Proposals presented by shadow sports minister Clive Efford
8 July ~ Yesterday the shadow sports minister Clive Efford presented a bill to the House of Commons intended to revolutionise the role fans have in running their clubs. The Football Governance (Supporter’s Participation) Bill will give accredited supporters’ trusts the right to buy up to ten per cent of any shares on offer when their club is changing ownership, as well as giving them the right to a minimum of two members on their club’s board.
Efford said: “It is local people who make up the fans that have sustained clubs through generations that make footballs more than just businesses and gives them a special place in our communities. Too often fans are an after-thought when it comes to issues like ticket prices or the re-location of grounds. By giving fans a place on club boards, my bill would ensure that fans can no longer be ignored.” You can find out more information about the proposals on the Supporters Direct website.