A turning point in England.. the British government agrees to establish an independent body to organize football competitions
The British government on Thursday approved in principle the establishment of an independent governing body for football competitions and competitions.
The regulator – chaired by former Sports Minister Tracey Crouch – stressed that the establishment of such an entity was necessary to provide financial oversight in English football and that football could no longer be left to run itself.
Culture Minister Nadine Doris welcomed this review, and said that the government will now work to reach a final decision on this file by next spring.
But Dorries noted that the government agreed in principle to establish an independent regulatory body to run the game.
“We are at a turning point for football in this country,” she added – in a ministerial statement written to the House of Commons.
“It is detailed and valuable work that requires an objective response and action plan from all members of the government,” she said.
She pointed out that “the initial recommendation of the review is clear, and the government decided to ratify it in principle today. Football needs a strong and independent regulatory body to ensure the future of our national sport.”
Doris concluded by saying, “The government will now work to determine the most effective ways to reach the independent regulatory body, and any required powers.”