By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw
The proposal for an Independent Regulator for English football, which was made last year by a fan-led review of the English game, following a number of crises and chaired by the former Sports Minister, Tracy Crouch, has now been accepted by the UK Government in a ‘White Paper’ on football governance published on 23 February 2023.
The main tasks of the new Regulator will be as follows:
The UK Government has stated that:
"The English game remains one of the UK's greatest cultural exports, with clubs and leagues around the world modelling themselves on its success."
"That is why the government is today taking the necessary and targeted steps to ensure that continues for generations."
A bold plan, indeed, for the future of the ‘beautiful game’ in England!
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