Yesterday the interim findings from the Fan Led Review into Football Governance were published by Tracey Crouch MP
This review came about in response to historic and much-loved clubs going under – this is something that we here in Bury know only too well. Below I share some of my thoughts on these initial findings and at the bottom of this post is a link to the full letter.
They have found that there is a strong case for a new independent regulator. I believe that this is critical to prevent a repeat of the series of events that led to Bury being removed from the Football League.
I also welcome that it recognises the need for enhanced protection for heritage assets. Gigg Lane and Bury’s trophies and memorabilia are incredibly important and allowing fans to have a so-called “golden share” over priceless stadia and memorabilia will help ensure that the future of football is protected in towns like Bury.
The need to deepen fan engagement and increase transparency is vital and I am happy that the initial findings appreciate this.
It is important to bear in mind that these are only initial findings, but I am hopeful that the full review will ensure what happened to Bury is not repeated.
Full initial findings