Giving Supporters Representation

Scottish Supporters Network

Supported by:   Supporters Direct Scotland

Campaigning Change:

The Scottish Supporters network offers fans a platform to discuss important issues within the game and offer opportunities to influence real change within the game. By joining, you will helping ensure the Scottish Supporters network is a strong, organised and unified voice with the common aim of improving the game for supporters. You’ll be invited to participate in surveys, polls and competitions and will be helping to make the network as representative as possible. Fans can be assured their views are represented through Supporters Direct Scotland’s work in association with the football authorities. We believe that having a strong vibrant fans movement allows us to act as a focal point for any organisation to hear the views of Scottish football supporters, be it the media, the Scottish Government or football authorities.
SD Scotland are calling upon clubs in Scotland to be proactive and creative in trying to make Scottish football more affordable and accessible for all. Scottish football's cheapest tickets are expensive compared to other European leagues (please see our research here). To try and increase the attendances of Scottish football and to make it more affordable to a wider demographic of fans, SD Scotland recommend a more diverse range of ticket prices especially aimed at enticing younger fans into grounds and to promote football as a more affordable pastime for families.
We've been invited to participate in Lord Bracadale's independent review of hate crime legilsation in Scotland. Please help inform our response by completing this survey to ensure fans' views are represented in a meaningful way. Survey results will also be used as evidence of supporters' views on the Offensive Behaviour Act as part of its Stage 1 scrutiny.  

We recognise the significant annual investment TV companies make into Scottish Football. We’re also sure that low attendances don’t look great as a TV spectacle. SDS wants to build a direct relationship with Sky Sports, BT Sport and BBC Scotland with a regular course of meetings. We know there must always be compromises, but we believe there’s a real opportunity for us to work together to promote the game we love.  You can take part in our survey, back our petition,  join the discussion and view our research to date via our Campaign For Change wall.

12th December 2018 - Why Scotland Fans Should Be Excited For 2019!

As we head into the festive period, Scottish fans could be forgiven if they’re already getting excited about the new year.  It’s going to be a big one for both… Read more »

10th December 2018 - Behind the Goals with the Football Collective

The 2018 Football Collective (www.footballcollective.org.uk) conference, a gathering of researchers working on football-related projects, met at Hampden Park last month. We were there to connect with the collective, and Andrew… Read more »


7th December 2018 - Why We Still Need Campaigns Like Rainbow Laces!

Why We Still Need Campaigns Like Rainbow Laces!

This week Scottish football teams up and down the country supported Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. It’s a sign that football clubs want to make the game more accessible to the… Read more »


30th November 2018 - Celebrating Scotland’s European Adventures This Season!

Celebrating Scotland’s European Adventures This Season!

In recent years, I’ve moaned that Scottish teams haven’t been good enough and rely too much on one club to show up every year.  Yet this season has seen our… Read more »


26th November 2018 - Behind the Goals with Chris Smith of FC Brickstand

Behind the Goals with Chris Smith of FC Brickstand

Chris Smith makes replica football stadiums from Lego (his version of Pittodrie has been particularly popular north of the border: brickstand.com/index.php/2015/09/10/pittodrie/), and has set up FC Brickstand – a virtual team… Read more »


20th November 2018 - Behind the Goals with Daniel Gray

Behind the Goals with Daniel Gray

In episode 39 we are joined by historian and writer Daniel Gray, who has published a number of books exploring the development of football in Scotland and further afield. We… Read more »


18th November 2018 - Ryan Christie Shows The Benefits Of Scottish Call-offs

Ryan Christie Shows The Benefits Of Scottish Call-offs

Scottish football loves a good conspiracy theory. When nine players drop out of a Scotland squad, then there must be more to it and we are once again in the… Read more »


13th November 2018 - Can Scottish Football Fans Afford Another Subscription?

Can Scottish Football Fans Afford Another Subscription?

Yesterday The SFA proudly announced that they had struck a new TV deal regarding the Scottish Cup.  Broadcasters Premier Sports and BBC Scotland will offer live coverage of the major… Read more »


 

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