Community Shares: A route to growth, improved facilities and raising finance

date: October 30, 2013

fcunited In the week that FC United of Manchester supporters could breathe a sigh of relief at being told that the first spade will hit the turf to build their new ground at Moston this November, it seems fitting to take a look at how they got there. For those that don’t know, the new facility in Moston, North Manchester will comprise of a 5,000 capacity stadium, 3 pitches and a clubhouse in a project that is expected to cost...

“Transparency has nothing to do with your rivals”

date: October 2, 2013

maidstone I read with interest the comments in the NLP earlier this month from Maidstone United co-owner Oliver Ash suggesting football clubs should be completely open about their finances. Now some might read those comments as naive and argue that competitive secrets are being offered up to rival clubs. At SD Club Development we think it’s quite simple; financial transparency has got nothing to do with your rivals, but everyt...

Opportunities are out there to fund your facilities

date: August 9, 2013

Fa facilities Having recently been involved with 2 facility development events for senior clubs run by the F.A. it was refreshing to hear more about the FA’s National Facilities Strategy for the next 3 years. For those that don’t know, the National Game covers all Clubs from step 1 (Conference Premier) to park football, accounting for 29,000 Clubs and 111,000 teams One aspect of the strategy is aimed at recognising the pressures...

First club network event a great success

date: August 9, 2013

club_Development_consultancy 20 Clubs were represented at the first Community Owned Clubs Network Event at St Georges Park. Delegates heard from a variety of experts including Andy Walsh from who discussed FC United of Manchester's approach to Youth Development and Lee Carter who highlighted AFC Telford United's strategy in building strong, lasting partnerships in the Community. There was also an opportunity to discuss areas of common interest,...

Are you ready for Asset Transfer?

date: April 16, 2013

web Times are changing. The 2011 Localism Act aimed at devolving power from government to local communities and local authorities, is starting to take shape and might just provide an opportunity for your Club to really take control of its future.

SD Club Development Launches

date: April 16, 2013

SD_logo_club_development Having been part of the sporting landscape for more than 10 years Supporters Direct is proud to launch a sister operation, SD Club Development, to share the knowledge and experience of what it takes to succeed as a sports club - from amateur to professional.

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