Football fans urged to have their say

Football survey
Football survey

Football fans across Scotland are being urged to take part in a Scotland-wide survey to gauge supporters’ opinions on the game.

The survey, which has been launched by The Supporters Direct Scotland National Football Survey, in association with the Scottish FA, is the second football survey carried out, the first being conducted 12 months ago by the Scottish FA.

The survey seeks to bring a greater understanding of supporters’ perceptions of football’s role within Scottish society, the match day experience, governance of the game as well as grassroots and youth development, among other topics.

Football fans will be able to access the survey by visiting

The survey closes on Friday, April 25.

Paul Goodwin, head of Supporters Direct Scotland said: “Supporters are critical to the game in Scotland and will be increasingly so in the future.

“It’s essential they are engaged in debates and discussions about the future of the game through surveys on key topics here.

“They are the lifeblood of the game and any changes to the game should have their best interests in mind”.

Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of the Scottish FA, said: “The National Football Survey is essential in canvassing the thoughts of football fans in Scotland, regardless of the level of the game they are involved in.

“This survey poses a range of questions which we’re seeking feedback and their views on for the benefit of the game.

“Last year’s survey gave the fans’ perspective on league reconstruction and already you can see the benefits of such areas as the pyramid and play-offs, both of which received the overwhelming support of the game’s fans.”

Results from last year’s survey indicated that the majority of supporters wish to see a larger top league, operated by a single league body, and with no more than three senior divisions.