The FSF and Supporters Direct

The Football Supporters’ Federation


The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) is the democratic organisation representing the rights of fans and arguing the views of football supporters in England and Wales. The FSF is totally free to join as well so the question is, if you’re not a member, why not?

  • Individuals – Join the FSF here
  • Fans’ Groups – Join the FSF here

Strength comes in number and you’ll be joining more than 500,000 of your fellow fans in the fight for safe standing, lower ticket prices and the protection of our clubs. Our members are made up of individual fans and members of local supporters’ organisations throughout the professional structure and many more from further down the football pyramid.

Supporters Direct


Supporters Direct are an umbrella organisation set up originally by the British government (with cross-party support) to provide support and assistance for its member trusts to secure a greater level of accountability and deliver democratic representation within football clubs and within football’s governing structures. Supporters Direct also works in other sports, most notably rugby league, as well as ice hockey. It is also funded by UEFA to work in football across Europe.

Amongst other things, Supporters Direct promotes the value of supporter and community engagement and helps supporters’ trusts to secure influence and become a constructive voice in how their club is run. There are now over 180 supporters’ trusts in the UK, and over 30 clubs owned by their supporters.

Existing as a Community Benefit Society, Supporters Direct is owned by its members and funded by a combination of the Fans Fund of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, the Co-operative Enterprise Hub, UEFA, the Scottish Government, and member trust subscriptions.