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Happy New Year! Let’s Make 2024 Really Special!

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Happy New Year to all of our members, to fans across Scotland and beyond, to our clubs, and to everyone who cares about football! What is your New Year’s Resolution for 2024? Football brings us immense joy, and it can also make the world a better place. 2023 saw Scottish football embrace @UEFA‘s “Strength Through […]

Pyro Use Puts Supporters At Risk

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The use of pyrotechnics at Scottish football matches is on the rise. The number of incidents, and the number of pyro devices being used, is increasing. The “Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill” that was introduced this summer means that every one of these incidents is a crime, and that every supporter bringing a pyro […]

Tackling the Stigma of gambling harm

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As the league campaigns throughout the Scottish football pyramid get underway, it’s a good time to think about how gambling affects us and those around us. Problem gambling can be difficult to talk about, but our partners at GambleAware have plenty of advice, tools and support to help. If you’re worried about how gambling is […]

Partick Thistle become the 8th fan-owned club in the SPFL

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Fantastic news for every Thistle fan, and congratulations to the Jags Foundation and the Jags Trust for getting the deal over the line. It’s been a long time coming, but Scotland now has 8 fan-owned clubs in the SPFL! Full details here: https://thejagsfoundation.co.uk/fan-ownership-update/

“Toe Poke” brand launches to support Scottish football

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A unique Dumfries based Social Enterprise has launched this week, which celebrates Scottish Football. Toe Poke Community Interest Company has been established as Scotland’s only football fans owned clothing brand. Toe Poke CIC will trade in football themed clothing and merchandise, to raise finance for fans advocacy projects and for youth teams in Dumfries. Toe […]

Pyramid Review, Conference League and B Teams

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to bridge the development gap for players between the ages of 17 and 21 to create more “ventilation” between divisions to facilitate a smoother journey (upwards and downwards) between the national SPFL divisions and the regional leagues which sit beneath it in the pyramid The Development Gap The evidence that the development gap exists is […]

Let’s open up about gambling

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Have you ever found it hard to talk about gambling, or to seek support? You’re not alone. Worrying that they’ll be judged is one of the biggest barriers that prevents people seeking help and talking openly about their experience. If you’re worried about how gambling is making you feel, or it’s affecting someone you care […]

Working Together at Stirling Albion

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Last month, Stirling Albion Football Club and Stirling Albion Supporters’ Trust signed a “Working Together Agreement” to improve the governance framework and establish a set of rules by which the football club will be run on behalf of its owners. Stirling Albion is a majority fan-owned club with the Supporters’ Trust being the majority shareholder, […]

The Future of Fan Ownership at Partick Thistle

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In August, we commented in a post titled “Partick Thistle – Towards Supporter Ownership” that the transfer of the club’s majority shareholding to the PTFC Trust fell short of genuine fan ownership. At the time, the PTFC Trust had indicated their intention to operate democratically, inclusively and transparently, and we looked forward to Partick Thistle […]

£500k Contributed to Greenock Morton from Morton Club Together

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Morton Club Together (MCT) is closing in on an incredible £500,000 in total contributions to Greenock Morton. Come January 2023, MCT will have contributed £500,000 to Greenock Morton since its inception in April 2019. Currently there are around 940 members paying a minimum of £10 each month, and everything that comes in to MCT goes […]

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