Supporters, Clubs & Community: How Supporters’ Trusts can work within their communities

Supporters, Clubs & Community: How Supporters’ Trusts can work within their communities

A seminar at the Clore Management Centre,
University of London,
25-27 Torrington Square,
London WC1E 7HX

5.30 – 7.30pm, 11th February 2003

Given by:

Roger Read, Chief Administrator, Football in the Community Scheme


Building on his article in the recent Supporters Direct Newsletter, Roger Reade, Chief Administrator, Football in the Community, will give a seminar on how Supporters’ Trusts may be able to work effectively within the community.

Nearly every professional club now has an active and successful Football in the Community scheme, which has specific aims to encourage more people to play and to watch football. In addition, lots of schemes are now working in partnership or in ‘alliances’ with local community groups and associations in many different and diverse initiatives. The growth and success of community-based Supporters’ Trusts across the UK offers a fantastic opportunity for co-operation and joint initiatives.

This seminar will explain the background to the Football in the Community scheme and provide examples of ways in which Supporters’ Trusts can work effectively with the scheme to promote the football club in the local area. York City Supporters’ Trust’s support for a local school project and the Gas Trust’s initiative to develop a wide ranging community plan aimed at building links within the local community, which should bring together local business, community groups, the Trust and the club are examples of co-operation that could be replicated elsewhere.

The seminar is primarily aimed at Supporters’ Trusts representatives who are looking to work and build links within the local community, but students of the business of football, academics, representatives from the football authorities and other professionals working within the football industry will also benefit from the event.

The seminar will feature a short talk from Roger Reade followed by a question & answer session which will provide an opportunity for Trust representatives to meet, exchange ideas and share good practice.


The Seminar will be held in Room G.01, Clore Management Centre, 25-27 Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX

  • 17:30 – 17:45 Tea, coffee and networking
  • 17:45 – 18:15 Talk
  • 18:15 – 18.45 Question and answer session
  • 18.45 – 19.00 Summary

The seminar is free. To register for this seminar please contact Katie Wright at the Football Governance Research Centre on 020 7631 6740 or email

Copies of the handout notes will be available on request.

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