Football Association Governance

Part of Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements – in the House of Commons at 3:40 pm on 9th February 2017.

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Photo of Damian Collins Damian Collins Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee 3:40 pm, 9th February 2017

The right hon. Gentleman makes an incredibly important point. I will come on to deal with the issue of diversity. Some would say that if the FA Council itself was a more diverse body that more truly reflected the modern world and the modern game, more progress would be made on supporting diversity, including encouraging and supporting more former players from minority ethnic backgrounds into coaching, and through the coaching system into the management of professional clubs. We would all want to see that.

Our constituents who are supporters of their clubs make continual representations about the effect of bad governance on the teams that they love—teams that have been driven into administration through financial mismanagement.