Rovers are not SLO to adopt UEFA model

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A former Free Press Prediction League winner is at the forefront of a new fan engagement project at Doncaster Rovers.

Lee Croft, who was crowned champion of our 2011/12 competition, was appointed as supporter liaison officer (SLO) in the summer, along with Mark Hughesman.

Rovers were one of the first clubs in the country to appoint supporters, and not employees of the club, into the position.

And the club’s approach to fan consultation has earned praise from the Football Supporters’ Federation.

Croft said: “By being independent and impartial, the supporter liaison officer can ensure the voices of both the fans and the club are heard. Since starting the role it has come into its own and really has had a successful impact.”

The SLO position originates from a UEFA directive to ensure better communication between clubs and fans, and encourage constructive dialogue. It also aims to build relationships between various fan groups, the police and security officers.

You can contact Lee or Mark with feedback, questions or suggestions by emailing supporterliaison@doncasterroversfc.co.uk.

Pictured: Rovers’ SLOs recently held a talk about their work at Bolton Wanderers.