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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Trust in Football

In an industry in which complaints about poor management standards are common, Supporters' Trusts are fast becoming a powerful tool to promote and encourage good corporate governance. This report analysis the growth of supporters trusts and also looks at the wider problems facing football today.

Over the past four years, a new type of fan power has grown in the form of Supporters' Trusts. These trusts have been set up to strengthen the relationship between fans, clubs and the community they serve.

In an industry in which complaints about poor management standards are common, Supporters' Trusts are fast becoming a powerful tool to promote and encourage good corporate governance. They are also increasingly seen as being a useful vehicle to reconnect disillusioned fans with their clubs.

This report analysis the growth of supporters trusts and also looks at the wider problems facing football today. It offers three key recommendations:

  • Greater Redistribution

  • Improved Governance

  • Better Regulation.