General Sport: Supporter lobby group starts up

By Adam Muyt

Roy Masters has written a piece in today’s SMH (7 November) on a newly formed lobby group, Sports Supporters Australia.  Masters likens it to an RACV or NRMA for sports lovers and a quick squiz through its website heightens the comparison.

This group is definitely ‘serious’, structured around a membership base and board, and complete with (obligatory?) commercial sponsorships.   Whether it’s lobbying sports administrators for better deals for fans, those in sports bureaucracies for better resources or politicians over issues such as sports broadcasting syphoning rules, SSA states it wants to be the voice for sports fans after better deals.

The web address:

About Adam Muyt

Born into rugby league, found aussie rules, fell for soccer, flirts a little with union. Author of 'Maroon & Blue - recollections and tales of the Fitzroy Football Club' (Vulgar Press, 2006). Presently working on a history of postwar Dutch migrants and soccer in Australia.


  1. Adam,
    Did you hear today of the passing of Fitzroy’s last surviving Premiership player from 1944?

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