Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Chelsea Supporters Trust welcomes club statement on study of Fulham Broadway area


Chelsea Supporters Trust welcomes club statement on study of Fulham Broadway area


The Chelsea Supporters Trust welcomes the recent announcement by Chelsea FC regarding commissioning a study of the area from Fulham Broadway town centre to Stamford Bridge and beyond.

We particularly welcome the fact that “the study will also assess the feasibility of an expansion of the stadium within the existing historic site boundaries”. We note that the study specifically excludes “any design or details of a redevelopment on the stadium site” which presumably would wait until the study report has been published and decisions made.

As well as engaging stakeholders such as the local community and residents' groups, which is clearly essential, we urge the club to actively involve Chelsea supporters in the study (and the implementation of its results), which is clearly of significant importance to all Chelsea supporters.

We will pass on to those conducting the study the comments and suggestions we have received from members of the local community following extensive door to door leafleting that we have carried out in the areas around Stamford Bridge over the last year, as well as ideas we have received with regard to Brompton Cemetery.

The CST is keen to work with the various parties involved in the study, as the stadium issue is of fundamental interest to our members, as was made clear in the 2013 CST Members' Survey.



Chelsea Supporters Trust

'Making Your Voice Heard'

Twitter: @ChelseaSTrust

Monday, 2 June 2014

CST Statement on FA Commission report


CST Statement on FA Commission Report

In response to Greg Dyke's recent FA England Commission report and in conjunction with several other Premier League clubs' supporters organisations, the Chelsea Supporters Trust has released the following statement:

"While the Chelsea Supporters Trust believes in the need for reform of player development at a national level in line with the FA Commission’s identification of the deficient number of qualified coaches and grassroots facilities in this country – with the goal of increasing the number of English and home-grown players at professional level – we do not endorse any measures that threaten the integrity of the English footballing pyramid.

In particular, the CST condemns the astonishing lack of supporter consultation undertaken by the FA Commission with neither Supporters Direct nor The Football Supporters’ Federation deemed to be significant stakeholders in the English game and we urge fans to join the upcoming Supporters Summit in London to make their views heard and to debate ways forward acceptable to all."

Fellow Supporters Direct affiliates MUST, Spirit of Shankly, The Blue Union, The Black Scarf Movement representing Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal supporters respectively, as well as the Aston Villa Supporters Trust and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust released joint statements in a press release from Supporters Direct, which can be read here.

More information on the Supporters Summit, which is being held Saturday 26th July at Wembley stadium, can be found here and the CST urges its members, Chelsea supporters and fans of all clubs who feel strongly on the issue of the proposals for a new "League 3" and strategic loan partnerships to attend and make their voices heard.




Chelsea Supporters Trust

'Making Your Voice Heard'

Twitter: @ChelseaSTrust