The new organisation will be run and.directed from within Scotland and all football activity including SD Scotland’s work supporting Supporters Trusts and organisations, Supporter Liaison Officers and the Scottish Supporters Network will be transferred to this new organisation which is to be established and registered as a Community Benefit Society and owned by its Scottish members.
The new organisation will incorporate a new governance structure which will reflect the wide scope of its current activity and allow SD Scotland to serve its membership and mission with the SD Scotland Council becoming the Board of the new entity. The revised structure will also encourage and allow for individual membership and participation. The SD Scotland Council anticipate incorporation will allow SD Scotland to continue and grow the level of support and representation it offers fans and communities across Scotland.
SD Scotland are the fans representatives on the Board of the Scottish FA Congress and have been working with Scotland since 2003, assisting in the creation of over 30 community sport organisations in the process.
Andrew Jenkin, Head of SD Scotland, said: “This is an exciting time for SD Scotland. We’re undertaking a greater scope of work supporting fans and their representation within clubs than ever before. This decision will enable us to continue to grow the level and quality of activity we’re undertaking on behalf of our members and fans, with our influence and reach never greater”.
SD Scotland will continue to participate in the UK football agenda and will maintain a structured relationship with SD which sees both organisations extract the benefit of working together, but with autonomy. SD Scotland will be working through a transitionary process with the aim of having the new structure in place by the end of 2017.