Supporters Direct to help fans explore possibility of owning Hibs

Hibs fans can take part in an online survey
Hibs fans can take part in an online survey
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Supporters Direct Scotland have revealed they are to begin a consultation with Hibs fans regarding the possible community ownership of the club.

The move comes after SDS say they’ve been approached by various groups, including Forever Hibernian. The initial consultation will be through an online survey that will ascertain the views of Hibs supporters on the long-term aspirations they have for their club and to judge if there is an appetite to explore community ownership models.

Paul Goodwin, head of SDS, said: “The survey will seek to get the opinions of as many fans as possible before we conduct a series of meetings and workshops with them. With so much speculation surrounding other bids for the club in recent weeks, this gives Hibs fans opportunity to express their views on the future of their club.”

A spokesman for Hibs admitted the club were disappointed SDS hadn’t contacted them first, particularly as chief executive Leeann Dempster had only this week revealed their own plans to enter into wide-ranging discussions with fans regarding the future.

Nevertheless, ​provided SDS were willing to disclose the information gathered with them, Hibs were happy for supporters to take part in the survey.

The survey can be completed at www.scottishfans.org/hibs