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The long-awaited Fan-led Review is coming

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Jun 2 2021 08:41AM

The impact of the European Super League (ESL) prompted a speedy response from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to appoint a Chair of the Government’s Fan-led Review in early March, former Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, and the Terms of Reference (ToR), see here, were published on the 22nd April.

The Fan-led Review was an election manifesto policy of 2019 of the Conservative Party, that leading figures within the FSA have been lobbying for since, and in April encouraged football fans to lobby their MP to get behind an Early Day Motion (EDM) to be heard before Parliament calling for support from MPs who back the FSA’s reform proposals, and to make sure that fans are put front and centre of the Fan-led Review. To date 36 MP’s have signed up for this EDM. See more of this here.

On the 22nd of May Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary announced an Advisory Panel, and is comprised of a broad range of representatives of the game, and includes FSA Chief Executive, Kevin Miles. The full Fan-led Review panel is here.

A series of online evidence sessions has already begun with all FSA’s member supporter affiliates and associates at every level of the game, giving an opportunity to present their ideas and experiences to the panel throughout May and June.

An interim report will be made available in July 2021, with the final report published in October 2021. The report will cover all clubs who compete in the English pyramid system. See more here.

Here is our Fan-led Review Guide. You can also see our Chair’s letter to Hilary Benn MP here.

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