Supporters Direct weekly newsletter

Welcome to the Supporters Direct weekly media briefing, rounding up the latest news from the network, SD, sports governance and finance, and beyond. ​

2017 Supporters Summit
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Supporters Direct and The Football Supporters Federation will host the joint annual Supporters Summit at St George's Park, Burton-Upon-Trent, on 1st and 2nd July 2017 - in partnership with the FA.
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News From The Network
SD is looking for a part-time Office Manager and Communications Assistant
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SD
Jeff Stelling named honorary president of the Hartlepool United Supporters Trust
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Hartlepool MailFootball League convinced Coventry City ground share plan could happen, letter to MP reveals
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Coventry Telegraph

Hendon Supporters Trust receives grant to give healthy heart lessons to children
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Barnet Today

Trust in Yellow respond to Charlie Clapham's resignation
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Southport Visiter

Portsmouth: Pompey Supporters Trust seek to retain board member in potential takeover
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BBCRejection of big money football sees non-league Dulwich Hamlet FC partner with start-up Picfair
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The Drum

Supporter Involvement In Sky Blues Ownership
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Sky Blues Trust

Exeter City Supporters Trust to mark blitz anniversary with ceremony for Albert Potter
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Devon Online

Fed up Charlton fans plan mysterious protest on final day of the season
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News Shopper

Leyton Orient match ends behind closed doors after fans invade pitch in Francesco Becchetti protest
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Evening Standard

Leyton Orient fans ask EFL to reconsider Blackpool ticket suspension support
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The Guardian

Chairboys awarded EFL Family Excellence status for sixth year running
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Wycombe Wanderers

Omer Riza: EFL came up with solution to ensure Leyton Orient’s game with Colchester United was completed
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East London Advertiser

Final whistle to be blown on Cromer Town unless football club receives more support
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North Norfolk News

Hull City Supporters' Trust 'cautiously optimistic' after first fans meeting with the club
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Hull Daily Mail

York City Supporters Trust backing chief executive Jackie McNamara and planning to launch a "Fighting Fund"
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York PressLeyton Orient fans to be allowed to attend final league game at Blackpool
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The Guardian

Non-league cup final of FC United streamed on Facebook Live
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Manchester Evening News

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust respond after Wembley season ticket pricing anger from fans
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Football London

Portsmouth fans divided as D-day looms over Michael Eisner takeover
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The Guardian

Hartlepool fans consider taking over club
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Hartlepool MailLeyton Orient Fans Trust claim they were not consulted over ticket selling decision
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Guardian Series

Walsall supporters: Tell us what's going on
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Express & Star

Millwall fans’ group continue protest by fielding candidate in general election
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The Guardian

Rovers Trust’s in depth Sports Minister briefing against backdrop of possible relegation & General
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Rovers Trust

Ipswich Town 1st Independent Supporters' Trust AGM
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TWTD

Portsmouth: Michael Eisner knows takeover will be financially 'daunting'
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BBC

Comments & Blogs
Charlton Athletic fans offer hand of trust and support to new prospective owners
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The 72

General Election 2017: Putting sport and recreation at the heart of an active nation
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Sport & Recreation

So you've been relegated from League Two. What happens next?
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The Guardian

Leyton Orient fans set to take part in Judgement Day 3 on Saturday at Blackpool
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East London Advertiser

Finance
Charlton Athletic fan: New owners would have supporters who work body and soul for their club
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Kent Live

EFL launches new digital platform for overseas fans, but big clubs opt out
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ESPNFC

Bolton Wanderers: League One club face winding-up petition over £5m loan
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BBC

FA reviews appropriateness of having official betting partner
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Telegraph

Governance
Dame Katherine Grainger appointed new UK Sport chair
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Telegraph

Premier League clubs' progress on disabled access revealed
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Equality Human Rights

EFL: Final Fan Forum of the Season Takes Place
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EFL

SFA 'asleep' over child protection
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BBCUEFA include human rights criteria as part of bidding process for future events
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Inside the Games

Huddersfield Town: EFL writes to Championship side about team selection
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BBCPremier League sin bins move a step closer with FA pilot scheme
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Liverpool Echo

Delayed FA appeal decision sees Non-League title change hands four days after season is over
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