The meetings are part of an initiative to improve communications between fans and the football authorities as a result of a government working group's recommendations. Fans from all 20 Premier League clubs attended, along with Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, Head of Communications, Bill Bush and members of the Premier League Supporter Relations team.
Minutes of the meeting are currently being finalised, and THST members will get a fuller report in the upcoming monthly newsletter. We'll also post a report on this site.
The meeting was a start in getting fans' voices heard at senior level in the game. Detailed discussion at a meeting of this size is always a challenge, and the proof of how effective the new relationship is will come in the following months as smaller, more focused groups work on particular areas.
Key among those areas will be tying up the loose ends around the successful campaign to achieve and away ticket price cap. There are still outstanding issues in areas such as concessions - concessionary prices differ wildly across the clubs - and how protection for fans around ticketing issues is embedded in Premier League rules.
What was also clear was the need for fan reps to be informed and prepared for these meetings, and that can only happen with the help of a strong organisational base at every club. Our fuller report back will appear on site as soon as we can pull it together.
22 July 2016