There are many benefits to becoming a full member of Supporters Direct. These include:
*Dedicated staff team with sport and divisional contacts*
*Network meetings and groups relevant to you*
*Free access to our dedicated legal support helpline with Gateley PLC*
*Regional training sessions and seminars to help you and your members develop their skills*
*Ability to nominate candidates for our Councils and Board and voting rights to influence the direction of SD*
*Ability to use a CRM system suited for Trusts and Clubs*
*Discounted rates for SD event*
*Copies of our publications on request*
*Discounted rates from our SD Club Development consultancy team of experts*
*Access for your Board Members and key volunteers to use the SD Hub to enhance networks, collaboration and to improve advice and support*
*Finally all the benefits of increased profile and status of being part of the SD movement*
To renew your membership for the next year we need three things from you:
1) The membership fee of £100 by GoCardless2) Complete the membership form3) Ensure your FCA returns are up-to-date and that your latest accounts are published on your website (alternatively you can firstname.lastname@example.org" style="">email us a copy)
If you are struggling with any of the three membership components please let us know ASAP. We can for example put you in touch with an independent auditor or Independent Examiner.
Supporter ownership and involvement is important because we, as supporters, are the lifeblood of the game – economically, culturally and socially. We more than any other stakeholder group make lifelong commitments to our clubs and invest in them (economically, emotionally, and with time) on a long term basis. We do not make money from our clubs, we invest in them. We are not employed by our clubs, but support the employment of others. We do not change clubs when conditions change, we remain. As supporters, we do not view clubs as sources of profit, or as markets, or as sources of customers; rather we are the inextricable link between a club and its local community. Clubs represent us and our sense of identity as much as we represent the club.
Your membership is vitally important. It says you are part of something bigger than allegiance to a particular club or badge. It says you care about the future of the game. It says there is a better way, and it enables SD to fight for it.
If you have any questions relating to your SD membership, or want to check your membership status, please email@example.com" style="">contact us.