With our mission of improving Scottish football for its supporters, our work spans a number of areas within the game. To add value to the football landscape, we operate a number of projects, each with their own aims and objectives.
The Scottish Supporters Network was specifically developed to capture the views of Scottish football fans and to help influence key decision makers through the formal governance structures of the game. As a member of the Scottish FA Congress, through the Network, Supporters Direct Scotland can harness supporters views to best represent the fans. To find out more and become a member of the Network, sign up here.
Club Development Scotland is our consultancy arm. It includes a one-stop resource for community sport groups (including Supporters Trusts and clubs) of any size and scale to help them best govern and develop their activities. Our website offers a range of best practice guidelines around the areas of finance, governance, legality, ownership and more. What’s more, we may be able to help you find funding, so to find out how you can grow a winning club, get in touch.
In partnership with the Scottish FA, we operate and run the Supporter Liaison Officer (often abbreviated to SLO) programme. The SLO role requires clubs participating in UEFA competitions to appoint a full-time member of staff to work and engage with supporters, acting as a key point of contact. Our activities include the creation and distribution of a best practice handbook, a development day and communication channels for SLOs to network and share ideas among themselves.
We’ve worked in association with the Scottish FA and SPFL to deliver the Scottish Football Supporters Survey since 2012. Since starting the Survey, SD Scotland have worked in partnership with the game’s governing bodies to introduce a cycle of change for supporter on key issues from results of the survey.