Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

The Governance of Football inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Oral evidence session held on 17 October 2016. 

Scope of the inquiry

Recent events have highlighted the continuing major failings in the current system of football governance in the UK, as well as internationally. The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has repeatedly urged the football authorities to improve self-governance.

Although the Committee's recommendations have been backed by successive Sports Ministers and progress has been promised by the FA, in practice very little has changed: the governance of football is cumbersome, and power lies with the clubs, especially in the Premier League. Real reform in relation to the ownership of clubs, transfers of players, the influence of fans, the role of agents and investment in the grassroots-amongst other issues-has stalled.

Terms of reference: The Governance of Football

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