As BWFCST members may well be aware, the Trust have been liaising with the Football Supporters Association (FSA), local MPs and the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) over recent times.
After being approached by talkSPORT , several members of the Trust board have been working this week with the producer on the show tonight, details as below. Please have a listen if you can. Tune in folks!
"This Wednesday evening as part of Kick Off, talkSPORT will be looking at the financial disparity between the Premier League and the EFL.
Why in the shadow of two of the richest clubs in football, where Manchester United and Manchester City can spend tens of millions of pounds on a single player, just a few miles away, clubs are relying on supporters to raise money for travel and accommodation.
Bury, Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers have all entered administration, have had changes of ownership and have been forced to accept measures that have resulted in points deductions and in the case of Bury, expulsion. Many clubs in the EFL rely on crowds who will spend money on food, drink and merchandise. With Covid-19 bringing a premature end to Leagues One and Two, a light has been shone on the precarious finances within football
Hosted by Danny Kelly, the programme will hear from those who run clubs, those who cover football finance, those who have covered the ups and downs and most importantly, the fans themselves - those who invest their heart and souls into their clubs and communities who have been let down by matters off the pitch. Could what has happened to the three clubs mentioned happen to your club?"
Clubs in Crisis - A Kick Off special from 7.00pm on Wednesday August 12th on talkSPORT .”
As football looks to come to terms with the “new normal”, there are massive challenges facing all clubs. Please have a listen tonight to what is on the agenda and to see how we can all help our clubs by pulling together.