Wednesday
Dec132017

Sunderland away ticketing update

It is not too late to #followfulhamaway and join the 600 fans who will cheer on Slavisa Jokanovic's side at Sunderland this weekend.

Tickets for Fulham's trip to the Stadium of Light, where the Whites will be reunited with Chris Coleman and Kit Symons, on Saturday will go off sale to customers seeking to purchase online at 3pm tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.

Supporters wanting to purchase tickets after 3pm are advised to call the Fulham Football Club ticket office on 0203 871 0810 and select option 2, but fans must make clear whether they wish to collect their tickets from the Fulham FC ticket office in advance or at the Stadium of Light ticket office adjacent to the East Stand on Saturday at the time of booking.

Tickets will go off sale to telephone and personal callers to the ticket office at 3pm on Friday afternoon, but Fulham fans will be able to purchase tickets from at the Stadium of Light from turnstile number 71.

Tickets are priced at £25 for adults, £19 for supporters aged over 65, £16 for supporters under 22 and £10 for under 16s. Season ticket holders and members can earn five loyalty points for this fixture.

The official club coaches will depart from opposite the Earl Beatty pub on West Barnes Lane next to Motspur Park railway station and Craven Cottage at 6.30am on Saturday morning. Prices for adult season ticket holders and members are £30 for adults and £20 for supporters over 65 and under 16. For non-season ticket holders and members, the coach is priced at £35 for adults and £25 for supporters aged over 65 and under 16.

Wednesday
Dec132017

FC Business features Fulham Supporters' Trust's MoU with Fulham Football Club

The Fulham Supporters' Trust memorandum of understanding with Fulham Football Club, signed yesterday at Motspur Park, is featured in the January edition of fcbusiness magazine in article about how Fulham's structured relationship is leading the way in British supporter engagement.

Fulham FC chief executive Alistair Mackintosh offers an insight into the Club's experience of structured dialogue with the Fulham Supporters' Trust, saying:

The meetings for us are a great opportunity to find out what Fulham fans are thinking and the Trust come up with lots of ideas too. I’ve always attended, but we now have our senior non-executive director, who is a member of the Trust come, and we’ve opened it up to the Club’s management board to present ideas and discuss numerous issues, from ticketing prices, the matchday experience through to our plans for Craven Cottage. The Trust don’t mind asking the tough questions but, like a bridge well-travelled over time, what we have built is a big load of trust.

The full article, made possible after the national umbrella body of supporters' trust Supporters Direct kindly volunteered their regular spot in the magazine to showcase the Trust's partnership with Fulham FC, can be found on page 65 in issue 106 of FC Business, which is on sale now. You can read a digital edition here.

You can also read more on the history of our work furthering the interests of Fulham fans here.

Tuesday
Dec122017

Fulham Supporters' Trust signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fulham FC

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fulham Football Club to formalise our structured dialogue on behalf of Fulham fans, which has existed since 2014.

The MoU is the first such document signed between an English professional club and their Supporters Trust and commits both parties to share relevant information and discuss issues of mutual concern during regular meetings. It builds on the progress made since the Trust’s monthly meetings with senior Club officials were set up by Fulham FC chief executive officer Alistair Mackintosh three years ago.

The document was drawn up with the advice and guidance of Supporters Direct, the national umbrella body for Supporters’ Trusts, who have been at the forefront of developing structured dialogue and successfully secured EFL and Premier League regulations mandating meetings between clubs and recognised Trusts last season.

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust’s dialogue with Fulham FC began prior to those regulations and has been praised in a Department, Culture and Media Sport report on strengthening the links between football clubs and their supporters.

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust - like all recognised Trusts - is an independent, democratic and formally structured organisation. The Trust will always remain accountable to its members and independent of the Club, but today’s development will help the Trust to continue to make progress on key supporter issues.

Tom Greatrex, chair of the Fulham Supporters’ Trust, said: “Structured dialogue between Clubs and recognised Supporters Trusts is something Supporters’ Direct have been integral in securing in league regulations. Fortunately for the Fulham Supporters’ Trust, Fulham FC have been open to detailed, extensive, searching and sometimes challenging dialogue on a regular basis over the last three years. Signing an MoU doesn’t change that - it emphasises the value that independent, democratic and representative supporters’ organisations can bring in helping Clubs not only develop good relationships with their fans, but make decisions that take into account the supporter perspective. It doesn’t mean we will always agree, but will help ensure the dialogue happens in a structured, professional and respectful way. That the Club have become the first to sign such an MoU demonstrates, I believe, their confidence in the relationship with the Trust that we have both worked hard on and their commitment to being as responsive as possible to supporter views and priorities.”

Alistair Mackintosh, chief executive of Fulham FC, added: ‘We were keen to formalise an increase in the frequency of meetings with the Fulham Supporters Trust as their robust questioning continually makes us think and they provide a representative, educated soundboard for our own initiatives. As custodians of Craven Cottage and our remarkable football Club, we share goals of sustainability and success.’ 

Ashley Brown, chief executive of Supporters Direct, commented: ‘Having formal structured dialogue between supporters and clubs is critical as it allows challenging issues to be met head on, not avoided or advanced without proper consultation. That builds trust and sets the tone for supporter engagement. Supporters Direct have followed the progress of structured dialogue at Fulham with keen interest for some time and this memorandum of understanding takes this a step further and we praise Fulham Football Club and the Fulham Supporters’ Trust for their pioneering approach’.
Saturday
Dec092017

Trust asks Fulham fans to 'bring a pound to the ground' and support the Fulham Foundation

The Fulham Supporters' Trust is asking Fulham fans to support the work of the Fulham FC Foundation on their charity matchday at Craven Cottage this afternoon by bringing a pound to the ground to support the Foundation's award-winning work.

The Trust have worked with the Foundation on a number of innovative projects over the last few years, including their FanActiv fitness programme, the Walking Football initiatives that supporters will have seen displayed at half time on the pitch at the Craven Cottage and the 'Fulham Memories' project championed by George Cohen.

The Foundation's work includes running highly commended programmes for supporters and youngsters with disabilities. Trust communications officer Dan Crawford said: 'I have personal experience of how the Fulham Foundation's work with disabled fans helps boost our confidence in a wonderful environment close to the football club we all love. The Foundation depends on the generous donations it receives from Fulham fans - so I would like to urge all Fulham supporters to bring at least a pound to the ground today ahead of this afternoon's game against Birmingham City'.

The following is a message to Fulham Supporters' Trust members from the Fulham FC Foundation:

 For more than ten years, Fulham Football Club Foundation (FFCF) has delivered pioneering disability programmes in the community and today we’re raising vital funds to support our Fulham Badgers, Active Autism and Inclusive Champions programmes.

FFCF’s Official Charity Matchday is on Saturday 9th December when the Whites host Birmingham City at home, KO 3pm. For supporters attending the match, FFCF has just one ask: Bring £1 to the ground. Volunteers will be collecting donations in and outside of the ground pre-match. Can't make the match? Supporting the cause has never been easier.

If you can't make the match or haven't got £1 to hand, you can text FFCF09 £1 to 70070 or donate online here.

From everyone at Fulham FC Foundation and Fulham Football Club, thank you for your support!

 

For more than ten years, Fulham Football Club Foundation (FFCF) has delivered pioneering disability programmes in the community and on 9th December, we’re raising vital funds to support our Fulham Badgers, Active Autism and Inclusive Champions programmes.

 

FFCF’s Official Charity Matchday is on Saturday 9th December when the Whites host Birmingham City at home, KO 3pm. For supporters attending the match, FFCF has just one ask: Bring £1 to the ground. Volunteers will be collecting donations in and outside of the ground pre-match. Can't make the match? Supporting the cause has never been easier: 

Wednesday
Nov222017

Last chance to get your tickets for Trust evening with Micky Adams

The Fulham Supporters' Trust has a few final tickets for our special question and answer evening with Fulham cult hero Micky Adams on Thursday 30 November at Craven Cottage.

Tickets for this special event, which will include a complimentary drink and the chance to get a signed copy of Micky's recently released autobiography, are priced at £20. The evening, staged in the McBride's bar at the Cottage, will get underway at 7.30pm and will give Fulham fans to hear the architecht of that famous 1996/97 promotion season talk about memories from playing and managing Fulham whilst in conversation with Trust chair Tom Greatrex.

The last few tickets are available to purchase here, but we would advise supporters interested in attending to purchase as soon as possible, with sales due to close.