The Football Supporters’ Federation is urging football fans and the grassroots community to unite and call on the Premier League to share more of its wealth to support the game.
In response to the Premier League’s new £5.136bn TV deal – as featured on Club Website last month – the Federation is calling on top flight clubs to bring down ticket prices and support lower league and grassroots football.
The FSF is calling on people to support the campaign in one of two ways:
* Sign an e-petition calling on clubs to #shareTVwealth
* Join the Share TV Wealth demo in central London on Thursday 26 March
The online petition, which has already gathered over 2,000 signatures, automatically emails your club to demand cheaper tickets and more money for lower league and grassroots football.
It takes just a few seconds to complete and helps increase pressure on the Premier League to do something about the rising costs of watching football and the current parlous state of grassroots football facilities.
The Share TV Wealth demonstration will take place in central London on Thursday 26 March. Led by the FSF, the demo will convene at the next meeting of the Premier League’s shareholders at Le Méridien Piccadilly (21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH) at midday.
The FSF are calling on fans of clubs in any league along with people from across the grassroots game to join in this vital demo. They want to see you there regardless of the club you support.
A Football Supporters’ Federation spokesperson said: “The Premier League’s £5.14bn TV deal draws attention to the vast amount of money that the richest clubs in this country have. The Football Supporters’ Federation strongly believes in a more equitable distribution of money throughout the football pyramid – this means cheaper tickets for fans throughout the game and more money for lower league clubs and the grassroots.
“We’re talking huge amounts of money, the increase alone over the last domestic deal equates to around £46 for every single fan, at every single top-flight game. There’s no excuse not to Share TV Wealth and, on Thursday 26th March (midday, central London), we’ll be marching on the PL shareholders meeting to deliver that message.
“Fans of all clubs must back this argument as we want to make sure everyone benefits from this huge windfall, not just top-flight players, agents, and owners. Join us.”
To register your interest in the demonstration, please email [email protected]. You will then be kept informed of any changes to plans, should they occur.
To find out more about the Share TV Wealth campaign and the demo, visit the FSF website.