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Supporters’ Groups Urge Dorries To Press On With Football Reforms

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 (DCMS), urging the minister to press on with reforms in football.

 

The letter welcomes the minister to the role and encourages her to ensure the Government fixes football governance via the Fan-Led Review. The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) is meeting with the secretary of state soon.

“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 read the full letter and see all co-signatories here.

Download the FSA’s evidence submission to the Fan-Led Review here.