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SD Europe

Cork City FC has been connected with SD Europe since 2010, when a club representative first attended one of the organisation’s events. Since then, the club has been a partner in two European Union-funded projects.

  1. Improving Football Governance through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership (Preparatory Action 2012-2013) – Link.
  1. Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football (Erasmus+ 2016-2017) – Link.

FORAS Board member Mike Derham is currently a member of the board of SD Europe, while former FORAS secretary and board member Niamh O’Mahony was involved in the steering group that saw SD Europe established as an independent organisation in its own right in 2016. Niamh is now Development and Communications Manager with the organisation.

SD Europe, legally registered as the European Supporters Alliance, is based in Bishopstown Training Ground, Curraheen, Co. Cork.

Fans Survey:

Survey Summary & press release

Supporters Direct Europe Ireland Survey Report

Project News Archive:

Heart of the Game conference:

A unique and innovative conference, which focused on governance, community and fan activism in football, was held in Cork on November 2012. A full summary of all workshops and discussions is available to download here: Heart of the Game conference summary.

Download The Heart of the Game handbook.

August 11, 2017: Cork City visit Malmo FF
April 6, 2017: FC Schalke 04 and Malmo FF Visit Cork City FC
January 25, 2017: FC United to host Cork City FC
March 29, 2013: Project Update: FORAS story heard in Antwerp
March 20, 2013: FORAS to attend final project workshop in Belgium
January 30, 2013: FORAS featured in Madrid event
January 15, 2013: FORAS invited to speak at Madrid conference
November 17: Heart of the Game conference: The vital role that supporters play
November 9: FORAS attends Supporters Direct launch in Brussels
October 30: Doing it for themselves: Irish football fans to gather in Cork
October 17: Fan power in soccer (Sport for Business)
October 14: Supporters make their views count (Sunday Independent)
October 5: Time to find a Voice (Extratime.ie)
September 25: Meeting with the FAI (Supporters Direct)
April 27: Improving Football Governance project gets underway