This union is committed to supporting the Anfield community in which our football club is based. We recognise the impact on local residents from tens of thousands of supporters turning up weekly throughout the season.
It has always been the aim of this union to support those seeking to improve the Anfield area. It is why we co-founded Fans Supporting Foodbanks and we are one of those supporting the #MoreThanAStadium campaign.
We are committed to continuing our support for this work.
Furthermore, this union remains committed to seeking improvements for the Anfield area. We note recent reports about a proposed train station for the Anfield area, which would bring significant benefits to supporters but more importantly, local residents and businesses.
Spirit of Shankly supports all efforts like this, to ensure that all, including supporters and residents, share in the success of our football club.
Response to new ticket announcement
Although the last week has been a sorry tale in the recent history of the relationship between owners of LFC and the Club’s supporters, it has also seen both the best of what Liverpool FC supporters are about and the incredible power those same supporters have to promote change for the better at LFC.
Response to LFC ticket prices
Spirit of Shankly are delighted to share more positive news on the North Liverpool foodbank campaign. Following discussions and meetings throughout the summer with the Imman at the mosque at Brougham Terrace, they are to become a partner. They will hold collections on Fridays at weekly prayers.
Supporters organise food bank collections
This weekend sees the start of a new campaign as Spirit Of Shankly (SOS) and Everton Supporters Trust (EST) again join forces. This time though it’s not about what’s happening on the pitch.
Anfield – An Asset of Community Value
Anfield, as a stadium and what it represents, is incredibly important to both Liverpool supporters and the local community. It matters to so many people - be it those who attend football matches, those who work there or those who live within close proximity. This week, the Liverpool Supporters’ Union have submitted an application to Liverpool City Council to have Anfield, and the immediate area surrounding the football stadium, designated as an asset of community value.
SOS statement on regeneration proposals
Given our work to progress the Football Quarter initiative and our ongoing constitutional commitment to the improvement of the Anfield neighbourhood, Spirit of Shankly welcomes Monday's announcement of plans for the long awaited, and much needed, regeneration of the Anfield area. In particular, the Union notes the key role played by Mayor Joe Anderson and Liverpool City Council in bringing key agencies together to produce the regeneration masterplan.
The Football Quarter prospectus
On Wednesday December 28th 2011 Everton and Liverpool fans launch their prospectus for The Football Quarter, a conceptual development which has the city’s two famous football clubs at its heart.
Update on The Football Quarter
We have recently made changes to our membership admin system that means how you join or renew your membership with Spirit of Shankly is different.
Ian Ayre: Ticketing, Executive Changes and Supporters Direct
With the recent changes at executive level and the Club’s plan to change the relationship and its communication with supporters SOS has received a number of queries from members which we sent to Ian Ayre.
Funding for Supporters Direct
Spirit of Shankly, like other grass roots supporter organisations, is disappointed to hear that Supporters Direct have lost their funding from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF).
Progress on the Football Quarter
Spirit Of Shankly has continually made it known as loud as possible, that Tom Hicks and George Gillett are not welcome at Liverpool Football Club any longer.
Ticket campaign consultation
Following the recent Spirit of Shankly AGM, it was recognised that ticketing policy has become a major issue for members and supporters generally.
Spirit of Shankly – Next steps
Spirit of Shankly were pleased to meet with NESV representatives following their invitation to do so as a result of their successful takeover of Liverpool Football Club.
Hope for Hillsborough fundraising match
Saturday 23rd May will see a football match, between local lads and Norwegian Reds. with all money raised going to the Hope for Hillsborough campaign.
The Hillsborough Football Disaster: Context and consequences
A message from the people behind "The Hillsborough Football Disaster: Context and Consequences"
Statement about ongoing Stadium situation
Following the statement from Liverpool FC about the ongoing stadium situation, Spirit Of Shankly would like to reaffirm its position. Under a period of new management and direction the current owners, FSG, and Managing Director, Ian Ayre, should be afforded the time and opportunity to make the right decision for the Club, its supporters and the local community.
Anthony Walker Foundation festival
On Saturday 9th July, Spirit of Shankly will have a stall at the Anthony Walker Foundation Festival. A one day festival of sport, music, art and education at Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool.