Rainbow Laces Campaign 2019 Football has an amazing power to bring people together, yet four in every ten LGBT people don't think sport is welcoming or feel welcome at sporting events. Supporting a team, or joining a side and taking part can brings energy, and a sense of community and belonging. We all need to play our part to make football a game for everyone Spirit of Shankly are proud to stand together with Kop Outs, Proud Cherries and the whole LGBT community at Liverpool's game away to Bournemouth, on Saturday 7 December, where we will support Stonewall's 2019/20 Rainbow Laces [...]
No Place for Racism Spirit of Shankly oppose all forms of racism. The club took swift action in the removal of the offensive banner that perpetuates racial stereotyping. Football isn’t separate from society, it is part of it and we all have a responsibility in ensuring people understand there is no room for racism. Simply banning people is not the answer. Education and reaffirming there is no place for discrimination in society has to form part of the solution. Join Renew Donate [...]
Ahead of tomorrow’s draw in Monaco for the Champions League and Europa League 2019/20 tournaments, we the supporters of last season’s four finalists are calling for changes in how UEFA manage the finals.
Following last season’s Champions League and Europa League Finals, Spirit of Shankly have worked with supporters of the other finalists to share our experiences and to challenge UEFA to improve the experience of finals #ForTheFans.
“As confirmed at the Spirit of Shankly AGM in March, the chair Jay McKenna is standing down. "On behalf of the management committee and wider membership, I would like to pay tribute to Jay and express our gratitude for all his work and dedication to the union since it began more than a decade ago. We will miss his input on a day-to-day basis, but know he will continue to back SOS in all we do.
Spirit of Shankly joined the Premier League and supporter representatives from all PL Clubs at Wembley on 21st March.
Following our AGM, held on Tuesday 19th March 2019, members have voted on all the proposals put before them. All proposals were voted for in favour, with the full results below.
Ahead of our AGM, below is the agenda, proposals and accounts for the meetings.
A couple of months ago Liverpool FC announced plans to set up a number of fan forums to enhance supporter engagement. There are to be five forums each made up of eight to 12 supporters. Spirit of Shankly will also have a seat on each forum, which will be taken up by current committee members.
Recent events surrounding the FA charge against Luis Suarez have brought racism in football to the forefront of the news agenda. Unlike others, who have chosen to make ill-informed comments, Spirit of Shankly does not feel qualified to make public pronouncements on what is essentially a player discipline issue to be dealt with by club, player and the FA as they see fit.