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F.S.O.A ANNOUNCE DATE AND VENUE FOR 2015 A.G.M.

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             FSOA Autumn Conference & Exhibition 25th March 2015    Venue: Staverton Park Hotel Daventry Northamptonshire NN11 6JT Sponsored by Application forms now available for Exhibitors and members at Exhibitors application AGM 2015 Members Booking application AGM 2015  

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Conference League Ground Standards

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Please access the above Premier and North/South Conference league ground standards by following these links. The documents are stored in Downloads in the members area.   Conference Ground standards GRADE A-2014 2015-MAY 2014 Conference Ground Standards GRADE B-2014 2015-MAY 2014

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Spain to seek to banish ‘ultras’ after fan death.

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MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Spain will seek to banish groups of violent fans known as “ultras” from football following Sunday’s death of a Deportivo La Coruna fan in clashes in Madrid, a government official said on Monday. Francisco Javier Romero Taboada, 43, had to be pulled out of the Manzanares river near Atletico Madrid’s Calderon stadium before kickoff in a La Liga match against Deportivo and died after suffering a cardiac arrest, hypothermia and head injuries. Trouble had flared in what appeared to be an organised street battle between […]

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Brazilian referee forced to run away from angry Figueirense players

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Brazilian referee forced to run away from angry Figueirense players following last minute defeat against Internacional Angry Figueirense players chase referee after Brazilian Serie A match Marielson Alves Silva sent off two Figueirense players as home side suffered last minute defeat against Internacional Match officials were forced to hide behind riot police  By ASHLEY CLEMENTS FOR MAILONLINE Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2864159/Brazilian-referee-forced-run-away-angry-Figueirense-players-following-minute-defeat-against-Internacional.html#ixzz3LIl9hdpF Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Health and Safety Executives MYTH BUSTER CHALLENGE PANEL

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Members attention is brought to the Health and Safety Executives MYTH BUSTER CHALLENGE PANEL where members can access issues raised through for instance in this case contentious reporting of access of flags. http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/index.htm One recent example as follows Case 334 – Banners taken from football supporters for health and safety reasons Issue In a Telegraph newspaper article about Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football club, and run of poor results, it stated that “An increasing number of Spurs supporters are turning on Levy and there were claims on social […]

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Infiltration at Rochdale/Oldham derby

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The Manchester Evening News report on the Rochdale Oldham fixture with some clear footage of incidents of violence and infiltration. Incidents included visitors accessing home areas and encroachment. For more information visit the link. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/watch-shocking-violence-rochdale-versus-8205541

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F.S.O.A COLLECT £650 FOR PROSTATE CANCER UK

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Association members and guests raised a staggering £650 for PCUK at their Bi Annual Conference in October this year. This was the second conference at which the charity had been nominated to benefit and chairman Sharon Cicco said ‘ We are pleased to do all we can to support this worthy cause ‘ John Heyworth of PCUK is seen accepting the cheque for £650 pictured with John Newsham, FSOA new business and members manager (right) and Dave Shepherd FSOA administrator.    

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Caernarfon Town~Wall collapses onto football pitch as 300 celebrating fans surged forward after goal

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A wall collapsed onto a football pitch as 300 celebrating fans surged forward after their team scored. A witness said it was a ‘miracle’ nobody was hurt as Caernarfon Town fans fell onto the field and each other following the team’s second goal against The New Saints at the Oval home ground. Supporters were praised for their conduct in the aftermath of the incident, the Daily Post reports. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/wall-collapses-onto-football-pitch-4724536  

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Pitch Encroachment~Ambush Marketing ? at White Hart lane

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The Daily Mail reports Pranksters who caused havoc on Spurs’ pitch are arrested as it is revealed they are famous for YouTube stunts that aim to ‘offend and harass the general public’ Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2853252/Pranksters-caused-havoc-Spurs-pitch-arrested-revealed-famous-YouTube-stunts-aim-offend-harass-general-public.html#ixzz3KeWo7DSN  Three pitch invaders arrested after they disrupted a Tottenham Hotspur match last night have been revealed as YouTube stars making films that aim to ‘offend and harass the general public’. Gomes Garcia, Nathan Brown and Dan Jarvis are the founders of TrollStation, a controversial prank group with 100,000 subscribers whose videos have been seen by millions […]

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