Supporter liaison provides a vital function for FAs and their national teams as it does for clubs, but how does the role differ?

For the second interview in a three part series with SD Europe Head of SLO Training Lena Gustafson-Wiberg, after delving into returning to football at club level, the focus shifts to supporter liaison officers working with national teams.

In addition to working as Djurgårdens IF’s SLO, Lena has also worked with the Swedish FA since 2018 as the one of…

The 19/20 season will live long in the memory as one dominated by a global foe which brought the football world grinding to an abrupt halt creating a great deal of uncertainty and damage.

Yet many member-run/fan-owned clubs and supporters organisations have experienced successes on and off the pitch this season which deserves to be recognised and celebrated, particularly given the challenging climate.

Football clubs and supporters organisations from across the continent demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their causes, their communities and…

Equality, Women’s Football & 10 years of Community-Ownership at Lewes FC

Last week, English side Lewes FC reached the incredible milestone of 10 years’ in community-ownership. To mark the occasion, SD Europe spoke to the football club’s Chair Stuart Fuller and the FSA’s Richard Irving to dig deeper into this remarkable achievement. 

Stuart Fuller has been involved with Lewes FC since it’s transformation, whilst Richard Irving, the Football Supporters’ Association’s Community-Owned Clubs Network Manager is an ardent Lewes supporter. 

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SD Europe Head of Training and Djurgårdens IF SLO Lena Gustafson-Wiberg speaks about returning to football in Sweden. 

In the first of a three-part series of interviews, we spoke to our very own Head of SLO Training, Lena Gustafson-Wiberg, who also happens to be the supporter liaison officer for Djurgårdens IF and the Swedish national team, about her experience as the Allsvenskan commences without fans present. Lena has been working as an SLO for over eight years.

In Sweden, unlike most of…

SD Europe has been working with its members and stakeholders to examine and explore the specific areas demanding action and relief for reform in European football long before the Covid-19 pandemic emphasised the need by laying bare the deep-rooted vulnerabilities of the game…

The recent appeal to German football governing bodies by Unsere Kurve (see below) harmonises with SD Europe’s focus on football reforms and presented us with a springboard to introduce our work and that of our members to change…

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SD Europe’s mission is to increase supporter involvement in the running of football clubs and football institutions, and to promote solidarity across all levels of football.

Active in over 50 countries across Europe, SD Europe represents grassroots and national supporters organisations, as well as amateur and professional member-run football clubs. The organisation also supports the implementation of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) licensing requirement on behalf of UEFA, and has observer status on the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence.

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