Fan Advisory Board meets for the first time

10/07/2022 5comments  |  Jump to last

Everton's Fan Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting on Friday, with representatives of ESSG and the club in attendance.

Members of the Fan Advisory Board were elected from sanctioned supporters groups that had been assembled with the club's blessing as the Everton Stakeholder Steering Group (ESSG), including developing Terms of Reference and a Memorandum of Understanding that defines the relationship between the club and the FAB.

The mission of the ESSG now being complete, it will be dissolved. The FAB confirmed they will meet as a group monthly, and will hold joint meetings with the club quarterly, with the CEO attending at least two of these meetings and Graeme Sharpe attending them all as liaison with the Everton Board of Directors.

A summary of the meeting has been posted on the Club Website.


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Bill Griffiths
1 Posted 12/07/2022 at
Does anyone know if details of these meetings between the Board and Fans Advisory Group are going to be passed on to all supporters?

I think their first question should have been: Can you please explain why we have only made one signing to date and what is the true situation regarding availability of funds to make signings?

Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 12/07/2022 at
Yes, Bill, they say the details of the meetings will be communicated to the fans... but I wouldn't get your hopes up too high if the Fans Forum meeting summaries are anything to go by.

And indeed the summary they put out of the first FAB meeting is turgid in the extreme. But having meetings is democracy in action, the various sides blathering on without much of any import actually being done.

Yes, the fans' views will now get straight back to the Board, via the filter that is Graeme Sharpe, Director without Portfolio or somesuch. It's the start of a bright new beginning, embracing fans in the power base of high-rolling Premier League football organization and management. What could possibly go wrong?

James Flynn
3 Posted 14/07/2022 at
Couple of notes from the Fan Advisory Board meeting summary:


The Fan Advisory Board (FAB) is an independent body for in-depth consultation with the Club’s hierarchy, including members of the Club’s Board. Discussions will focus on long-term strategic issues.


Under this Terms of Reference, the FAB will operate independently to be consulted about:

EFC’s strategic vision and objectives;

Any proposals relating to EFC heritage;

EFC’s plan for broader supporter engagement;

Escalation, as agreed, of issues from organisations that have separate
structured dialogue with Everton;

Stadium relocation and the Goodison legacy project;

Finance and revenue generation; and

Governance, regulation and compliance.

Dave Carruthers
4 Posted 15/07/2022 at
[Moved here from another thread – The Editor]

If I have missed it my apologies, but have the outputs of the first fan advisory board been announced yet?

One hopes it was open and honest and the main board listened and understood the frustrations. But in the interest of open and honest communication should the output, or at least the content, of the discussions, now be published?

Kunal Desai
5 Posted 15/07/2022 at
Dave. I contacted someone in the FAB earlier this week (I won't say who that person was).

The meeting was held last Thursday. I was told the objective of that meeting was to outline and set out the structure around how the FAB will operate with the club and not discussing any strategies.

The FAB's role is totally separate from on-field issues as directed by the fan-led review.

There are some general minutes on the club's website but they don't really drill down to any level of detail.

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