ATHLETIC fans who are interested in hearing directly from the club's hierarchy are being urged to come together as part of a new initiative.

In a bid to offer further communication with their followers, the club have launched an idea encouraging the creation of 'Pars Supporters Groups', who would have regular meetings with the chairman and CEO, David Cook, manager James McPake and members of the playing squad.

During the last two years, the Pars have held popular supporters get-togethers in the Purvis Suite within KDM Group East End Park, with Cook, McPake and players in attendance to provide updates and take questions from the floor.

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With numbers restricted to just 150 due to venue size, and places being fully reserved within hours of going live, the club say that they want to reach out to more of their fanbase.

Dunfermline Press: The club are aiming to engage with more supporters.The club are aiming to engage with more supporters. (Image: Craig Brown.)

Whilst there are already prominent supporter organisations, such as travel clubs and the PST (Pars Supporters Trust), they are looking for others to create a group to become involved.

Those could include groups of friends who sit together on a match day, or travel together to away games; who meet in the pub before games; or who share the same workplace or are school friends.

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The Pars say that, moving forward, at least two representatives from each 'supporters group' would be invited to attend regular update meetings and share that information with others within, whilst looking for the groups to take part in decision making on topics that directly affect fans.

In addition to having regular catch-ups with Cook, McPake and squad members, supporters groups would be invited to meet and greet the team at a training session; request player appearances at supporter group functions; be invited to a supporter group only event in the stadium once a year; have the chance to play in a supporter group tournament on the pitch at East End; and receive a club shop voucher.

An information evening will take place at East End on Tuesday at 7pm.

For further information, contact Drew Main, the club's supporter liaison officer (SLO) by emailing