Wednesday, May 5, 2010

'Fan Embassies' Offer Help and Guidance to England Fans

English fans following their team's run to the World Cup in South Africa will have some extra help navigating the country. "Fan embassies" will be set up in cities hosting England's matches and will assist the roughly 25,000 expected English fans as they explore South Africa.

Manned by 10 volunteers from the Football Supporters Federation (FSF), the fan embassies will be supported by a text message service giving up-to-date information from official supporters' group Englandfans, the Football Association and local organisers.

The embassies will operate in the cities where England are playing their group matches for a day either side of the games and in hubs such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, where fans may gather.

An FSF team will also produce a dedicated fanzine, Free Lions, for each England match, with logistical information and travel advice, alongside other football-related content. England's group matches will kick off on 12 June against the USA in Rustenburg, followed by Algeria in Cape Town and Slovenia in Port Elizabeth.

'Fan embassies' to help England supporters at World Cup
May 3, 2010