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Damian Collins MP: “What is the Government doing to save clubs from financial ruin?”

Sports minister Nigel Huddleston was this morning pressed by his fellow Conservative MP Damian Collins to act now in order to save football clubs from financial ruin.

Want to help Sustain The Game? Here’s how…

The Government’s decision to “pause” the return of fans to football was not news that any club wanted to hear and it is a threat to the very survival of many clubs – they need your help.

Merthyr Town the latest COVID non-league casualty of 2020/21

Supporter-owned Merthyr Town have become the latest non-league club to take the difficult decision to ‘suspend’ their activity for the coming season.

FSA Statement: The return of fans to football grounds

Following this morning’s announcement of a pause in the plans for a staged return of supporters to stadiums from October 1st Kevin Miles, chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Association, said:

Silkmen “devastated” by winding-up of Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town fans say they are “devastated” after the club was wound up in the High Court over debts totalling more than £500,000.

TIME FOR ACTION: Sustain The Game!

Sustain The Game! is the FSA’s campaign to persuade the football authorities to take measures to protect the existence of our clubs – and it’s more important than ever with so many under threat because of the financial strains caused by COVID-19.

Sustain the Game: Transparency sorely lacking at The Valley

Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s transparency. We believe everyone has a right to know who owns their club, and how clubs and the authorities operate. Owners are custodians of clubs on behalf of all of us.

Sustain The Game: fan engagement proves its value at Stanley

Every week we’ll be looking in more detail at one of our Sustain The Game! key principles and this week it’s supporter engagement. We believe fans are the lifeblood of the game, they need a voice in their clubs and on all issues that affect them and their communities.

Wigan fans looking to raise £500,000 to secure Latics’ future

Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club (WASC) have launched an ambitious crowdfunder, looking to raise £500,000 before the start of the season to secure the club’s future. 

Sustain the Game: Support continues to grow

Since its launch on Friday the Sustain The Game! message has reached millions across the UK – and the list of signatories to the campaign continues to grow.

Sustain The Game: “No silver bullet” says Pompey chief exec

On Friday we launched our Sustain The Game! campaign and since then it has been endorsed by supporters and high-profile figures across the game – here Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin argues that regulation must be strengthened but there are no easy answers or “one size fits all” solutions…

Fan groups, politicians and pundits call for urgent action to protect the “very existence” of clubs

Supporters’ groups from across the country have joined forces with politicians and pundits to launch “Sustain The Game!” – a new campaign which calls for urgent action from the authorities to protect the existence of clubs throughout the game.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe