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Fan-led Review: Have your say

Ahead of the publication of its interim report later this month, the Government’s Fan-led Review into football governance is calling on individual supporters to have their say.

Over the last month, supporter representatives from the FSA’s networks, trusts and other supporter groups have been submitting evidence to the Fan-led Review panel in special evidence-gathering sessions.

Football industry bodies and authorities – such as the FA, Premier League, EFL, LMA and PFA – have also had the opportunity to present to the panel.

Now the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is asking supporters for individual submissions to the review via a new survey covering a range of the big issues affecting the game.

The survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, asks fans for their views on the current state of the regulations governing the footballing pyramid. It also seeks supporters’ views on golden shares, an independent football regulator, protections for club heritage and much more.

How does the Fan-led Review work?

The FSA’s member organisations have led dozens of evidence-gathering sessions throughout May and June at which the advisory panel heard about their experiences and proposals for improving football governance. An interim report will be made available later this month, with the final report published in October 2021. It will cover clubs who compete in the English pyramid system.

The advisory panel will offer specialist advice to the chair of the fan-led review (Tracey Crouch MP) but it will not write the report. In past reviews the involvement of the football authorities gave them a veto on proposals – this review is not structured in that manner. The chair alone will write the report.

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