Voting for the FSF's National Council (NC) will take place at the FSF AGM on Sunday 2nd July at St George's Park, Burton-Upon-Trent, DE13 9PD. This is the day after the Supporters Summit, which we hold jointly with Supporters Direct.
The FSF AGM gives members the opportunity to stand for the democratically-elected National Council and/or change FSF policy via motions which can be voted on by the FSF AGM. Read on for more information on elections, motions, voting and registration.
You can register for our AGM on the Eventbrite page for the 2017 Supporters Summit - click here to fill in the form.
The FSF AGM pack is now available to read in full - containing everything you need to know about the last year's AGM, proposed motions, National Council elections and more.
Elections to the FSF National Council
The following supporters will be standing for election to the FSF's national council at our AGM on Sunday 2nd June (the deadline for nominations was midday on 4th June - four weeks before AGM - and has now passed):
|Chair||Clarke||Malcolm||York City Supporters' Trust||Vikings Supporters Trust|
|NC member||Tomlinson||David||Linda Flevill||Scott Kynnersley|
|NC member||McGee||Fiona||Peter Daykin||Billy Grant|
|NC member||Dominguez||Manny||Alan Carling||Jim Chishem|
|NC member||Green||Kristine||Martin O'Hara||Mariners' Trust|
|NC member||Corkery||Paul||Vince Alm||Tim Hillyer|
|NC member||Kelly||Dave||Ian Byrne||Simon Magner|
|NC member||Todd||Ian||Sunderland Supporters' Association (London Branch)||Jennifer O'Neill|
|NC member||Pennington||Dave||Duncan Drasdo (MUST)||Katrina Law (THST)|
|NC member||Samra||Pavinder||Anwar Uddin||Billy Grant|
|NC member||Duniec||Rick (Richard)||Martin O'Hara||The Fulham Supporters' Trust|
|NC member||Roome||Tony||Pam Wilkins||Mark Ogbourne|
|NC member||Wood||Roisin||Anwar Uddin||Fiona McGee|
|NC member||Magner||Simon||Dave Kelly (Everton Blue Union)||Everton Supporters' Trust|
FSF AGM packs and voting/motion info:
- The deadline for submitting motions was midday on 4th June 2017 (four weeks before AGM) and has now passed.
- Delegates will be given a pack upon arrival (includes AGM info on elections and motions).
- Voting information for individuals, proxies, affiliates, and associates.
- What is a motion and how do I submit one?
Votes are cast by individual FSF members (one vote per individual), as well as associate (one vote) and affiliate member groups (five votes to be used as a block).
Any individual member unable to attend the FSF’s AGM is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Anyone appointed as a proxy must themselves be an individual member entitled to vote, and can hold the proxy vote for no more than two individual members unable to attend, in addition to their own individual vote. The deadline for submitting proxy votes is midday on 25th June (one week before the AGM).
The form used to appoint a proxy can be obtained from the FSF secretary Neil Springate (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a signed copy must be returned at least one week before the AGM. This can be done via smartphone (readable pictures emailed to the secretary are fine) or post a hard copy to: FAO Neil Springate, 1 Ashmore Terrace, Stockton Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 7DE.
If the FSF representative of a member group (affiliate or associate) cannot attend the FSF AGM they should notify email@example.com in advance with the name of any substitute official they wish to send. Substitutes who turn up unannounced on the day may not be allowed to vote.
As is the case with all our motions and election procedures, if you have any queries, please email FSF Secretary Neil Springate who is happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans care about a huge range of issues and members can set FSF policy via motions at our AGM. Any FSF appearances in the media, or stories on the news section of our website, try to fairly reflect these democratically-set, core beliefs.
So if you’ve ever thought, “Why doesn’t the FSF campaign for X, Y, and Z?” or have been infuriated by something we’ve said, the answer is simple – propose your “motion”, come along to our annual conference, and argue its merits. Your idea will either succeed, and be taken on as official FSF policy, or fail, and be voted against by your fellow fans.
The deadline for receipt of motions is four weeks before the AGM. The reason that we ask for motions in advance is to avoid identical motions, to circulate information to members in a timely fashion, and to avoid spurious nonsense taking up time on the day. You might think it’s a disgrace that Wagon Wheels aren't served at your stadium but this probably isn't what your fellow fans deem a priority.
You must be a member to submit a motion but fear not, it’s free to join the FSF here. To be accepted for debate, motions must have both a proposer and seconder, and both will be invited to speak on the matter.
Any motion should express, in the simplest form possible, what it is seeking to achieve, and set out the current situation in relation to that issue – you can expand on specific points in your short speech. You should also think about what practical measures the FSF could take to implement your idea. The most utopian and well-meaning ideal might be rejected if it’s deemed to be pie-in-the-sky by your fellow members.
The deadline for the receipt of motions is midday on 4th June 2017 (emergency motions can be submitted later but justification for late inclusion must be approved by the Agenda Committee).