Football Supporters APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To represent the interests of match-going football fans and to support the aims and objectives of the Football Supporters' Association.

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 Supporters

1. Securing the future of football in England
12/05/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: welcomes the Government-initiated fan-led review of football governance, but insists that it is used as an

2. Standing at football
30/01/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number 03937, 30 January 2019 Standing at football By John Woodhouse Contents: 1. The current position

3. Support of football fans for communities during the covid-19 outbreak
13/07/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: pays tribute to the invaluable role played by football fans in supporting communities, frontline workers

4. Racism in football
09/06/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House applauds England football manager Gareth Southgate and his players for their principled

5. 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,

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Football Supporters

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 Regulation
26/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: regulator of football clubs; and for connected purposes.On 9 March this year, supporters of Blackpool - Speech Link

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

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

4. Football: Safe Standing
25/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: relating to allowing Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing.I am delighted - Speech Link
2: clubs later on. Standing was common practice at football grounds across the country until Lord Justice - Speech Link

5. 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

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Recent Questions related to Football Supporters
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
8 Current APPG Officers
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Vice Chair
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 28th September 2017
Damian Green Portrait
Damian Green
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ashford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Matt Western Portrait
Matt Western
Vice Chair
Labour - Warwick and Leamington
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Ian Mearns MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7074.

Email: ian.mearns.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Michael Brunskill, The Football Supporters' Association, 1 Ashmore Terrace, Stockton Road, Sunderland SR2 7DE. Tel: 03304 400 044

Email: michael.brunskill@thefsa.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://thefsa.org.uk/our-work/appg-for-football-supporters/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Football Supporters APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Football Supporters APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jo Stevens Portrait
Jo Stevens
Vice Chair
Labour - Cardiff Central
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 21st April 2021
Ian Blackford Portrait
Ian Blackford
Deputy Chair
Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
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