Since 2012 all EFL clubs have been required to have a Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO). He/she is supposed to be 'a bridge between the fans and the Club to help to improve the dialogue between the two sides'. ) Some clubs have appointed an SLO from within their current employees; others appoint volunteers or fans. One aspect of the role of an SLO is to be involved in the challenges of each matchday - meeting fans, attending pre-match briefings,dealing with Away Fans issues and understanding current security matters etc.
The matchday possibilities are endless. Many clubs now have a team to help the SLO cover some of the tasks he/she is expected to do.
Over the next few weeks I would like to share some of the roles that an SLO is expected to fulfil. Of course it is a work in progress. I hope you will begin to see just how much there is to do and also see just how much has been e already achieved, the meetings I have attended and my hopes for the future.
Next week I will tell you about some of the meetings I have recently attended.
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