Coventry City lead the way on fan engagement as new measures are outlined at the English Football League AGM...
The English Football League AGM was held last week in Portugal, where plans were agreed for all member clubs to hold bi-annual meetings with a representative group of club’s fans and supporters.
The EFL issued the following statement:
"From 2016/17 clubs will be required to hold at least two meetings/fans forums with a representative group of the club’s supporters, putting into practice commitments made by the EFL as part of the Government’s Expert Working Group on Supporter Ownership and Engagement which made a series of recommendations earlier in 2016."
The Sky Blues have exceeded the new minimum requirement set by the EFL for quite some time, with the club currently holding bi-monthly meetings with the Coventry City Supporters Consultative Group (SCG).
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the SCG have also been invited to attend official Coventry City FC board meetings since 2014, with the purpose of including fan representation on matters of club importance. Most recently, the SCG was represented at a Board meeting in the spring of 2016.
Following the announcement of the EFL's guidelines, Executive Vice Chairman, Chris Anderson said: “We welcome the League's proposals and were strongly in favour of them. Coventry City FC continue to be committed to giving our support base a voice within the club, and have been actively and regularly engaging with fan groups for years now.
“The SCG is designed to give fans a forum to contribute ideas, advice and feedback to the club and is something we will continue to develop as part of Coventry City’s engagement strategy."