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Foster welcomes Premier League move to reinstate Supporters Direct funding

July 21, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster MP, the Liberal Democrat Backbench Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport has welcomed the news that the fans organisation, Supporters Direct, is to have crucial funding reinstated by the Premier League.

Supporters Direct, had its future cast into doubt earlier this year when funding was frozen amid a row over tweets sent in May by its then chief executive, Dave Boyle.

With the Premier League funding now back in place, a £268,292 grant will enable Supporters Direct, which has helped form more than 180 supporters’ trusts with 270,000 members in its 10-year existence, to continue to operate.

Commenting, Don Foster stated:

“I’m delighted that the Premier League has seen sense and reinstated the funding for Supporters Direct that gives real power to the people that matter - the fans.

“Over the past decade, Supporters Direct has been instrumental in ensuring that football fans across the country have a say in how their club is run and I’m glad that the fantastic work of the organisation can now continue.