King Charles confirms football's independent regulator plans
King Charles announces new independent regulator for football during State Opening of Parliament speech
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King Charles has used his first state opening of Parliament speech to announce a new independent regulator for English football.
The King confirmed the Government’s plans to create a new body to oversee the game and said it was to ‘safeguard the future of football clubs for the benefit of communities and fans’.
The regulator aims to prevent clubs from joining breakaway leagues, force them to seek approval for any sale or relocation of their stadium and create strengthened owners’ and directors’ tests.
It has been hailed as a ‘watershed moment for the sport’ by campaigners.
Niall Couper, chief executive of Fair Game, said: ‘Today’s announcement is a historic moment for football and represents a real chance to end the cycle of overspending and mismanagement that has plagued our national game and threatened the very existence of our clubs.’
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