Football APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To hold meetings for parliamentarians about football issues and raise matters of importance with the football authorities.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Football

1. 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

2. 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

3. Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2020
11/09/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: 982Sports Grounds And Sporting Events, EnglandThe Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2020Madeat 10.30 a

4. Football (Regulation) Bill 2019-21
26/01/2021 - Bills

Found: independent football regulator in England; to make provision for that regulator to license football clubs,

5. Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2020
20/01/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Rugby League Football Club, insert— “Gigg Lane, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 9HRBury Football Club”.(3) In Schedule

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Football

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 - Speech Link

2. Football Governance
25/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the future of football governance.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

3. Grassroots Football: Feltham and Heston
12/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: on football, from premier league teams all the way down through the pyramid structure of football. The - Speech Link

4. 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

5. Football Spectator Attendance: Covid-19
09/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 552036, relating to spectator attendance at football matches during Covid-19.It is a pleasure - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Football
1. Football
asked by: Alison McGovern
12/10/2020
... what assessment the Government has made of the economic benefits that football clubs can bring to the towns in which they are located throughout the UK.

2. Football
asked by: Paul Bristow
07/09/2020
... Media and Sport on the prospects for relaunching the British Home Football Championship.

3. Football
asked by: Paul Bristow
08/09/2020
... Media and Sport on relaunching the British Home Football Championship.

4. Football
asked by: Paul Bristow
08/09/2020
... what discussions he has had with the (a) Football Association and (b) his counterparts in the devolved administrations on the prospects for relaunching the British Home Football Championship.

5. Football
asked by: Richard Holden
08/09/2020
... whether (a) he or (b) a Minister in his Department is planning to attend the final of the delayed 2019-20 FA Vase.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Taylor of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Taylor of Bolton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Football Club
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 29th August 2018
Louise Haigh Portrait
Louise Haigh
Vice Chair
Labour - Sheffield, Heeley
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Antisemitism
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Clive Betts MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5114.

Email: officeofclivebettsmp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

The FA, 44-46 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN. Tel: 020 3826 6217

Email: TheFA@fieldconsulting.co.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Football APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Football APPG

Former APPG Officers
Brendan Clarke-Smith Portrait
Brendan Clarke-Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bassetlaw
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Mark Eastwood Portrait
Mark Eastwood
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dewsbury
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Dehenna Davison Portrait
Dehenna Davison
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bishop Auckland
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Ian Murray Portrait
Ian Murray
Treasurer
Labour - Edinburgh South
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 27th January 2021
Justin Madders Portrait
Justin Madders
Vice Chair
Labour - Ellesmere Port and Neston
Joined: 11th September 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Secretary
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Field Portrait
Mark Field
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Cities of London and Westminster
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Treasurer
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships