Our Research

Utilising over 10 years of experience working with supporters groups, clubs and authorities to improve governance and encourage greater engagement between clubs and their communities has enabled us to build up a wealth of evidence based research.

With this unique insight into the machinations of spectator sports, our research is not only academically robust but based upon actual experience.

Our research helps our development work, which in turn informs our research.

The September 2012 issue of ‘FC Business’ magazine, commented:

”There is simply no debating that some of the best literature and talk over the past few years on the governance of the game has come from Supporters Direct. The release of a number of briefing papers in government and the industry, and their coal-face experience of the issue continue to put them in a privileged position to make respected comment on the most pressing issues facing the governance of our game.”

The most relevant guidance and research for Club Development is featured here, with our full range of ‘Publications’ which have been completed on behalf of different international organisations, as well as for our members can be viewed on the main SD website.

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