Category: Football Governance

Sky Sports: Government should allow grassroots youth sport to continue for children's health, says Damian Collins

Article published 3 November 2020 Grassroots youth sport should be able to continue throughout the Government's planned second national lockdown for the benefit of children's mental and physical health, says Damian Collins MP. Collins, who chaired the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee between October 2016 and January 2020, has written to the Secretary […]

Game is in the grip of civil war and it needs outside help

Article published in The Telegraph on 14 October 2020 Football's current crisis has exposed something that we have known for a long time but failed to resolve - the sport is not run by the Football Association but the chairmen of the professional clubs, each acting in the commercial interests of their own team. And […]

MailOnline: EFL clubs will grasp Liverpool and Manchester United's 'Project Big Picture' like a 'drowning man', warns MP Damian Collins

Article by Charlie Walker for MailOnline - published 13 October 2020 Cash-strapped clubs in the English Football League (EFL) will grasp Manchester United and Liverpool's Project Big Picture proposals like a 'drowning man clutching a lifeline', it's been claimed today. MP Damian Collins warns that the Project Big Picture proposals could delay a bailout for the EFL and […]

talkSPORT: Government should step in and ‘stop civil war breaking out in English football’

Article by Josh Fordham for talkSPORT - published 13 October 2020 The UK Government should step in to stop a ‘civil war’ breaking out in English football, talkSPORT has been told. Damian Collins MP, former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, has called on Downing Street to act now to save […]

The Telegraph: What next for English football as it faces financial catastrophe?

Article by Tom Morgan for the Daily Telegraph - published 9 October 2020 Jamie Vardy's party was still in full swing in May 2016 when one top-six chief executive offered up a niche view of the Premier League's greatest miracle. "It's a disaster for us," was his cynical assessment of Leicester City's title triumph during […]

talkSPORT: Let Fans In campaign backed by MP Damian Collins, who questions why football supporters are still banned while Royal Albert Hall concerts return

Article by Joe Moore for talkSPORT - published 7 October 2020 The #LetFansIn campaign has received the backing of MP Damian Collins, who has questioned the Government’s decision to not yet allow supporters back into stadiums. talkSPORT are backing the campaign to allow supporters to safely return to football grounds, with well over 100,000 people already […]

BBC Sport: Government warned football structure at risk of collapse

Article by Dan Roan for BBC Sport - published 28 September 2020 Football is now at risk of "the collapse of the national league structure that we have known for over 100 years", the government has been warned. A group of prominent figures has written a joint letter urging ministers to help with a coronavirus […]

KentOnline: Damian Collins warns that football could collapse without government support

Article by Luke Cawdell for KentOnline - published 28 September 2020 A Kent MP believes that the country’s football league structure could collapse without government intervention. Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins, along with others, has written to culture secretary Oliver Dowden and minister for sport Nigel Huddleston to make a case for a Covid-19 […]

MailOnline: MPs write to the FA and EFL urging them to create a 'Football Finance Authority' with government cash to save clubs facing financial ruin from coronavirus

Article by Jack Bezants for MailOnline - published 28 May 2020 A group have MPs have called for urgent talks with the Football Association and the English Football League to address the financial impact of coronavirus on sport. There are intensifying fears that a number of professional clubs are facing administration due to the outbreak of the […]

The Guardian: League One clubs in bitter division over whether to resume season

Article by Louise Taylor for The Guardian - published 28 May 2020 The chances of League One teams resuming the season seem increasingly doubtful with clubs bitterly divided and a final decision on whether to continue or curtail the campaign unlikely before Monday week at the earliest.  With assorted proposals being put forward, the absence […]

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