An update on our recent campaign

 Weekly Newsletter
Our timetable for change

We promised all our members and followers that we would come back with a rough plan following the fantastic response we had to our #GiveUsOurBallBack campaign. Unfortunately due to ill health and holidays our Board meeting has had to be rescheduled until the end of this month. This has thrown our plans a little bit as has Dr Jochen Lammert currently being on Paternity leave in Germany.
We do expect that we will have results available in early October and how we release these results will be confirmed at our Board Meeting. We would like to go on record to thank everybody  who helped us get 16324 survey responses last month and we do promise that fans will get a fully analysis before we sent the document out to clubs and to  the media.


The Offensive Behaviour at Football Act an update

Last month the SFSA was called to give evidence by Lord Bracadale. Our overall summary of the Act is that any legislation that directly targets football fans should be opposed by all football fans.

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UEFA enrols Ronaldo, Messi and Pogba as it rolls out #EqualGame message

Some of world football’s biggest stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba, are leading the #EqualGame campaign, a new digital and social media platform launched by UEFA to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility to football.
Just when FIFA appears to be giving less publicity to its anti-discrimination message, UEFA is expanding its own No To Racism initiative to embrace themes such as gender diversity, grassroots football and older players. Of course here in Scotland we have seen little effort over the past 5 years to embrace this position and we do not think this is good enough. We will hope to push for campaigns like this across Scotland in the years ahead driven by a desire for Hampden Park to recognise these issues need addressed.

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SFSA supporting Nutmeg Magazine - the first event

Nutmeg is hosting its first event in Glasgow at the home of Partick Thistle.
We aim to present the same eclectic mix live, that readers have become accustomed to with the quarterly print publication. Expect authoritative, witty conversation and maybe even the occasional poem.
It will be hosted by Daniel Gray the author of Saturday 3pm: 50 Eternal lights of Modern Football and a regular contributor to the magazine.

1. Discussion with Kenny Millar (The Sun) and Scott Allison (Partick Thistle) about youth development and the problem we have producing world class players. Kenny has written about Andrew Robertson for Issue 5.

2. Peter Ross on learning to love football on the back of his new anthology "The Passion of Harry Bingo". The article of the same name appeared in Issue 3.

3. Hugh MacDonald, Tom English and Ian McCall talk football

also appearing are poets-in-residence Jim Mackintosh (St Johnstone), Stephen Watt (Dumbarton) and Thomas Clark (Selkirk).
There will be a cash bar open during the event.
Doors: 18.30.
Kick-off: 19.00
Half-time: 19.45
Second half: 20.00 - 21.00
Extra time and penalties if required.

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