The Nejmeh Club Fan Association (currently the Fan Affairs Office) was established on 20/10/1970. The first administrative body of the Association was comprised of:
– Mohammed Al-Baraj
– Mahmoud Kasair
– Ibrahim Al-Houry
– Adnan Al Mulla
– Fawzi Al Natour
– Mohammed Ali Reda
– Saad Al-Din Al-Shami
– Ismail Hallaq
– Wael Sharara.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Association witnessed a number of Nejmeh enthusiasts holding its reins.
On 12/10/1995, during a press conference held at its headquarters in the Tariq Jdideh district of Beirut, in the presence of a number of the Club Administration members, the press and other media, Nejmeh SC announced the establishment of a Fan Affairs Office. Mr. Rafiq Balaa took the floor, highlighting both the advantages and objectives of the sport. He declared that the Fan Affairs Office was part and parcel of the Administrative Board, which would be represented there by a delegate. He pointed out that such a pioneering step was also necessary for the rest of the clubs to follow suit.
The Fan Affairs Office is comprised of eighteen members responsible for the various organizational, media-related, social and financial sectors, with branches in all Lebanese regions. The latter are as follows:
1 – Ibrahim Houri, Secretary-General of the Office.
2 – Mohammed al-Raba’a, Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the stadiums.
3 – Khodor Rifai, General Coordinator.
4 – Mohammed Eido, Treasurer.
5 – Akram Al-Zain, Rapporteur of the Finance Committee.
6 – Haj Ali Bakri, Rapporteur of the Membership Committee.
7 – Jamil Homsi, Public Relations Officer.
8 – Khalil Zayour, Equipment Officer.
9 – Khodor Qamh, Public Services Officer.
10 –Qasem Ne’meh , Information Officer.
11 – Dr. Abdul Razzaq Samboskani, Health Officer.
12 – Lawyer Sinan Braj, Legal Counsel.
13 – Mahmoud al-Labban, Secretary of the Beirut Governorate.
14 – Said Khafajah, Secretary of the South Governorate.
15 – Bassam Qaouk, Secretary of the Nabatieh Governorate.
16 – Adnan al-Musawi, Secretary of the Mount Lebanon Governorate.
17 – Adnan Al-Manala, Secretary of the North Governorate.
18 – Ibrahim Halabi – Secretary of the Beqaa Governorate.
On 21 October 1996, Messrs. Ali Bakri and Qasem Ne’meh resigned from the Office service.
Restructuring of the Office:
Mr. Zuhair Mohamed Majid Baroudi was mandated to submit a proposal listing the appropriate individuals to form a new body for the Nejmeh Fans office during the new sports year. After consultations with all branches throughout Lebanon, which included interviews with each of the candidates and branch nominees and consultations with several members of the Board of Directors of the Club and the directors of the Fans Affairs Office of the previous board, Mr. Baroudi submitted the following list of proposed candidate to form the Fans Affairs Office:
In order to disseminate the objectives of the Office to the general public, the Office has opened branches in all Lebanese regions, working hard to encourage their establishment, keep pace with their growth and absorb their capabilities to the best interest of the club. The number of branches established has reached 35 and the number of members by the end of 1997 was 2698, scattered across all governorates.
To insure effective membership, the Commission examined requests submitted before it for the establishment of new branches in the various Lebanese regions, provided the request in question met the conditions specified by the Office.
Assisted by the deputy and the secretaries of the branch, the Head of a Branch performs the following duties:
– Organizing mass work within branches and enlisting membership.
– Mobilizing public enthusiasm so as to keep pace with the team.
– Organizing the transfer of fans to the stadiums and ensuring discipline.
– Attending periodic meetings with the Office to discuss and communicate. To encourage grassroots involvement in branch activities, one out of every ten members of a branch was named to participate in the Fan Affairs Office committee work.
The involved committees are:
– Stadium Committee (cheering – discipline – gates)
– Public Relations Committee.
– Activities Committee.