The LGA responds to the Football Governance Bill announced in the King's Speech.
Responding to the Football Governance Bill announced in the King's Speech, Cllr Liz Green, Chair of the Local Government Association's Culture, Tourism and Sport board, said:
“It is positive to see today’s announcement of a new bill to introduce an independent regulator for professional clubs in the English football pyramid (IREF).
“Many councils are already working in partnership with football clubs to protect their heritage and assets. These partnerships also help to support more people to be active through football and to utilise clubs as community mental health hubs and for wellbeing classes, especially since the pandemic.
“Long-term sustainable funding for local government is needed to enable councils to support local sports clubs and sporting facilities and help get the nation moving.”