Giving Supporters Representation

Scottish Supporters Network

Supported by:   Supporters Direct Scotland

Campaigning Change

The SPFL is consulting with all member clubs to seek views in relation to the potential introduction of B teams (or 'colt teams' to the league pyramid. This survey is to gather supporters' views on the issue and relay them to the decision makers to ensure their views are heard. Complete the survey by clicking here.

SDS want to support a more innovative approach to ticket prices and matchday value. We recognise that revenue cannot drop at our clubs, nor would supporters want to see that impacted on the park. We do believe there are more creative pricing strategies that can be introduced, delivering wider choice at both ends of the pricing scale. SDS also believes we can work with clubs to assess how to add genuine, meaningful value to match-days and open to that process of dialogue and support.  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.

SDS would like to see supporters more central to decision making processes, by those that govern the game, both from within (governing bodies) and externally (local authorities, police and other external agencies, and Scottish Government). This means taking a more “customer focused” approach to the game we love, from police and stewarding. We also want to see the introduction of a test pilot around family friendly in-stadium bars (which already exist) that don’t require fans to come in and leave, before re-entering the stadium.

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.

18th June 2017 - Supporter Led Consultation on Colt Team Proposals

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) have sent a document to all 42 member clubs asking if they would be interested in running a Colt/’B’ team as part of a… Read more »

14th June 2017 - SPFL Attendances Increase

The total number of fans attending SPFL league matches including play-offs during season 2016/17 increased by more than 12% year-on-year to 4,267,467 in total. Almost half a million extra fans… Read more »


1st June 2017 - First SD Scotland Index on Governance and Ownership Released

First SD Scotland Index on Governance and Ownership Released

Supporters Direct Scotland (SD Scotland) are pleased to release the findings of their first index into the governance and ownership of clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). The… Read more »


5th May 2017 - Former Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson joins Killie Trust Board

Former Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson joins Killie Trust Board

The Kilmarnock Supporters’ Society, The Killie Trust, have announced that former Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has joined their board of directors. Cathy has served as both the local Member of… Read more »


4th May 2017 - Motherwell Freeze Ticket Pricing

Motherwell Freeze Ticket Pricing

Motherwell FC have confirmed that for the eight season in a row, they will continue with their ‘WELLevate’ scheme, which allows kids to watch Motherwell absolutely free of charge. The… Read more »


3rd May 2017 - Working Group on Supporter Involvement Concludes

Working Group on Supporter Involvement Concludes

SD Scotland have received formal notification from the Minister for Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, that the Working Group on Supporter Involvement in the Governance and Ownership of Clubs has… Read more »


3rd May 2017 - Foundation of Hearts consult members on shaping club’s future

Foundation of Hearts consult members on shaping club’s future

Supporters’ group Foundation of Hearts has begun consulting members over the future as they count down to ownership of the Tynecastle club. The consultation period will run until August 31… Read more »


28th April 2017 - Hate Crime Legislation Review

Hate Crime Legislation Review

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century. The review will consider the… Read more »


 

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