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MPs & Celebrities Support Street League Tournament

Wed 23rd Jul 2014 | Football Governance

Two teams of MPs and celebrities came together to show their support for Street League in a mini football tournament in central London. Comedian and rapper Doc Brown was joined by team-mates from...

Scottish FA Pays Tribute To Medical Advisor

Tue 22nd Jul 2014 | Football Governance

The Scottish FA today paid tribute to Professor Stewart Hillis OBE, who died last night after a short illness. Professor Hillis, Scottish FA medical advisor and Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular...

Kick It Out Announce Grassroots Community ‘Season of Action’

Fri 18th Jul 2014 | Football Governance

Kick It Out will be shining a spotlight on grassroots and community activity during its second successive ‘Season of Action’ which runs from August 2014 to May 2015 . The ‘Season of...

Premier League Chairman Anthony Fry Steps Down

Mon 30th Jun 2014 | Football Governance

Premier League Chairman, Anthony Fry has stepped down from his position due to illness. Fry, who was appointed on 1 June 2013, was taken severely ill in March and will officially step down on the 30...

Tributes are paid to Taylor

Wed 25th Jun 2014 | Football Governance

Tributes have been paid to David Taylor, the former chief executive of the Scottish Football Association and UEFA, who has died aged 60. Taylor took on one of the most powerful jobs in world football...

Don’t Fix It Good Practice Guide Presented

Tue 3rd Jun 2014 | Football Governance

Representatives of the stakeholders in European professional football (FIFPro, UEFA and EPFL) today officially received the Don’t Fix It Good Practice Guide. The guide is designed to help...

Reaffirmed Global Commitment To Kick It Out

Fri 23rd May 2014 | Football Governance

Kick It Out’s special anniversary dinner event commemorating 20 years of campaigning on Tuesday (20 May) saw a reaffirmed global commitment to tackling all forms of discrimination as the...

Caroline McRoyall Appointed CEO Of Surrey County FA

Fri 23rd May 2014 | Football Governance

The Surrey County Football Association has named Caroline McRoyall as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. Caroline had been acting in the role since December 2013, and has now been...

Interview: SFA chief exec Stewart Regan talks TV rights, nations league and performance goals

Thu 22nd May 2014 | Football Governance

He’s one of the busiest men in football with the tough task of breathing new life into the Scottish game. We managed to catch up with Scottish FA Chief Executive, Stewart Regan on his way back...

FA agrees global betting ban for football employees in England

Thu 22nd May 2014 | Football Governance

A worldwide ban on betting on football will come into force from 1 August 2014 for certain participants in English football. Included within the worldwide prohibition ratified by The FA...

Richard Scudamore Keeps Job But Calls Grow For Independent Enquiry

Tue 20th May 2014 | Football Governance

Richard Scudamore will retain his position as Chief Executive of the Premier League following a meeting by the League’s member club chairmen on Monday. Scudamore’s position had been called...

Familiar Issues Dominate Soccerex Asian Forum

Fri 16th May 2014 | Football Governance

The Soccerex Asian Forum produced a lot of debate and discussion in the very first edition of the event in Jordan this week. However the opening day was dominated by unfortunately familiar issues in...

Soccerex Asian Forum: Dein backs Dyke’s report; US chief wants less Premier League influence

Wed 14th May 2014 | Football Governance

Former FA vice-chairman David Dein has backed chairman Greg Dyke’s report into improving English football, but urged a cautious approach at the Dead Sea in Jordan. The former executive...

FIFA extends Club Protection Programme following ECA request

Wed 14th May 2014 | Football Governance

Further to a request from the European Club Association (ECA), world governing body FIFA has extended the FIFA Club Protection Programme to cover national team activities taking place prior to the...

Greg Dyke Suggests Radical Overhaul To Improve England Team

Thu 8th May 2014 | Football Governance

Greg Dyke has today unveiled radical plans aimed at improving the Men’s Senior England team. The proposals set out by the FA Chairman’s England Commission report suggest the introduction...

Supporters Direct Appoint New Chief Executive

Tue 29th Apr 2014 | Football Governance

Supporters Direct, the organisation that helps supporters become involved in the ownership and running of their clubs, has appointed Robin Osterley as its Chief Executive, effective from 6 th May....

Sport England Calls For Bids For ‘City of Football’

Fri 25th Apr 2014 | Football Governance

From Monday, cities across England will have the chance to bid to become the first ‘City of Football’. Up to £1.6million of National Lottery funding will be invested by Sport England...

Scottish Football Governing Bodies Agree To Changes

Thu 24th Apr 2014 | Football Governance

The Boards of the Scottish FA and Scottish Professional Football League have agreed on a number of proposed changes to the make-up of the Professional Game Board. A number of resolutions were put...

Ten Years Is A Long Time In Grassroots Football

Tue 22nd Apr 2014 | Football Governance

Roll back the clock to 2004 and, whether you were a footballer aged 11 or 31, football was played on a full size pitch with 11 players per side and three league points up for grabs. Youth football has...

FA Propose Total Ban On Football Betting

Thu 10th Apr 2014 | Football Governance

The FA has proposed that from next season, participants at Step 4 and above of the English league system will be banned from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any football match or...

Pioneering initiative aims to change composition of football’s boardrooms

Wed 2nd Apr 2014 | Football Governance

A ground-breaking initiative designed to get more former professional players onto club boards, and make football’s boardrooms more diverse, will be celebrated at Wembley Stadium today. 14...

New national football survey seeks Scottish fans' views

Wed 2nd Apr 2014 | Football Governance

Football fans across Scotland are being urged to participate in a nationwide survey to gauge supporters’ opinions on the state of game north of the border. The Supporters Direct Scotland...

FIFPro Calls For Worldwide Third Party Ownership Ban

Fri 28th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association, has reiterated calls for a worldwide ban of Third Party Ownership (TPO), in response to comments made by UEFA President Michel Platini. “There...

Playing Fair? Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Interview

Fri 21st Mar 2014 | Football Governance

For many in the football world, the issue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is high on the agenda. This year, perhaps, it is not merely high but top of the agenda for the group that, arguably, will...

Kick It Out consultation with 200 current Premier League and Football League stars reveals racist abuse still rife

Tue 18th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

Over 50% of Premier League and Football League footballers have either witnessed or been subjected to racist abuse in football stadiums according to a consultation undertaken by Kick It Out. The...

FIFA extends FFA sanctions against two British players

Tue 18th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

FIFA have confirmed the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) on two British players (from England) relating to match manipulation. The two players,...

Premier League and AFC formalise partnership

Mon 17th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

For many years, the Premier League and its clubs have been actively involved with football in Asia. Aside from pre-season matches held in the region, whether it is the biennial Barclays Asia Trophy or...

The Football League announce the full list of winners for The Football League Awards 2014

Mon 17th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

The Football League has announced the full list of winners for The Football League Awards 2014, the annual awards ceremony that celebrates on and off pitch excellence across The League's 72 clubs....

Tackling discrimination in football - how you can help

Mon 17th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

The FA today launches the Reporting Discrimination campaign - a series of short films designed to help you help us eradicate discrimination from the beautiful game. Whether it be on the playing fields...

Kent FA Launch Video Campaign Against Swearing

Thu 13th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

The Kent FA Youth Council is inviting people to watch their latest campaign video launching their 'SWEARING - Let's Tackle It’ campaign. ‘SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It’ is...

ECA Publishes Study On European Transfer System

Wed 5th Mar 2014 | Football Governance

The European Club Association (ECA) published the findings of a study into the transfer system in Europe at its General Assembly in Barcelona yesterday. The gathering of 151 member clubs from 52...

Alan Pardew Charged By The FA

Mon 3rd Mar 2014 | Football Governance

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged by the Football Association (FA) in relation to an incident during their victory over Hull City on Saturday. Pardew was involved in an apparent...

FIFPro President Will Not Back Down On Transfer System

Fri 28th Feb 2014 | Football Governance

FIFPro President Phillipe Piat has reiterated his stance that the current transfer system is illegal, citing the abuse of players’ rights coupled with a skewed, inflated and unsustainable labour...

Show Racism The Red Card Open Essex Office

Wed 29th Jan 2014 | Football Governance

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), an anti-racism educational charity supported by a host of current and ex-players from professional football, have announced the opening of a brand new office based in...

Racism Society's Problem Not Sport's, John Barnes Tells Students

Tue 28th Jan 2014 | Football Governance

Former Liverpool and England footballer John Barnes has warned of the dangers of complacency in the fight against racism during an address to members of Kingston University’s sports performance...

The FA's Inclusion Advisory Board Meets For First Time

Fri 17th Jan 2014 | Football Governance

The FA’s newly-formed Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB) met for the first time this week. The group, chaired by Heather Rabbatts and includes former England full-back Graeme Le Saux, will work on a...

A Decade Of Football Business

Thu 16th Jan 2014 | Football Governance

This is the tenth year for the ‘business magazine for the football industry’ and many things have moved on in that time. Throughout 2014, we will be asking some of our regular writers to...

FIFA Heat Policy Insufficient To Guarantee Player’s Health

Fri 6th Dec 2013 | Football Governance

FIFPro expects FIFA to take more appropriate and effective measures to guarantee the health and safety of the professional footballers who are participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, now...

The Football World Pays Its Respects To Nelson Mandela

Fri 6th Dec 2013 | Football Governance

The Football world paid its respects following the passing of former South Africa President, Nelson Mandela yesterday. FIFA President Blatter expressed his deepest sympathy at the loss of the iconic...

NI Football League Launches Vision Document

Thu 5th Dec 2013 | Football Governance

The NI Football League has launched its Vision “Creating Our Football Future Together” at an event in Belfast to all 42 member clubs, key stakeholders and guests. The Vision outlines...

Irish FA Launches Strategic Plan for 2013/2018

Wed 27th Nov 2013 | Football Governance

The Irish Football Association (FA) has launched its Strategic Plan for 2013-2018 outlining six long term objectives across three areas - International, Domestic and Grassroots. Speaking of the...

FIFPro and Supporters Direct Europe Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Tue 1st Oct 2013 | Football Governance

FIFPro Division Europe (FIFPro) and Supporters Direct Europe (SD Europe) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, through which the two recognise that the time has come for players and...

Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston elected to the Board of The Football League

Fri 6th Sep 2013 | Football Governance

Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston has been elected to the Board of The Football League. Oyston replaces Shaun Harvey, formerly of Leeds United, who was recently appointed The Football League's new Chief...

Greg Dyke to lead commission to improve England's future prospects

Wed 4th Sep 2013 | Football Governance

The Football Association’s Chairman Greg Dyke is to lead a commission with the aim of improving England teams’ success at international level. Speaking at a lunch hosted by England team...

Peter Lawwell appointed to Scottish FA Board

Tue 3rd Sep 2013 | Football Governance

Following its meeting at Hampden Park, the Professional Game Board has nominated Peter Lawwell, Chief Executive of Celtic Football Club, as their representative on the main Board of the Scottish FA....

Football Associations of Israel and Palestine to sign historical memorandum of understanding

Tue 3rd Sep 2013 | Football Governance

The FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine, comprising representatives from FIFA, the Israel Football Association (IFA) and the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) as well as the respective...

International Fans Say No To Homophobia

Wed 14th Aug 2013 | Football Governance

The first ever international fans conference on homophobia will this weekend call on football bodies, government authorities and clubs to do more to tackle prejudice and exclusion in the sport across...

Football League launches 125th Anniversary film

Thu 1st Aug 2013 | Football Governance

As part of the celebrations for its 125th Anniversary, The Football League has premiered a new short-film entitled '125 Years Young' which documents the history of the world's original league football...

Football League appoints Shaun Harvey as new chief executive

Tue 30th Jul 2013 | Football Governance

The Board of The Football League has appointed Shaun Harvey to the position of Chief Executive following a rigorous selection process chaired by its Independent Director, Richard Bowker. Harvey joins...

Premier League and Sport England Join Forces

Wed 3rd Jul 2013 | Football Governance

Tens of thousands of young people are to be helped to find the sport that inspires them thanks to a new three-year partnership between the Premier League and Sport England Combining the appeal of top...

Motherwell Granted ECA Membership

Tue 25th Jun 2013 | Football Governance

Motherwell Football Club have been granted associate membership of the European Club Association (ECA) today. Chief Executive, Leeann Dempster and Derek Weir both attended the ECA General Assembly in...

Essex County FA Appoint New Council Members

Mon 24th Jun 2013 | Football Governance

Two new members have been voted onto the Essex County FA Executive Council following a recent annual general meeting, with Chris Lee taking on the Essex Referees Association Representative role while...

SPL Clubs Vote In Favour of Merged League

Tue 7th May 2013 | Football Governance

Scottish Premier League (SPL) clubs have voted unanimously on a package of measures that would deliver a merged league in time for season 2013/2014. At a meeting today at Hampden Park, all 12 clubs...

Premier League Clubs Appoint Anthony Fry as Chairman

Fri 26th Apr 2013 | Football Governance

The Premier League have announced the appointment of Anthony Fry as the League’s new Chairman following a meeting of clubs today. Fry, aged 57, will take up the position effective as of 1 June...

Scottish Football’s Future Hangs in the Balance

Mon 15th Apr 2013 | Football Governance

The future of Scottish football is hanging in the balance after St. Mirren and Ross County voted against proposed reforms. A majority of 11-1 was needed to progress to a vote of Scottish Football...

Scottish Fans Want SPL and SFL Merger

Tue 2nd Apr 2013 | Football Governance

The findings of the first-ever Scottish National Football Survey have revealed supporters consider greater financial distribution and a merger of the SPL and SFL to be the most important aspects of...

European Football United Against Racism In Football

Thu 28th Mar 2013 | Football Governance

The Professional Football Strategy Council (PFSC), composed of representatives of the national associations (UEFA), the clubs (ECA), the leagues (EPFL) and the players (FIFPro Division Europe), have...

FA Appoint Greg Dyke as Independent FA Chairman

Thu 21st Mar 2013 | Football Governance

The Football Association (FA) Board has unanimously approved the nomination for Greg Dyke to be appointed Independent FA Chairman. Dyke, 65, will take over as Chairman from David Bernstein when he...

Grassroots Football Gets Defib Boost From The FA

Mon 18th Mar 2013 | Football Governance

One year on from Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane, The Football Association (FA) and British Heart Foundation (BHF) have teamed up to make defibrillators available to clubs in...

Irish FA Reaches Out to Local Communities

Wed 13th Mar 2013 | Football Governance

THE Irish FA is delighted that the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) has made an award of funding to the Association to assist in delivering the ‘Promoting Equality, Tackling...

Rangers Fined £250,000 But Keep Titles

Thu 28th Feb 2013 | Football Governance

Rangers Oldco have been fined £250,000 for the historic non-disclosure of payments made to players but will not be stripped of its titles. The Commission established by the Scottish Premier...

ECA Strengthens Ties With Non-European Clubs

Wed 6th Feb 2013 | Football Governance

The European Club Association (ECA) has moved to strengthen its ties with clubs from confederations around the world. In all, 31 clubs from Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania...

DCMS Gives Football Authorities Ultimatum

Tue 29th Jan 2013 | Football Governance

A report published today by the Commons Culture Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) has issued an ultimatum to English football’s governing bodies: make the necessary reforms within 12 months or...

John Williams Appointed New Chairman Of Professional Game Match Officials Limited

Mon 28th Jan 2013 | Football Governance

John Williams is to succeed Peter Heard as the new chairman of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL). Following an active recruitment process, the former Blackburn Rovers chairman will...

Gazidis To Replace David Gill At ECA

Wed 28th Nov 2012 | Football Governance

Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club will replace David Gill on the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council it has been announced. Following an ECA Executive Board meeting in Moscow on the...

Scottish Football League Reconstruction Plans To Be Discussed at Fans’ Parliament

Tue 20th Nov 2012 | Football Governance

David Longmuir, Chief Executive of the Scottish Football League, is to present the SFL's league reconstruction proposals to Scottish football fans at two Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS) events. The...

Ralph Topping To Step Down As SPL Chairman

Mon 5th Nov 2012 | Football Governance

Ralph Topping will step down from his role as Independent Chairman of the Scottish Premier League. After more than three years with the League, Ralph will leave the role by the end of the current...

Supporters Direct Europe To Launch Position Paper At European Parliament

Wed 31st Oct 2012 | Football Governance

Supporters Direct Europe (SD Europe) is launching its first position paper, ‘The Heart of the Game: Why Supporters are Vital to Improving Governance in Football’, at an event hosted by Ivo...

Tottenham And Everton Help Launch Leadership Through Sport Initiative

Wed 24th Oct 2012 | Football Governance

A new charity aimed at harnessing the unifying nature of Sport to bridge connections within society has been officially launched with 27 participants in London and Liverpool. Leadership through Sport...

FA Vote Against Bernstein's Extended Stay In Office

Wed 17th Oct 2012 | Football Governance

FA Chairman, David Bernstein will not be allowed stay in the post beyond his current term following a vote by the FA Council. The FA Council met today to discuss a proposed amendment to the...

The FA Appoint New Director of Elite Development

Mon 17th Sep 2012 | Football Governance

The FA have today confirmed the appointment of Dan Ashworth as its new Director of Elite Development. Ashworth will join The FA from West Bromwich Albion, where he has spent eight years, most recently...

Hillsborough Victims’ Families Receive Apologies At Last

Thu 13th Sep 2012 | Football Governance

David Cameron led a wave of apologies after the findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel released yesterday revealed the true extent of the cover-up and exonerated Liverpool fans from any blame...

Roger Reade Appointed By Sheffield & Hallamshire FA

Tue 14th Aug 2012 | Football Governance

Sheffield & Hallamshire FA have announced the appointment of Roger Reade as General/Company Secretary, which will come into effect on Monday 10 September 2012. Roger, who has previously worked as...

Kick It Out and FIFA to Launch Partnership at Wembley

Mon 30th Jul 2012 | Football Governance

Joseph S. Blatter will join a gathering of the game's leading administrators tomorrow (31 July) at Wembley Stadium to discuss how football can help beat the scourge of racism. The FIFA President will...

Southgate Leaves the FA

Fri 20th Jul 2012 | Football Governance

The FA have confirmed that Gareth Southgate will not be continuing in his role as Head of Elite Development and no longer wishes to be considered for the role of FA Technical Director. The former...

Supporter Groups To Appear at Football Governance Inquiry Follow-up

Mon 16th Jul 2012 | Football Governance

The Commons Select Committee inquiry into Football Governance will hold the second of its follow-up meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 17 July 2012). The Committee’s final evidence session following up...

Rangers Newco To Start Life In Division Three

Fri 13th Jul 2012 | Football Governance

Scottish Football League (SFL) clubs have voted against proposals allowing Rangers to start the new season in the Scottish Division One. Instead the club will begin the 2012/13 season in Division...

Reform Proposals For Scottish Football Announced.

Thu 12th Jul 2012 | Football Governance

Scottish football will undergo radical restructuring it has been revealed in a joint statement issued by the Scottish FA, Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League. The Scottish FA, the...

SPL to decide Rangers replacement

Wed 11th Jul 2012 | Football Governance

The decision on who will replace Rangers in the Scottish Premier League is to be made on Monday. Rangers finished second in the SPL last season but the club has subsequently been liquidated, leaving a...

Crystal Palace CEO Joins Football League Board

Fri 29th Jun 2012 | Football Governance

Crystal Palace Chief Executive Phil Alexander has been elected to the Board of The Football League. Alexander, 49, joins Shaun Harvey (Leeds United) and Keith Lamb (Middlesbrough) as the Championship...

New Essex County FA Chairman Voted In At AGM

Thu 14th Jun 2012 | Football Governance

New Chairman Alec Berry hopes to “support member clubs and leagues and help them play the game we all love” after he succeeded the retiring Eddie Rhymes at the Essex County Football...

FA Vote in Favour of Youth Development Proposals

Mon 28th May 2012 | Football Governance

Youth football in England will undergo dramatic changes after FA Shareholders voted in new Youth Development proposals by an overwhelming 87 per cent majority. The Shareholders, present at...

European Players’ Contracts Set For Standardisation

Thu 19th Apr 2012 | Football Governance

ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and senior representatives from UEFA, EPFL and FIFPro gathered in Brussels today for the signing of the Autonomous Agreement regarding the minimum requirements for...

SPL Rule Changes Could Derail Rangers Sale

Thu 12th Apr 2012 | Football Governance

Rangers administrators’ hopes of announcing the acceptance of a bid in principle for the club were dashed yesterday (11 th ) after the Scottish Premier League (SPL) announced it was to hold a...

Youth Football Reforms Gain Crucial Backing

Wed 4th Apr 2012 | Football Governance

Members of The FA Council have voted positively on critical future proposals for Youth Development in England . Amongst the agenda items, FA Council were presented with proposals focusing on the...

The FA to appoint Technical Director

Tue 27th Mar 2012 | Football Governance

The Football Association (FA) confirmed today that they have began the process to find a Technical Director to help raise the standards of both the elite and grassroots game in England. The successful...

Premier League To Review Medical Procedures

Thu 22nd Mar 2012 | Football Governance

The Premier League will review its medical procedures according to chief executive, Richard Scudamore following the cardiac arrest suffered by Fabrice Muamba at the weekend. Speaking at the Sport...

Football League Appoints Bowker as Independent Director

Tue 20th Mar 2012 | Football Governance

The Football League have appointed Richard Bowker CBE to the post of Independent Non-Executive Director. Bowker, 46, takes his seat on The League Board with immediate effect and joins League Chairman,...

Cameron hosts anti-racism summit

Wed 22nd Feb 2012 | Football Governance

David Cameron has vowed to stop football being dragged back into the "bad old days of the past" as he prepares to host an anti-racism summit. The Prime Minister said the Government was ready to help...

FA Charter Standard goes on Tour

Wed 18th Jan 2012 | Football Governance

Essex County FA Club Development Officer Ian Bent has invited grassroots clubs to join him on a leg of the forthcoming FA Charter Standard Workshop Tour, which will travel the region to provide a...

Disabled sports supporter’s charity chief awarded OBE

Fri 6th Jan 2012 | Football Governance

Joyce Cook, Chair of Level Playing Field (National Association of Disabled Supporters) has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for her services to disability sports. Level Playing...

Football League's Andy Williamson awarded OBE

Tue 3rd Jan 2012 | Football Governance

The Football League's Chief Operating Officer, Andy Williamson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list. The award recognises Williamson's 40 years of unbroken service to the world's...

The FA welcomes new faces to the board

Thu 22nd Dec 2011 | Football Governance

The FA have taken their first steps to restructure its board after they unanimously approved the appointment of Heather Rabbatts CBE and Roger Devlin as two new independent non-executive directors....

SPL clubs’ positive vote on Safe Standing

Mon 19th Dec 2011 | Football Governance

Scottish Premier League (SPL) clubs have approved changes to the rules on safe standing and Unacceptable Conduct at their general meeting today. The SPL Board will now have the ability to approve...

FA secures BT partnership for St. George’s Park development

Thu 27th Oct 2011 | Football Governance

BT has become the Official Communications Services Partner of St. George’s Park, the first of a select number of tiered blue-chip partners of The Football Association's new National Football...

Government warns the FA must be reformed

Wed 12th Oct 2011 | Football Governance

The Government has today laid out a stark warning to the FA in its response to the Department of Culture, Media & Sport (CMS) Select Committee’s inquiry into football governance. Laying out...

British sports minister calls for English FA reform

Fri 7th Oct 2011 | Football Governance

Britain’s sports and Olympics minister Hugh Robertson called for a radical reform of the English FA in the wake of a select committee report into how football is governed in the country....

Birkbeck panel calls for change in FA football governance

Mon 19th Sep 2011 | Football Governance

The Sport Business Centre at Birkbeck, University of London, hosted a live panel debate on ‘The Future of the Governance of English Football’, providing crucial insights and expert views...

Government report states the FA needs urgent reform

Fri 29th Jul 2011 | Football Governance

The Football Association (FA) needs urgent reform in order to tackle pressing problems in English football, say MPs in a report released today. In a major report released today, the Commons Culture,...

Scottish FA launches Performance Awards Scheme

Thu 28th Jul 2011 | Football Governance

The Scottish FA has launched a £500,000 Performance Awards Scheme (PAS) to encourage senior clubs to promote elite youth player development while providing substantial revenue increases. The...

Keith Lamb appointed to FA Board of Directors

Wed 6th Jul 2011 | Football Governance

The FA has announced Keith Lamb has joined its Board of Directors, having been nominated by the Football League as one of their representatives. Lamb is currently a non-executive Director at...

CMS Committee releases 2018 report

Tue 5th Jul 2011 | Football Governance

In a report released today the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee says it was "appalled" by allegations – made in evidence to the committee – about the conduct of members of the...

FA Approve Independent Non-Executive Directors

Wed 29th Jun 2011 | Football Governance

The FA have moved a step closer to appointing an independent board of directors after the FA Council approved the principle of two independent non-executive directors on the Board. Following approval...

Celtic FA's hit out at Team GB announcement

Wed 22nd Jun 2011 | Football Governance

The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Football Associations have reacted angrily after the British Olympic Association (BOA) announced that a deal had been struck for a Great Britain team featuring...

New bill to tackle sectarianism in Scottish football

Fri 17th Jun 2011 | Football Governance

The Scottish government has published its proposals for legislation to tackle sectarianism related to football, including tough new prison terms. The bill aims to stamp out abusive behaviour from...

Football Conference chairman to stand down

Thu 16th Jun 2011 | Football Governance

Brian Lee has announced that he is standing down as chairman of the Football Conference. Lee has been chairman of Conference for five years but announced at last Saturday’s AGM that he will step...

Scottish FA agree historic change

Wed 8th Jun 2011 | Football Governance

The Scottish FA’s members unanimously agreed on radical changes to the governance and structures of Scottish football yesterday. In a historic move, all resolutions put before the AGM at Hampden...

SFA chief hopeful of vote for radical reform

Tue 7th Jun 2011 | Football Governance

Scottish football could see radical reforms introduced should its member clubs vote for revolutionary reforms at today's annual general meeting. The Scottish Football Association’s chief...

FA propose new league structure for Step 1-4

Fri 3rd Jun 2011 | Football Governance

There could be several new clubs competing in the Evo-Stik League next season after the Football Association yesterday released their proposed structuring of the National League System for Steps 1-4....

Bevington takes on interim Comms role

Fri 3rd Jun 2011 | Football Governance

The FA have announced Adrian Bevington will take temporary charge of Communications department. Further to the recent departure of The FA's Director of Marketing and Communications – Julian...

FA staff lack faith in senior management

Thu 19th May 2011 | Football Governance

The Football Association is in a management mess, according to a survey of workers at English football’s governing body. The staff survey was aimed at securing the FA a prominent position among...

Grassroots discipline aligned with Premier League

Mon 16th May 2011 | Football Governance

From the 2011/12 season all clubs who participate in open-aged football in England will have their suspensions aligned with those in the Premier and Football Leagues with the introduction of...

Supporters Direct lays out its vision for the future of football

Wed 11th May 2011 | Football Governance

As the Select Committee Inquiry into Football Governance begins writing its report, fans group Supporters Direct (SD) are to launch two briefing papers outlining practical ways the coalition...

May vote for SPL reforms

Tue 19th Apr 2011 | Football Governance

The long awaited vote on reforms for the Scottish Premier League (SPL) look set to take place in mid-May. The vote will take place after representatives of all 12 SPL clubs met at Hampden Park...

FA in need of total reform according to ex-chief exec

Wed 23rd Mar 2011 | Football Governance

The FA is in need of total reform and that government intervention is needed to overhaul its existing structure according to former chief executive, Ian Watmore. Speaking at a parliamentary inquiry...

Scottish FA a step closer to reform

Thu 17th Mar 2011 | Football Governance

Major reforms to modernise the Scottish Football Association’s (SFA) decision-making process to a significant step forward today SFA chief executive, Stewart Regan, secured the backing of the...

QPR charged with seven breaches of FA regulations

Thu 10th Mar 2011 | Football Governance

The FA has charged Queens Park Rangers FC with seven breaches of FA regulations. The charges issued for breaches of Third Party and Agents Regulations relate to player Alejandro Faurlin concerning the...

Task Force set up to combat Old Firm violence

Wed 9th Mar 2011 | Football Governance

A football task force has been set up to try and quell any future trouble at Old-Firm derbies. The move follows scenes at last week's Celtic versus Rangers game which was described by Strathclyde...

The FA needs to do more to help lower league clubs

Wed 2nd Mar 2011 | Football Governance

The FA should be doing more to help lower league clubs manage their finances. That’s the verdict of the BBC’s 5 Live Investigates. Fans of lower league clubs think that the FA could be...

SPL to kick off 2011/12 season earlier

Tue 1st Mar 2011 | Football Governance

The Scottish Premier League (SPL) Board announced yesterday that the 2011/12 Clydesdale Bank Premier League Season will start on Saturday 23 July 2011. The decision to begin the season at an earlier...

EU Commission considers salary and transfer fee cap

Wed 23rd Feb 2011 | Football Governance

EU Sport Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has described as "incredible" some of the recent multimillion pound transfer fees paid for professional football players. In an interview with EurActiv ,...

Goal line technology to be dicussed at FIFA meeting.

Mon 14th Feb 2011 | Football Governance

The 125th International Football Association Board (IFAB) Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 5 March 2011 at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. The Agenda contains seven proposals and...

European clubs seek greater role in FIFA decision-making process

Wed 9th Feb 2011 | Football Governance

The European Clubs Association (ECA) has expressed its concerns over the way FIFA handles its decision making of the world game. Following recent discussions and speculation relating to possible...

Lord Triesman critical of FA's role

Tue 8th Feb 2011 | Football Governance

The Government’s Football Governance Enquiry today heard Lord Triesman’s damning assessment of the Football Association. Former FA chairman Lord Triesman accused the organisation of...

County FA ahead of the game with annual health checks

Mon 7th Feb 2011 | Football Governance

Sheffield & Hallamshire FA are number one in the country for completing Charter Standard annual health checks/renewals with a total of 91 clubs completing the process to date. The FA announced a...

Season extended for Evo-Stick 1st Division North

Wed 2nd Feb 2011 | Football Governance

Evo-Stick First Division North has been granted permission to extend the league season by five days after having to cancel nearly all of its games during the recent bad weather. Having lost virtually...

Gareth Southgate appointed as FA Head Of Elite Development.

Tue 1st Feb 2011 | Football Governance

The Football Association today announced that Gareth Southgate has been appointed to a newly created role of Head of Elite Development. His key responsibilities will be to work with Sir Trevor...

LMA calls for transfer window to be scrapped

Mon 31st Jan 2011 | Football Governance

Richard Bevan believes the January transfer window should be abolished and he has the support of the Premier League, Football League and the Football Association. The League Managers’...

David Bernstein's appointment unanimously endorsed by FA Council.

Wed 26th Jan 2011 | Football Governance

David Bernstein was confirmed as the new independent Chairman of The Football Association yesterday. As expected, the FA Council unanimously endorsed Mr Bernstein’s appointment at its meeting...

Essex FA go on Charter Standard Workshop tour

Fri 21st Jan 2011 | Football Governance

Essex County FA Club Development Officer Ian Bent plans to tour Essex starting in February as the FA Charter Standard Programme hits the road with a range of workshops and in-service training events...

Football is the worst governed sport in the UK.

Thu 20th Jan 2011 | Football Governance

Hugh Robertson told MPs the game was in need of urgent reform but the Government would wait to see the contents of a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report before taking action. Changes were...

ECA expresses support for European Commission Communication on Sport

Wed 19th Jan 2011 | Football Governance

The European Clubs Association (ECA) has welcomed the adoption of Communication on Sport by the European Commission. With the Lisbon Treaty granting powers to the EU in the area of Sport for the first...

EC wants bigger role in football transfers

Wed 19th Jan 2011 | Football Governance

The European Commission (EC) could intervene to strengthen the rules surrounding football transfers and the roles of agents, according to a new paper published on Tuesday. The EC paper, Developing the...

The FA appoint new Chief Finance Officer

Tue 18th Jan 2011 | Football Governance

The FA announce the appointment of Mark Donnelly to the new role of Chief Finance Officer. Mr Donnelly is currently the Finance Director at the Lawn Tennis Association where his responsibilities...

Season extension unlikely say Northern League officials

Mon 17th Jan 2011 | Football Governance

STL Northern League secretary Tony Golightly says that there is no chance of the season being extended. The Northern League hasn’t had a full day of action since the middle of November because...

Scottish Premier League approves of 10 team set-up

Wed 5th Jan 2011 | Football Governance

Scottish Premier League clubs look set to move towards a 10-team top tier after appearing to rule out an extension to the current 12-team set-up according to the BBC. With all clubs meeting at Hampden...

Bernstein appointed as chairman of the FA

Wed 22nd Dec 2010 | Football Governance

The FA Board has today nominated David Bernstein to be the new Chairman of The Football Association. Mr Bernstein was recommended by the Nominations Committee – chaired by Phil Gartside and...

David Dien front runner for top job at the FA

Wed 22nd Dec 2010 | Football Governance

David Dein is the front-runner to be chosen as the new Football Association chairman when board members gather today for one of their most important meetings in recent history. According to reports,...

Minister calls for reform of Scottish football

Thu 16th Dec 2010 | Football Governance

Calls for reform of Scottish football increased yesterday after Henry McLeish presented his "Structures, Leadership and Governance" document. The document has been presented to the public in the same...

Premier League appoints new General Secretary

Wed 15th Dec 2010 | Football Governance

The Premier League has today announced the appointment of Nic Coward to the role of General Secretary. Joining the Premier League from the British Horseracing Authority, where he has been Chief...

FA reveals promising national trends

Fri 10th Dec 2010 | Football Governance

The Football Association have detailed some promising findings in their recently published National Game Strategy 2008-12 Year Two Report, confirming that some areas have shown progress way beyond...

The FA launch grassroots coaching initiative

Fri 10th Dec 2010 | Football Governance

Yesterday saw the launch of the Football Association’s ‘The Future Game - Grassroots’ initiative at Wembley Stadium. Attended by Fabio Capello, Sir Trevor Brooking, Sam Allardyce and...

Government committee launches football governance inquiry

Wed 8th Dec 2010 | Football Governance

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is today launching a new inquiry into the governance of professional football clubs responding not only to the high-profile coverage of Liverpool and Manchester...

Scottish FA confirm referee strike will go ahead.

Thu 25th Nov 2010 | Football Governance

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed that the planned strike by referees will go ahead this weekend Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of the Scottish FA confirmed the news stating: “This...

SFA expect to bring in match officials from across Europe

Tue 23rd Nov 2010 | Football Governance

Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) said he had ‘every sympathy’ as he worked on plans to draft in match officials from across Europe in response to...

The FA unveil new look Women's football league

Fri 19th Nov 2010 | Football Governance

The Football Association has unveiled the name and logo for the new semi-professional women’s football league that is launching in April 2011. Having previously worked under the title of...

Gordon Taylor speaks of his plans for the future of football in the UK

Thu 18th Nov 2010 | Football Governance

In the wake of England’s poor display against France at Wembley last night, Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has voiced his concerns over...

SFA given green light for decision-making reform

Fri 5th Nov 2010 | Football Governance

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has been given the green light to push ahead with reforms to make the organisation's decision-making more transparent and speedy. In an...

The FA challenges the nation’s workforce to Get Into Football.

Tue 21st Sep 2010 | Football Governance

The Football Association is telling the nation’s workforce that ‘Football Needs You’ as part of a new campaign to inspire mechanics, teachers, accountants, DJs and everyone who loves...

FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION ACTS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY

Mon 13th Sep 2010 | Football Governance

Local football clubs should benefit from a smoother and more efficient process when processing appeals paperwork this season following the publication of the Football Association’s Disciplinary...

MEP's call for study of drugs in football

Thu 9th Sep 2010 | Football Governance

A group of MEPs has asked the European Commission to establish a database to collect information on drugs taken by football players during their careers and to assess the causes of football-related...

Scottish FA reveal new Chief Executive

Wed 28th Jul 2010 | Football Governance

The Scottish FA has announced the appointment of Stewart Regan as Chief Executive. The 46-year-old joins after four years as Chief Executive of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Previously, Stewart...

The FA's Head of Marketing Quits

Tue 13th Jul 2010 | Football Governance

Simon Freedman, Head of Marketing at The Football Association has revealed he is to quit. Freedman’s resignation means The FA have now lost three senior executives in a matter of months after...

ECA meets EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou

Thu 8th Jul 2010 | Football Governance

A European Club Association (ECA) delegation, led by Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and General Secretary Michele Centenaro met with Androulla Vassiliou, the EU Commissioner responsible for Sport, in...

Sir Trevor Brooking hails future blueprint

Wed 7th Jul 2010 | Football Governance

Sir Trevor Brooking has hailed a new blueprint for the future of football as vital if England are to develop world-class players. A new 275-page technical guide called 'The Future Game' has been...

IFA president to resign

Tue 6th Jul 2010 | Football Governance

Irish Football Association (IFA) are expecting to confirm the resignations of President Raymond Kennedy and his deputy David Martin. A unanimous vote by their own executive board of directors came...

Fabio Capello is to continue as England manager

Fri 2nd Jul 2010 | Football Governance

The Football Association has confirmed that Fabio Capello will stay on as England Manager. The Italian, 64, found himself under pressure following a disastrous World Cup campaign that saw England...

Scottish Premier League asked to consider winter break

Wed 30th Jun 2010 | Football Governance

The Scottish Football Association has been called to look again at introducing a winter break by Motherwell Football Club Manager Craig Brown. Speaking to the BBC, Brown says that the football...

Salisbury City FC lose appeal over two division demotion

Thu 10th Jun 2010 | Football Governance

Salisbury City Football Club have lost their appeal against a two division demotion and will start the new season in the Southern Premier League the BBC has reported. Salisbury broke Football...

Alex Horne is appointed as General Secretary of The FA Group.

Thu 27th May 2010 | Football Governance

The Football Association Board today appointed Alex Horne as General Secretary of The FA Group with immediate effect. He takes up this permanent role as the senior executive of the organisation having...

New sports minister wants football reform

Wed 19th May 2010 | Football Governance

New sports minister Hugh Robertson has warned England’s football authorities that they must reform their governance and power structures or face the prospect of external regulation. Robertson...

Triesman quits as England's 2018 bid is thrown into jeopardy

Mon 17th May 2010 | Football Governance

Lord Triesman resigned as chairman of both The Football Association and England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.. An article in the Mail on Sunday reported that he suggested Spain could drop...

Prestigious award for Premier League

Wed 21st Apr 2010 | Football Governance

The Premier League has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The Premier League has been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen for its outstanding contribution to...

Scottish FA Chief Executive quits

Tue 20th Apr 2010 | Football Governance

Gordon Smith's three-year reign as chief executive of the Scottish Football Association came to a dramatic and unexpected end yesterday when he resigned for what were described as personal reasons...

Premier League to enforce stronger financial controls

Mon 19th Apr 2010 | Football Governance

The financial collapse of Portsmouth Football Club has prompted the Premier League to consider instituting stronger financial regulations reports the Telegraph. The new rules were discussed at the...

Premier League to get tough on 'unfit' owners

Fri 16th Apr 2010 | Football Governance

The Premier League has moved to introduce tough new measures to flush out potentially “unfit” club investors in the wake of growing criticism over poor ownership and spiralling debt...

UNITED FANS KICK-OFF ELECTION CAMPAIGN TONIGHT

Thu 15th Apr 2010 | Football Governance

On the day that the leaders of the three main political parties are to meet in Manchester to go head-to-head in the first ever live televised debate in a UK General Election, the Manchester United...

SPL CEO open to changes in league structure

Wed 14th Apr 2010 | Football Governance

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster insists he would be open to changes to the league structure following criticism of the controversial split. Rangers and Motherwell are among...

Spain's footballers set to go on strike

Tue 6th Apr 2010 | Football Governance

It’s reported that the Spanish footballers’ association will decide whether to go on strike next weekend over the thorny issues of club debts and unpaid wages. According to the Times...

Football regulation on the agenda

Fri 26th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

The idea of a football regulator is back on the agenda, and from a rather unlikely source, Conservative shadow culture minister Hugh Robertson. He advanced the idea on a 'sports ministers special' on...

Portsmouth granted permission to sell players outside of transfer window

Wed 24th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

The Premier League have granted Portsmouth permission to sell players outside of the transfer window with conditions. The Premier League Board meeting that convened last week to consider the...

The FA appoint Alex Horne as acting-CEO

Wed 24th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

Alex Horne has been appointed as acting chief executive following Ian Watmore's resignation from the Football Association. Watmore stepped down from the position despite having been in the post for...

The FA meet to discuss Watmore's resignation

Tue 23rd Mar 2010 | Football Governance

The surprise resignation of the Football Association’s Chief Executive, Ian Watmore has prompted an emergency meeting at noon today by the members of the board. After just nine months in charge,...

MLS players union reaches agreement to avert strike action

Mon 22nd Mar 2010 | Football Governance

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Major League Soccer Players Union (MLSPU) today announced that they have reached agreement in principle on the terms of a new collective bargaining...

SPL to examine European league structure for expansion plans

Tue 16th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

The Scottish Premier League will examine league structures around Europe before putting a blueprint for change to the clubs. SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster recently raised the prospect of the...

Greg Clarke announced as new Football League Chairman

Fri 12th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

Greg Clarke, the former Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC, has been appointed by the Board of The Football League to succeed Lord Mawhinney as its Chairman. The appointment of...

SPL expansion favoured by clubs

Fri 5th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

It’s been reported that the Scottish Premier League may consider expansion of the leaue from 12 to 16 teams. Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the SPL, spoke about this possibility during the...

ARE YOU LOSING IT?

Thu 4th Mar 2010 | Football Governance

New FA Respect films put the spotlight on abusive players and parents 02 March 2010: The latest campaign in the Football Association’s Respect programme will be unveiled at Wembley during the...

General agreement reached on Financial Fair Play measures

Wed 3rd Mar 2010 | Football Governance

Representatives from 92 member clubs attended the successful European Club Association’s (ECA) March General Assembly in Manchester. Financial Fair Play After two days of meetings and...

Fans tell MEPS – we are football!

Thu 25th Feb 2010 | Football Governance

Supporters Direct and fans’ groups across Europe on Tuesday received a big ‘thumbs up’ from Europe’s politicians at the first organised lobby of the European Parliament by...

Portsmouth ask for permission to sell players outside of transfer window.

Thu 18th Feb 2010 | Football Governance

Breaking News Portsmouth Football Club have reportedly asked the Premier League for permission to sell players outside of the transfer window. The club, who submitted a statement of affairs to the...

England Women's coach accepts honorary membership to the LMA

Tue 16th Feb 2010 | Football Governance

The League Managers Association (LMA) is pleased to announce that Hope Powell OBE has accepted honorary membership of the association. Ms Powell is the coach of the England women’s national...

Chester City suspended by the Conference for seven days

Fri 12th Feb 2010 | Football Governance

Chester have been suspended from the Conference Premier for seven days after being unable to fulfill fixtures against Forest Green and Wrexham. The players did not arrive for Tuesday's match at Forest...

ECA Roundtable with Members of the European Parliament

Wed 3rd Feb 2010 | Football Governance

The European Clubs Association (ECA) today (3 rd Feb) held a roundtable with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to present ECA and engage with MEPs on...