The FSF are looking for supporters’ experiences with police.

In the FSFs role of championing the football fan, they are wanting supporters to help inform the north west’s IAG – a of group of fans that provide direct feedback to police on their match-day activities.

23 Dec 2000: Police outside the JJB Stadium home of Wigan Athletic before the Nationwide League Division Two match between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City played at the JJB Stadium, in Wigan, England. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: GaryM Prior/Allsport

They want your feedback on how Greater Manchester Police perform at the match as they set about creating the agenda for the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) to the force next season. IAGs are groups of supporter representatives who act as critical but constructive observers of policing operations around football matches at your clubs.

Wigan Athletic have been represented by Jason Taylor, one of the Supporter Liaison Officers.

The FSF always recommended Police should consider the views of fans – who are the largest stakeholders at football matches – and engage with the feedback they provide. Already, IAGs have helped make positive changes around the country in other force areas, particularly at West Midlands Police and the Metropolitan Police.

It would help the IAG in Greater Manchester enormously if you could take five minutes to fill in this short survey – it covers the basics such as how many games you go to, what your experiences with GMP officers have been like and how you think GMP polices football generally. The survey also looks to gather information about the standard of stewarding at the north west clubs. All information you provide will of course be treated confidentially and we look forward to seeing what you have to say.

If you have any further questions about IAGs or the work in Greater Manchester, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.