amount of concern against the smaller sporting bodies who have come to rely on such funding. However, it remains uncertain if this reduction will have any impact on football. Here we start to explore what football gets form the Scottish Government and more importantly what the Government expects back

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Disabled fans getting a raw deal from football
 

An EU-funded researcher has made a major contribution to a landmark report over the English Premier League's failure to meet the needs of disabled fans.
A three-year EU-funded project, Football Research in an Enlarged Europe (FREE), which researched the importance of football with disabled supporters, crucially influenced recommendations made by the UK's House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

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SFSA Fans Awards

SFSA Community Ownership

We were delighted with the response we had to the first ever fans awards for 2016. We wanted to thank all the 1200 fans who voted, all the clubs who help us make the awards in January and February and to our panel of Stuart Cosgrove, Gordon Waddell, Jim Spence and Dave McDonald from Pie & Bovril. We will be back voting again in December for what we can promise will be and bigger and better campaign. Special thanks go to our resident creative guru Gerry Farrell and of course to the actual award trophy sponsors Caithness Glass.

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