Good governance should bring cash rewards, insists football clubs body
Football clubs should be financially rewarded if they show good governance and engage properly with their fans, according to a group of clubs championing greater sustainability within the game.
A new sustainability index created by Fair Game, which counts 34 EFL and non-league clubs among its members, paints a troubling picture of the state of Englands top two divisions. The index combines scores awarded on financial stability, good governance, fan engagement and equality standards. Weeks before the expected publication of government plans for an independent regulator, only two Championship clubs and half of the Premier League are given a score ranked good.
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Fair Game proposes to publish the index, the first version of which is the result of 18 months work, every year and its CEO, Niall Couper, believes its calculations should be included in any potential settlement reached by a new regulator.
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