Manchester Metropolitan University and the National Football Museum are co-hosting a two day conference on football, fandom and the long-term sustainability of the game.
After the success of last year’s Football and Community conference (June 2012) as well as the ‘Football and Community Across Codes’ conference held in Sydney (January 2013) the newly established MMU Football Research Cluster is hosting its second annual conference on June 13th and 14th 2013.
The theme of this year’s conference is sustainability in football and Panels will focus on the long-term interests of football and football fans, from grassroots football to the Premier League and the international game. Key issues for discussion will be indebtedness of clubs, fan communities and the culture of the game – from safe standing and players’ wages to accessible ticket prices and fan solidarity.
The conference will include presentations from international academics and practitioners as well as high-profile guest speaker contributions on the long-run sustainability of football at all levels of the game.
Keynote speakers: David Conn, Kevin Moore (National Football Museum) and Tom Hall (Supporters Direct)
Fan Culture Panel at NFM including: William Routledge (author of Northern Monkeys) and Atilla the Stockbroker.