CST VAR Education Visit

Representatives from the Chelsea Supporters Trust attended education sessions regarding VAR at the Stockley Park HQ last week. Video Assisted Referee (VAR) was voted in unanimously by Premier League clubs to be introduced for the 2019/20 season and until they vote against it, it is here to stay. VAR philosophy is “minimum interference, maximum benefit,” Continue Reading

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust meets with the Premier League

Supporter representatives from every top-flight club, including the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust recently met with Premier League executives to discuss a range of issues impacting match-going fans. You can read the the minutes from that meeting here… The meeting took place under the auspices of the Football Supporters Federation on 11th October and was attended by Continue Reading

Connect with other supporters to get home from away games

Last year, Chelsea Supporters Trust launched an initiative to assist supporters using subsidised transport, which Chelsea F.C. generously provides, to reach home. Many supporters have significant journeys to make when coaches or trains arrive back at Stamford Bridge or mainline rail stations and this can be particularly difficult following evening games, where connecting rail or Continue Reading

Supporters Meet The Premier League

Supporter representatives from every top-flight club met with Premier League executives recently to discuss a range of issues – including TV impact on the fixture schedule. You can read the notes on the meeting here… The meeting was attended by Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore and other league officials. Tim Rolls was the Chelsea Continue Reading

Premier League Trusts lobby on Russian visas for travelling supporters

The new season is almost upon us and for those in European competitions, supporters will be looking at their potential opponents. Not just to weigh up the opposition, but also to work out any potential and no doubt costly travel arrangements. The likelihood is that at least one English team will be drawn against a Continue Reading

2017-18 Premier League Fixtures Announced – At What Cost for Travelling Fans?

On Wednesday 14th June 2017 the much anticipated Premier league fixtures for the coming season were announced, but at what cost for travelling fans? CST board member Tim Rolls along with other team’s Trust board members Kat Law of THST,  Anna Burgess of Spirit of Shankly,  and Amanda Jacks FSF Caseworker, a working group set Continue Reading

Fixture scheduling dialogue continues with Sky Sports

In November, Tim Rolls representing the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, along with representatives of Spirit of Shankly, Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’Trust and the Football Supporters’ Federation met with senior Executives from Sky Sports to discuss the impact of the rescheduling of Premier League matches for broadcast on match going fans, particularly away supporters. A further meeting was Continue Reading

Fixture scheduling meeting with Sky

On Wednesday 2 November a number of top-flight fan representatives met with members of the team at Sky Sports who work across football coverage and fixture scheduling. It is hoped that this is the first of many meetings between match-going fans and broadcasters. The full statement can be found on the Football Supporters’ Federation site Continue Reading