CPST supports All-Parliamentary Group findings on football governance

18th February, 2014

CPST welcomes the findings of the All-Parliamentary Group for Mutuals, which has called on the Government to take urgent action to improve the ownership and governance of football clubs. CPST agrees that the long-term future of clubs is best served by mutual fan ownership and that football assets with a value to the community should be protected by law; including club colours, name and ground ownership.

The report, which can be read in full here, highlights the complacent attitude governing bodies, and in particular the Football Association, have displayed with regard to addressing the issue of fan involvement with their clubs. Further, it recommends that as a result the Government should legislate for these amendments without delay.

The timing of this report is given extra gravitas by the contempt shown towards fans by the owners of Cardiff City and Hull City, with colour and name changes respectively.

CPST joins with Supporters Direct and other fans’ Trusts up and down the country in supporting calls for Government action to swiftly implement the recommended reforms.

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