FC St. Pauli has more than 400 registered supporters clubs. Most of them come from the Hamburg region, of course, but organised St. Pauli fans can now be found all over Germany and in many European countries. Thanks to supporters clubs such as Raj Pauli in India, for example, they now have a presence "worldwide" as well.
FC St. Pauli supporters clubs
Many people see supporters clubs as a small groups of people organised on club or society lines. As such, they may hold little appeal. Some supporters clubs, of course, do have structures resembling a club in the actual sense of the word (with a chairperson, treasurer, etc.), but most St. Pauli supporters clubs simply consist of mates who have been going to matches together for years and have chosen this way of lending themselves a structure.
At St. Pauli, there are no rules or regulations that are likely to put anyone off founding a supporters club.
SETTING UP AN FC ST. PAULI SUPPORTERS CLUB
If you’d like to set up a supporters club, there are only three conditions you need to meet really. First you need to gather together a minimum of five people, second accept our “self-concept statement” [Selbstverständnis] and third contact the Supporters Club Spokescouncil [Fanclubsprecherrat].
WHAT ADVANTAGES DO WE HAVE AS A REGISTERED SUPPORTERS CLUB?
Not a lot, though there are some benefits to getting yourself registered.
- Supporters clubs are sent circulars at irregular intervals containing the latest information and invitations to supporter tournaments, for example.
- Supporters clubs have first option on away travel organised by the Fanladen.
- Only registered supporters clubs are eligible to take part in the official supporter championship, the Millerntor Cup, and the open-air tournament.
- Every region has a personal point of contact on the Supporters Club Spokescouncil who provides information, answers queries and acts as a mediator.
- Each supporters club is entitled to send two representatives to the annual delegates meeting.
SELF-CONCEPT STATEMENT OF THE SUPPORTERS CLUBS OF FC ST. PAULI
- The main goal of the supporters club is to support the club and the club teams.
- Registered supporters clubs translate this goal into action by various activities with the means at their disposal.
- Supporters clubs maintain contact to other supporters clubs and support the work of the Supporters Club Spokescouncil.
- Supporters clubs agree to comply with the stadium regulations of FC St. Pauli and the away travel regulations of the Fanladen.
- Supporters clubs oppose all forms of discrimination against people, all forms of racism, sexism and hooliganism, and all forms of disparagement and discrimination against same-sex preferences and tendencies.
- Supporters clubs update their details once a year via the online database.
- Registered supporters clubs agree to pass this statement to their members and encourage them to comply with it.
Amendments to this self-concept statement can be made only by the supporters club delegates meeting.