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Supporter Ownership

Spirit Of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters Union, and ShareLiverpoolFC reached a formal agreement in the Summer 2010 that to allow both organisations to push forward as one unified force for supporter ownership of our club. Spirit of Shankly had already been working closely together for some time but it was recognised that there was a need for a unified organisation to successfully pursue this goal.

The agreement defines how we can work together for the benefit of all supporters. This saw ShareLiverpoolFC re-branded as Spirit Of Shankly – ShareLiverpoolFC (SOS-SL), bringing together the combined resources of both organisations to work on the issue of supporter ownership. By working as one we will be much more effective in achieving that goal.

Using the strengths and attributes of both Spirit Of Shankly and ShareLiverpoolFC, along with the supporters who back them, we will:

  • Continue to develop the model of supporter ownership
  • Work to secure the funds necessary to acquire supporter ownership of the club, through direct share purchases and the Partners/Spirit Of Shankly Credit Union
  • Oversee the launch of the share issue to raise these funds
  • Promote the issue of supporter ownership through high quality, consistent communications.
  • Represent 60,000 (and rising) Liverpool fans on this issue, providing a unified voice that cannot be disregarded

SOS-SL will retain ShareLiverpoolFC’s constitutional status as an investment vehicle through which shares can be purchased to take a stake in LFC and will, like the Partners/ Spirit of Shankly Credit Union have its own Management Committee. This will comprise members from the current Board of ShareLiverpoolFC and representatives from Spirit Of Shankly. In order to bring greater unity to the supporter ownership campaign SOS-SL will be represented, alongside the Credit Union, on the Spirit Of Shankly Management Committee, enabling us to build one unified campaign.

Working together is clearly the best result for all of us. By combining forces on this issue we have created a massive organisation of LFC supporters in pursuit of a shared aim.

Every single one of us, speaking with one voice, will let everyone know that this is our Club, not only emotionally but financially too. We will build on this momentum to grow and become stronger, and to become truly representative of the entire fan base.

Then as one, working together, speaking together, we will become proper custodians.

Spirit Of Shankly Management Committee & ShareLiverpoolFC Board



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