Trust Backs Initiative To See Return Of Fans To Stadium

Keith Morgan

Trust Chair Keith Morgan has welcomed a commitment by the football authorities to see a safe return of fans to stadiums as soon as possible.

Keith Morgan said: “We fully support the initiative by the EFL, the football authorities and, of course, our club, Cardiff City. We thank the club’s supporter liaison officer Adam Gilliatt for his work. We know everyone at the Cardiff City Stadium wants to see fans back supporting the team as soon as is possible.”

The full letter is below.

To: SUPPORTER LIAISON OFFICERS

Dear Colleague

 At 4.45pm this evening (October 6th), an open letter to supporters signed by the EFL, Premier League, Football Association and Women’s Super League will be released detailing our joint commitment to see the safe return of supporters to football grounds. A copy of the letter is attached for all SLOs, and this has also been sent to Club Chairmen, CEOs, Club Secretaries and Media Managers.

The letter primarily seeks to assure all fans that together we are fully committed to a safe return to football grounds as soon as possible. Importantly, it also emphasises the need to identify a path forward with Government, noting that their current position of restricting the return of fans is damaging to individual  Clubs and the local economies of the communities they represent.

The work clubs have been doing in raising awareness of this critical issue has been really helpful and there have been further examples of this in the past 24 hours. It is important that together we continue to show support in a unified way and we therefore actively encourage all Clubs to promote the letter across your digital and social channels from 5pm this evening, and suggest tagging in your local MP’s and other relevant contacts to ensure the message is both received and understood. On behalf of the EFL, we will be doing the same across our digital channels.

In an extension of this approach, in your role as SLO, we would also urge you to continue to keep this topic at the forefront of your supporter engagement activity and take whatever steps you can to promote the key messages to your fans and established supporter groups. They may be able to help promote the positives of a ‘return of fans’ to their members/fellow fans, and this unified approach may have a significant role to play on a local basis.

We will continue to develop further messaging on this but clearly any opportunities we have to reinforce our current position with supporters, and their respective communities will be positive.

Finally, we are currently preparing further communications with all SLOs to round-up all the latest updates and best practice from across the EFL in our first newsletter of the season so we will be in touch again shortly.

Until then should you have any queries please get in touch and thank you for your support.

 Kind Regards,

Andrew Pomfret
Supporter Services Manager
EFL