The review will be chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, who was Sports Minister from 2015-17. Tracey was a recent guest on the Level Playing Field Podcast.
Late last night, the terms of reference for the ‘fan-led review’ were released and it stated that:
‘The independent review will aim to explore ways of improving the governance, ownership and financial sustainability of clubs in English football, building on the strengths of the football pyramid. The review will add to the recommendations of the English Football League’s governance review and the government’s 2016 expert working group on football supporter ownership and engagement. The review will be expected to engage extensively with fans to ensure any recommendations are led by fans’ experience and interests.’
Level Playing Field fully supports the ‘fan-led review’ this is an opportunity for real change. As the largest minority group in the UK, we will insist that disabled supporters’ voices are heard.
We will be reaching out to Tracey and the DCMS to offer our ongoing support.