As a serial sports entrepreneur that has spent over thirty years building, developing, and consulting in the indoor soccer and sports club industry, I have seen up close and personal the power of fan engagement, and I believe fan ownership will be the next wave of fan experience, especially in women’s sports. It will be global, and it will be digital, but it will also be personal. And nothing is more personal than when you have skin in the game! Steve and I worked closely together in the late 90’s. His work ethic, integrity and grit always impressed me. When we reconnected recently and he told me about Fan Owned Club, I immediately recognized the untapped opportunity to not only provide a unique experience for fans of European soccer, but to scale that out from one-to-many clubs, and potentially to many other sports. With FC Pinzgau Saalfelden, Fan Owned Club has already proven that the fan ownership model can reshape the direction of a club. The success of the women’s program, the launch this year of the youth academy and the resurgence of the men’s team are proof of that. But now with a second European club partnership on the horizon and the work underway to create a scalable platform to work with more teams, the future looks very bright for Fan Owned Club and their very talented team. I am thrilled to not only join this remarkable journey with them but also to say that I am a part-owner of a European football club!