Football

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 28th February 2017.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will hold discussions with the Football Association on how the FA Cup can best assist non-league football clubs financially.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Sutton United‘s and Lincoln City’s successful cup runs this season, showed that the FA cup is hugely significant for lower league & non-league clubs in terms of prestige and the revenue it brings, including through TV coverage. The clubs are best placed to make representations within the FA about how the competition might offer even more value to supporters and clubs.

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