Fulham Supporters’ Trust submits football governance evidence to Select Committee
The Fulham Supporters’ Trust today submitted follow-up evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee ahead of the Committee’s examination of the football authorities position on football governance over the next fortnight.
The Trust’s evidence outlines our frustration at the limitations of the proposals put forward by the football authorities and calls on both the Government and the Select Committee to re-examine the relationships between football clubs, the football authorities, the professional and national game and the supporters. We are particularly concerned at the proposed diluting of the role of the Football Association, the hegemony of the Premier League, the failure to address the long-term future arrangements and needs of Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation and the woolly nature of the planned regulatory and licensing frameworks.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee will hear oral evidence from Richard Scudamore, the chief executive of the Premier League, tomorrow morning and further evidence from representatives of Supporters Direct and the Football Supporters’ Federation on Tuesday 17 July.