Supporters groups call on new minister to press on with reform
By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Sep 28 2021 08:44AM
Bantams Supporters Trust along with more than 100 supporters’ organisations from across England and Wales have co-signed an open letter to Nadine Dorries MP, the new secretary of state for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
The letter welcomes the minister to the role after the recent cabinet re-shuffle and encourages her to ensure the Government fixes football governance via the Fan-Led Review.
“Football clubs are at the heart of their communities, cultural institutions which bring a sense of identity, pride and belonging for millions of people every week. They deserve protection,” says the letter.
“We know that you will receive the final report from Tracey Crouch MP later this year, and would urge you to retain the commitment to independent regulation.”
Tracey Crouch MP is leading the Fan-led Review of Football Governance and her interim report was clear that radical reform is needed to change the power structures of the game and protect clubs from rogue owners, including the need for independent regulation.
More than 100 FSA-affiliated and associated supporters’ groups in the men’s and women’s game, including those from clubs at the top of the sport to non-league level, have co-signed the letter.
You can see the list of all the organisations that have signed the FSA’s open letter, plus a link to all the FSA’s affiliate and associate football supporter organisations here. The open letter can be read in full here.
Tracey Crouch’s interim report can be found in full here.
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