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Queen’s Speech commits to new independent regulator of English football

The Government took another step towards fixing football governance by committing to create a new independent regulator for English football in today’s Queen’s Speech.

Fan-led Review: FSA urges Government to move fast and legislate

Football Supporters’ Association response to the Government’s latest fan-led review announcement:

“Every time the big clubs don’t get what they like, they threaten to break away”

Football Supporters’ Association chief executive Kevin Miles appeared on Sky Sports News yesterday to discuss UEFA’s latest proposed European competition changes.

Interactive map: Does your MP back the Fan-led Review?

Over the past few months, hundreds of FSA members and supporters’ groups have contacted their MPs to ask an important question – “Do you back the Fan-led Review of Football Governance?”

Chelsea offers unique opportunity for supporter stake

Football Supporters’ Association vice chair Tom Greatrex says that Chelsea’s ownership change offers a unique opportunity for supporter equity at a top-flight club…

FSA and Chelsea fan groups meet sports minister

The Football Supporters’ Association today facilitated a meeting with Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston which included representatives from Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, Chelsea Women Supporters Group and Chelsea Pride. 

Sporting sanctions against Russia increase

Yesterday’s news that FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russia’s club sides and national teams from international competition “until further notice” was warmly welcomed across the sporting world.

Women’s FA Cup prize money: FSA pens open letter to FA

The FA Board recently announced “a significant increase in prize money” for the Women’s FA Cup, set to come into effect from the 2022-23 season, with further details to be released.

Derby County: Government urges “pragmatism from all parties”

The Government has urged for “pragmatism from all parties” in the on-going battle to save Derby County and, once again, acknowledged the need for an independent regulator to prevent such collapses happening in future.

“Fans Together”: Oldham supporters join Rochdale march

Supporters from Rochdale and Oldham Athletic will join forces this weekend at a march, organised by Dale Supporters’ Trust, in response to a legal claim against the club and trust by former investors Morton House MGT.

Derby County “cannot be allowed to disappear” as administration drags on

Derby County’s administrators have been given an extra month to provide proof of how the Championship club will be funded for the rest of the season.

EFL responds to Derby County troubles

The EFL has released a detailed statement covering Derby County’s current administration, saying it “wishes to clarify its position on several points, which are addressed by way of a series of questions and answers with the EFL chief executive Trevor Birch”.

Spirit of Shankly join clubs and politicians in calling for new Hillsborough Law

Liverpool supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly are backing a new campaign to “rebalance the scales” and ensure truth and justice during future investigations into major incidents.

Fan-led Review: Crouch targets next Queen’s Speech for implementation

The chair of the Fan-led Review has targeted the next Queen’s Speech for the implementation of her report’s recommendations – and says she would be disappointed if it wasn’t delivered in that time frame.

Fan-led Review: Cross-party support for Independent Regulator

Sports minister Nigel Huddleston today (25th November 2021) responded in the House of Commons to yesterday’s Fan-led Review of Football Governance report and said the Government would work “at pace deliver the independent regulator and any powers that might be needed.”

Fan-led Review: “Potentially a huge step forward”

The Fan-led Review of Football Governance, chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, was published today (24th November 2021). Supporters’ groups from around 130 different clubs took part, along with the football authorities, during more than 100 hours of evidence gathering sessions.

FSA statement: Newcastle United takeover

The Premier League's decision to approve the PIF takeover has reopened the debate about who owns our football clubs.

Supporter reps meet new minister to discuss Fan-Led Review

Nadine Dorries, the new secretary of state for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, held an online meeting with a delegation from the Football Supporters’ Association on Wednesday (22nd September) to discuss the on-going Fan-Led Review (FLR) of Football Governance. She was joined by sports minister Nigel Huddleston.

Fan-elected directors – who are they and what do they do?

There are many levels of supporter engagement and, close to the top, is the inclusion of suitably skilled fan-elected directors on the boards of football clubs.

FSA chair on his 14 years as an “FA blazer”

Earlier this summer, FSA chair Malcolm Clarke stepped down from his role as supporter representative on the FA council after 14 years – and was replaced by Chris Paouros. Here Malcolm talks about his experiences advocating for fans on the council for all those years…

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