Following the launch of the #FansVsCovid19 interactive map last week, we bring an in focus look at the efforts of one of Spain’s member-run football clubs…

We spoke to Ulises Illán, Secretary of CAP Ciudad de Murcia, about how the football club is helping its community through the pandemic.

CAP Ciudad de Murcia compete in Spain’s Terrace División (4th tier of football). The club was founded by its supporters in 2010 after the original Ciudad de Murcia was dissolved. Ulises explains “so…

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For April’s edition of Supporter Liaison Officer of the Month, with 11 years experience in the position, we spoke to a veteran of the role from one of Czechia’s most successful football clubs.

For newcomers, this series is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Supporter Liaison Officer role. You can learn more about the Supporter Liaison Officer role here.

Tomas has played an instrumental part in the development of SLOs in his country by working with the League Association to further…

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SD Europe and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Fans vs Covid-19’.

The initiative is based around an online map which highlights the good work being done by fans, fans’ groups and member-run football clubs during the Coronavirus outbreak, from fundraising and solidarity banners to support for vulnerable groups and the health service. The map also acts as a platform for fans to share experiences, ideas, and good practice.

The map can be viewed at www.fansvscovid19.com and…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly left no one unaffected. Yet football supporters across Europe have stepped up to support their communities in a myriad of ways through the crisis.

SD Europe gained a deep insight into a supporter initiative taking place in one of the countries most affected by the Coronavirus: Italy.

“Now, with the current situation we feel we have to do something, there are more important issues in our city than football”

We spoke to Fabio Guarini, a Supporters In…

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Saturday 28 March 2020 marks the global event known as Earth Hour Day.

It was started by the WWF back in 2007 which blossomed globally following a single event held in Sydney, Australia. In their own words ‘Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support…

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Following an impromptu month-long hiatus, SD Europe is delighted to reconvene the SLO of the Month editorial series. 

For newcomers, this series is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Supporter Liaison Officer role. You can learn more about the Supporter Liaison Officer role here. 

For March’s edition, we had the pleasure of speaking to Dave Messenger who is SLO at Premier League side Watford FC. Dave’s role as SLO is tied in closely with his responsibilities as the Hornets’ Disability Access…

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SD Europe supports UEFA’s decision in postponing the EUROS until 2021 and prioritising people amidst the Covid-19 outbreak.

We agree that football is quite simply not a priority over the health of fans, players and other professionals working in the European game, nor the population as a whole. We also support UEFA’s approach to engage the game’s stakeholders in working groups to act appropriately to resume football activities in the future and look forward to supporting these efforts.

The members of…

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Ahead of today’s video conference involving national associations, clubs, leagues & players’ representatives, SD Europe and FSE spoke with UEFA’s top management re: the current situation & impact that the spreading of COVID-19 has on football competitions & football fans.

We will remain in close contact during these difficult times to ensure our members are well informed & their concerns heard. We look forward to the outcomes of today’s video…

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We now move onto the fourth of six editorials showcasing the successful applications to the SD Europe Fund and their projects. In this piece, we discuss Israfans’ project which focuses on developing volunteer management in Irseali member-run football clubs.

Recap: What is the SD Europe Fund?

The objective of the SD Europe Fund is to enable the members of the SD Europe network to establish their own projects that further develop supporter involvement. The SD Europe Fund sees the distribution of €12,000…

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Following on from two successful pilot sessions last month in Denmark, with the Danish Football League and in Russia, with the Football Union of Russia, the new SLO Education Programme, run in partnership between the UEFA Academy and SD Europe, was officially launched on 9 March. 

For SD Europe, the establishment of the SLO Education Programme, in partnership with the UEFA Academy, is the culmination of over 10 years of work at European level in the area of developing and implementing…

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