Football APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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.

Current Members - Contact Details - Benefits in Kind - Financial Benefits - Former Members

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Recent Documents related to Football

1. 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,

2. 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

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. 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

23/04/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: Lisbon Lions, who made history when he led Celtic Football Club to victory in the 1967 European Cup final;

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Football

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. European Football Proposal
19/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Deputy Speaker, I should like to make a statement. Football is in our national DNA. We invented it, we helped - Speech Link

5. Football Attendances: VAR
17/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered VAR and its effect on football attendances.It is a great pleasure to serve - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Football
1. Football
asked by: John Hayes
... what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) local communities and (b) grassroots football benefit from the return of (i) Premier League and (ii) Championship football.

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

3. Football
asked by: Richard Holden
... including consideration of the Owners and Directors Test; and if he will make a statement.

4. Football
asked by: Catherine West
... what steps he is taking to enable a fan-led review into football club ownership and management.

5. Football
asked by: Scott Benton
... (b) Premier League and (c) Football Association to promote sustainable (i) financial planning and (ii) good governance in football league clubs.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Clive Betts Portrait
Clive Betts
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Sheffield South East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Taylor of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Taylor of Bolton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
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
2 APPG Memberships
Antisemitism , Fracking
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.


Public Enquiry Point:

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


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
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
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
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships