Since incorporating in Scotland at the end of last year we have been reviewing our membership structure and are delighted to announce the following membership tiers.
Existing Supporters Trusts and community owned clubs will be contacted over the summer to start their new membership with SD Scotland at the new cost of £50 per year (previously £100). Alternatively, Trusts and clubs can sign up in advance here.
And for the first time, we are opening up our membership to individuals as well as supporter groups. If you would like to join as an Individual Member you can do so on a pay-as-you like basis via the Supporters Direct Scotland Patreon page.
Benefits of membership include free attendance to our annual Supporters Summit free of charge, news of all SDS work and publications and the ability to stand for election to the SD Scotland board as a Scottish Supporters Network representative.
We are committed to keeping all of our work accessible and free to everyone and are therefore reliant and appreciative for people taking out membership of any size to continue to make it financially viable. The more people that join, the stronger we are.
Individuals can also hold affiliate membership via the Scottish Supporters Network and can keep up-to-date and receive our newsletter and work free of charge.
NEW MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE AND SIGN UP DETAILS
Why join SD Scotland?
The more people join, the stronger we are. Trust & community owned clubs and the fan representation movement is growing in influence, and a key part of that is through the ability to say that there are a multitude of organisations, working at different clubs with similar values, working to the same arrangements and pushing in the same direction, all under the umbrella of SD Scotland.
From the outset, we provide support and advice to an individual supporter or group of supporters who are interested in establishing a supporters’ trust. If we can help, we then provide support & help for meetings, paperwork and registration during its establishment.
As a full member we can provide you with ongoing strategic, tactical and campaigning advice, how to increase activists within the trust, and work in the local community. We also provide support for practical things like how to run the organisation – including training.
Members also benefit from being part of a wider network of Clubs and Supporters’ Trusts that share similar ambitions and are willing to work together to achieve them.
The Scottish Supporters network offers fans a platform to discuss important issues within the game and offer opportunities to influence real change within the game.
By joining, you will helping ensure the Scottish Supporters network is a strong, organised and unified voice with the common aim of improving the game for supporters. You’ll be invited to participate in surveys, polls and competitions and will be helping to make the network as representative as possible. Fans can be assured their views are represented through Supporters Direct Scotland’s work in association with the football authorities.
We believe that having a strong vibrant fans movement allows us to act as a focal point for any organisation to hear the views of Scottish football supporters, be it the media, the Scottish Government or national and international football authorities.