Football Supporters APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To represent the interests of match-going football fans and to support the aims and objectives of the Football Supporters' Association.

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Recent Documents related to Football Supporters

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

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Recent Speeches related to Football Supporters

1. 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

2. Football Regulation
26/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: regulator of football clubs; and for connected purposes.On 9 March this year, supporters of Blackpool - Speech Link

3. Premier League transparency
19/11/2020 - Petitions

1: declares that football fans have little say in their club owners; notes that football ownership is determined - Speech Link
2: commit to a timescale for a fan-led review of football, as promised in the Government’s manifesto. - Speech Link
3: and down the country. Throughout the pandemic football clubs have been playing their part and providing - Speech Link

4. English Football
08/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: debate. The timing is quite incredible because the football club I support, Bolton Wanderers—my noble friend - Speech Link

5. Football (Regulation)
26/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: independent football regulator in England; to make provision for that regulator to license football clubs, - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Football Supporters
1. Football
asked by: Lord Triesman
02/11/2020
... 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
20/10/2020
... what the timetable is for the delivery of the fan-led review of football governance.

3. Football
asked by: Liz Twist
21/09/2020
... what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of fan representation on football club boards.

4. Football
asked by: Stuart Anderson
21/09/2020
... (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
15/07/2021
... 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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8 Current APPG Officers
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Vice Chair
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 28th September 2017
Damian Green Portrait
Damian Green
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ashford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Ian Mearns MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7074.

Email: ian.mearns.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Michael Brunskill, The Football Supporters' Association, 1 Ashmore Terrace, Stockton Road, Sunderland SR2 7DE. Tel: 03304 400 044

Email: michael.brunskill@thefsa.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://thefsa.org.uk/our-work/appg-for-football-supporters/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Football Supporters APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Football Supporters APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jo Stevens Portrait
Jo Stevens
Vice Chair
Labour - Cardiff Central
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 21st April 2021
Ian Blackford Portrait
Ian Blackford
Deputy Chair
Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
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