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Supporters Direct to examine governance and membership structure in Scotland

Date: 1st December 2014

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Supporters Direct is pleased to announce it will be examining the governance and membership structure of the organisation in Scotland to ensure that, going forward, it is as representative of supporters’ organisations throughout the country as possible.

This follows requests for a widening of the membership beyond traditional football trusts. As part of these consultations, meetings will be held with existing and potential members, and a survey will be conducted, to help inform the future direction of the organisation in Scotland.

Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of Supporters Direct, said “Following the McLeish Report, Scottish Football has undertaken some dramatic changes, not least the merger of the SFL and the SPL which might at one time have seemed impossible. It is important that these changes continue, but we believe it’s also essential that fans are represented in a structured and meaningful way at the highest level.

“We are keen to ensure that SDS examines its current governance structures in the light of striving to be as inclusive as possible of formally constituted fans groups, and we hope this period of consultation will result in a variety of options being considered. In the first instance, we would urge individual fans to get involved in their own clubs via their respective supporters’ trusts.”

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