Category: Football Governance

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 […]

The Daily Mirror: 10 English football clubs could go bust "in the next few weeks" warns MP

Article by Mark Jones for the Daily Mirror - published 22 May 2020 Up to 10 EFL clubs face administration imminently without a government bailout, according to MP Damian Collins. Mr Collins - the former chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee - is calling on Boris Johnson to step in and help clubs […]

Bury Times: Select committee chair visits Bury as part of Shakers inquiry

BURY FC supporters and campaigners got the chance to sit down with the man at the head of the parliamentary inquiry into their crisis on Friday. Damian Collins MP, chair of the House of Commons' digital, culture, media and sport select committee quizzed EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans, the Football Association and others at a hearing […]

BBC Sport: EFL 'failed to execute rules' on finance with Bury

The Football League has been accused of "failing to execute" its own rules in the demise of Bury earlier this year. EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans was called to give evidence at the start of a select committee inquiry into football governance. Damian Collins told Jevans that, in his view, the EFL had not been […]

Latest Scandals Show We Have to Get Serious About Sports Crime

Tennis is now the latest sport in the spotlight, following allegations in an investigation by the BBC and BuzzFeed, of a match-fixing and gambling scandal involving a core group of 16 players, all of whom have ranked in the top 50 in the world. Some of these players are currently competing in the Australian Open […]

The pressure for change at the top of FIFA has become irresistable

As the leaders in world football meet in Zurich to vote for their next president, the growing pressure for change has become irresistible. Sepp Blatter’s defence against the terrible crisis that has gripped Fifa over the last few days is that it is unreasonable for him to have known what was going on within the […]

Sport is a vital pillar of our communities, which is why I'm committed to the fight against corruption in FIFA.

Organised sport and religion are the two ways that communities most frequently come together; and particularly so during the Christmas season. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, families and friends gather at their local church for the Nativity and the service at the crib. On Boxing Day, people flock to sporting events such as the […]

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