Supporter Liaison Officers
Engaging With Our Fans
Barnsley Football Club is proud to support the Football League’s Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) initiative, and four SLO’s were appointed in February of 2015 to represent the Club and our supporters.
Lifelong Reds supporters Carlo Van De Watering, Alan Bloore, Raymond Brammer and Sarah Chadwick were appointed to work jointly in the role of SLO, being the official channel of communication between the fans and the Club. Carlo and Alan work as the SLO’s at Oakwell, with Sarah and Raymond taking care of away match duties.
The role which is backed by UEFA is designed to ensure that fans have a dedicated point of contact and someone who will best represent the needs of fans within the Club, ensuring that the most common issues are raised at the highest level within Oakwell.
UEFA first adopted the principle of the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) as part of their football club licensing platform, and it is centered on improving communication and providing a focal point for supporters to make their voice heard. The SLO is an independent position which reports directly to the Chief Executive, meaning that fans have an independent representative putting their views forward.
The Supporter Liaison Officers are on hand to meet and interact with supporters at every game both home and away, and subsequently meet with the Club management team in the days following each game to discuss feedback raised by supporters.
A dedicated e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) was set up for use by the SLO's, which supporters can use to make contact and raise any points. The Club will assist them in all their work on behalf of the supporters and the Club.