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Newcastle United fan Kevin Miles nominated for government football review UK News

Magpies fan Kevin Miles has been appointed to the government committee to examine how football is governed.

He is the Managing Director of the Football Supporters ‘Association (FSA), the national supporters’ collective based in the North East that gives voice to fans of national football.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today announced the full roster of the group that will join President MP Tracey Crouch as she begins the fan-driven review of football.

This follows the failed European Super League bid. The government announced its clear commitment to conduct the review and released its mandate last month.

The panel also includes former players and managers, current directors, non-league and women’s football representatives as well as independent members. The president and the committee will now begin a series of round tables which will reach out to football supporters and organizations, to hear their views on the future of national football.

Representatives of Premier League, Championship, Women, League One and Two and Non-League, Community and Diversity based fan networks will all be invited to participate.

The full panel is as follows:

  • Kevin Miles (Managing Director, The Football Supporters’ Association)
  • Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale (Managing Director, Everton FC)
  • Clarke Carlisle (former Burnley player and former President of the Professional Footballers Association)
  • Dan Jones (Partner, Football Finance)
  • Dawn Airey (President, FA Women’s Super League)
  • David Mahoney (Director of Operations, England and Wales Cricket Board)
  • James Tedford (former secretary, Southport FC)
  • Godric Smith (Director, Cambridge United)
  • Danny Finkelstein, independent member

The chairman and panel will solicit fan views on in-game ownership, governance, and financial flows.

They will assess whether there is a need to create an independent football regulator, responsible for the implementation of regulation and compliance, and how this could work within the existing framework provided by the Football Federation, the Premier League and the English Football League.

Mr Dowden said: “This group of experts brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the football family to shape the future of our national football.

“Their job will be to listen to supporters and ensure their views are at the heart of reforms on governance, finances and improving the day-to-day fan experience. Football is nothing without fans , and today we’re keeping our promise to put them in the right direction. driver’s seat. “

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “This is a revolutionary moment in football. We have made it clear that everything is on the table in this review and have given the President and the group a wide scope to discuss. action to examine ownership models, financial flows and independent regulation.

“This review could herald a radical change in our approach to football governance and I look forward to the recommendations.”