Rayners Lane Football Club

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 31st March 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will have discussions with the Football Association on the decision of the Middlesex FA to exclude Rayners Lane FC from the final of the Middlesex Premier Cup; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will ask the Football Association to review the effectiveness, utility and accuracy of the its Whole Game System in the context of recent decisions to penalise Rayners Lane FC; and if she will make statement.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The policies and procedures for handling formal complaints within football are independent of the government.

I would encourage Rayners Lane FC to submit a formal complaint to the FA and follow their complaints processes (including any procedures for appeal). If they are not satisfied with the response of the FA or require additional support, Sport Resolutions UK is an independent dispute resolution service available for sport in the UK.

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