Football APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To hold meetings for parliamentarians about football issues and raise matters of importance with the football authorities.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Football

1. Competition Act 1998 (Football Broadcasting Rights) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2021
14/10/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Instruments2021 No. 1148CompetitionThe Competition Act 1998 (Football Broadcasting Rights) (Public Policy Exclusion)

2. Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2021
08/11/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Grounds And Sporting Events, England And WalesThe Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2021Made4th November

3. Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: 2020 to 2021 season
14/10/2021 - Home Office
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Found: Official Statistics Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales:

4. Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: 2018 to 2019 season
19/09/2019 - Home Office
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Found: Football-related arrests and banning order statistics , England and Wales, 2018 /19 Season This release

5. Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) (England) (No. 4) Order 2020
30/09/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Victoria Park, occupied by Hartlepool Football Club, insert— “The Football Stadium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Football

1. Women’s Football
26/01/2022 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered the experience of women playing football in England.As ever, it is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

2. Football Governance
25/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered the future of football governance.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

3. Football Governance
14/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: public engagement by the Petitions Committee on football governance, reported to the House on 8 June 2021 - Speech Link
2: considered e-petitions 583310 and 584632, relating to football governance.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

4. English Football League Governance: Derby County FC
18/01/2022 - Commons Chamber

1: Members across the House, I know how important football clubs are to local communities, and I appreciate - Speech Link
2: Derby County football club cannot be allowed to be removed from the English Football League on 1 February - Speech Link

5. Grassroots Football: Feltham and Heston
12/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: on football, from premier league teams all the way down through the pyramid structure of football. The - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Football
1. Football
asked by: Lord Triesman
... published on 15 October; whether they will refer to that Manifesto in their planned fan-led review of football; and what plans they have to meet football administrators and specialist Members of both Houses to discuss the Manifesto.

2. Football
asked by: Chi Onwurah
... what the timetable is for the delivery of the fan-led review of football governance.

3. Football
asked by: Liz Twist
... what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of fan representation on football club boards.

4. Football
asked by: Stuart Anderson
... (b) improve processes of due diligence of prospective owners of football clubs and (c) enhance the local ownership of football clubs throughout the UK.

5. Football
asked by: Chi Onwurah
... what recent discussions he has had with the Premier League on the need for (a) transparency and (b) accountability in decision-making that impacts football fans.

Latest Questions
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14 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Taylor of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Taylor of Bolton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Football Club
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 29th August 2018
Louise Haigh Portrait
Louise Haigh
Vice Chair
Labour - Sheffield, Heeley
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Clive Betts MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5114.


Public Enquiry Point:

The FA, 44-46 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN. Tel: 020 3826 6217


No benefits in kind are on record for the Football APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Football APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mark Eastwood Portrait
Mark Eastwood
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dewsbury
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Dehenna Davison Portrait
Dehenna Davison
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bishop Auckland
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Ian Murray Portrait
Ian Murray
Labour - Edinburgh South
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 27th January 2021
Justin Madders Portrait
Justin Madders
Vice Chair
Labour - Ellesmere Port and Neston
Joined: 11th September 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Field Portrait
Mark Field
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Cities of London and Westminster
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships