Football Club APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To play football and raise money for charity.

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Recent Documents related to Football Club

1. 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

2. Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2019
11/07/2019 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Cricket Club, insert— “Meadow Lane Stadium, Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 4HJNotts County Football Club”;(b)after

3. 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

4. Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020
21/04/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: entry for Griffin Park, occupied by Brentford Football Club, insert— “Brentford Community Stadium, Lionel

5. Fulham Football Club Riverside Stand Redevelopment 2017
22/05/2019 - Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
- View source

Found: Fulham Football Club Riverside Stand Redevelopment 2017 - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Football Club

1. Football Regulation
26/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Bill to establish an independent regulator of football clubs; and for connected purposes.On 9 - Speech Link

2. Coventry City Football Club
15/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered Coventry City football club and football stadium ownership.I think this - Speech Link
2: hon. Friend for securing a debate about this proud club, which, as he says, is important not just for the - Speech Link
3: (Colleen Fletcher) and I have both written to the Football League to ask for a meeting, and that is pending - Speech Link

3. 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

4. English Football
08/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: The timing is quite incredible because the football club I support, Bolton Wanderers—my noble friend - 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

6. Peterborough United: Covid-19
12/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: case today, on behalf of Peterborough United football club, to be able to have a limited number of supporters - Speech Link

7. Newcastle United Football Club: Regulation
24/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: game at its beautiful best in that cathedral to football, St James’ Park. But it has also brought me deep - Speech Link

8. Professional Football
04/09/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of (1) the collapse of Bury Football Club, and (2) the case for an enquiry into possible - Speech Link
2: League is a devastating loss to English football and to the people of Bury. It is right that questions are - Speech Link
3: industrial towns in such places as the north of England—football clubs are essential to the local community? They - Speech Link
4: and absolutely acknowledge the crucial role that football clubs play in their communities, both large and - Speech Link
5: promotion. Bury Football Club is not just a place where 22 people play the game of football. It is really—the - Speech Link

9. Professional and Amateur Sport: Government Support
30/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: shared with everyone by getting premier league football on the BBC for the first time ever.However - Speech Link
2: details on plans to return fans to stadiums for football and other sports?While we are talking about - Speech Link
3: absolutely right as well that this goes way beyond football. Immediately after the Prime Minister made his - Speech Link
4: miss her by my side on the football pitch, playing for the parliamentary football team. I also thank you - Speech Link

10. Billy McNeill MBE
20/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: was one of the founding fathers of Celtic football club back in 1888. Secondly, I am a very—I should - Speech Link
2: spanning more than 60 years as a player, manager and club ambassador. As a player and a manager he won 31 - Speech Link
3: Friend.Billy McNeill was a one-club man, and that club was Celtic, for whom he played a remarkable - Speech Link
4: tribute to Billy McNeill. Does he agree that even football fans and players from rival clubs are united in - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Football Club
1. Football
asked by: Liz Twist
21/09/2020
... what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of fan representation on football club boards.

2. BBC: Football
asked by: Allan Dorans
25/02/2021
... how many (a) English Football Club matches have been shown live on BBC One Scotland and (b) Scottish Football Club matches have been shown live on BBC England between 1 January 2020 and 1 February 2021.

3. Football
asked by: Catherine West
23/01/2020
... what steps he is taking to enable a fan-led review into football club ownership and management.

4. Football: Clubs
asked by: Chi Onwurah
26/11/2020
... what discussions he has had with the Premier League on the importance of transparency and consistency in the approval of takeovers of Premier League football clubs.

5. Football: Clubs
asked by: Jim McMahon
09/01/2020
... what support is available to enable fans to have a greater say on the running of the football club they support.

Latest Questions
21 Current APPG Officers
Karl McCartney Portrait
Karl McCartney
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Lincoln
Joined: 8th April 2020
8 APPG Memberships
Darts , Esports , Golf , Midlands Engine , Motorsport , Rowing , Slovenia , Snooker
Brendan Clarke-Smith Portrait
Brendan Clarke-Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bassetlaw
Joined: 8th April 2020
Mark Eastwood Portrait
Mark Eastwood
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dewsbury
Joined: 8th April 2020
Owen Thompson Portrait
Owen Thompson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Midlothian
Joined: 21st July 2016
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 7th August 2020
Katherine Fletcher Portrait
Katherine Fletcher
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Ribble
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Women and Enterprise
Robin Millar Portrait
Robin Millar
Vice Chair
Conservative - Aberconwy
Joined: 7th August 2020
David Johnston Portrait
David Johnston
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wantage
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Foreign Affairs , Social Mobility
Ian Murray Portrait
Ian Murray
Vice Chair
Labour - Edinburgh South
Joined: 6th June 2018
Clive Betts Portrait
Clive Betts
Vice Chair
Labour - Sheffield South East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Hain Portrait
Lord Hain
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Formula One , Motor , Motorsport , Post Offices
Edward Timpson Portrait
Edward Timpson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Eddisbury
Joined: 4th November 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Tracey Crouch Portrait
Tracey Crouch
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Karl McCartney MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Mark Ramsdale, MR Sport, c/o Karl McCartney MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Email: manager@parliamentary.soccer

Secretariat:

MR Sport acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.markramsdale.com

Group's Website:

http://www.parliamentary.soccer

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Feb 2020
Source
MR Sport
Description
MR Sport is paid by NatWest to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
Value
£22,501
Date
11 Feb 2020
Source
MR Sport
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
Value
£22,501
Date
13 Jul 2018
Source
iNHouse Communications
Description
Administrative assistance   From : 13/07/2018 To : 12/07/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
13 Jul 2018
Source
INHouse Communications
Description
Pitch hire costs throughout year; also travel and hotel costs.
Value
£3,001
Date
13 Jul 2018
Source
Football Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2018 To : 12/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
13 Jul 2017
Source
Football Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/07/2017 To : 12/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Football Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Football Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
18 May 2018
Source
iNHouse Communications
Value
£10,000
Former APPG Officers
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Co-Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
VIce Chair (Men's Team)
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 11th September 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Hannah Bardell Portrait
Hannah Bardell
Vice Chair (Women's Team)
Scottish National Party - Livingston
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Taylor of Bolton Portrait
Baroness Taylor of Bolton
President
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Treasurer (Women's Team)
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Vice Chair (Men's Team)
Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 31st July 2019
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Secretary
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Steve Rotheram Portrait
Steve Rotheram
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Liverpool, Walton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
David Burrowes Portrait
David Burrowes
Treasurer
Conservative - Former Member for Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Co-Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017