EFL Issues Statements Following Summer Meeting

The EFL has released several statements after its Owners’ and Executives’ Conference. Four statements were issued, covering the Football Governance Bill, Regulation Changes, Financial Controls, and New Board Appointments.

EFL Statement: Football Governance Bill

EFL clubs were updated on the status of the Football Governance Bill at the summer meeting. The progress of the Bill was halted due to the upcoming General Election. The League is urging all political parties to include the Bill in their manifestos for the new Parliament.

EFL Chair Rick Parry emphasized the importance of financial sustainability in football and expressed readiness to work with the new Government to reintroduce and progress the Bill.

EFL Statement: Regulation Changes – Summer 2024

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM), EFL clubs approved new regulations. These include requiring disabled supporters with general admission tickets to be seated with fellow Away Club supporters, introducing a Fan Engagement Plan, and mandating clubs to have a Club Community Organisation to support community activities.

EFL Statement: Financial Controls

League One and Two clubs agreed to revise their Salary Cost Management Protocol rules to address rising losses. In the Championship, clubs will explore new cost control measures by the end of the year.

EFL Statement: New Board Appointments Confirmed

Liam Scully from Lincoln City and Julian Tagg from Exeter City have joined the EFL Board as League One representatives. Hull City’s Tan Kesler has also joined as a Championship representative. Several other members have been re-appointed for a further term.

Rick Parry is the current Chair of the English Football League (EFL). He has a background in sports administration and has been instrumental in advocating for financial sustainability in professional football. Parry has worked closely with various stakeholders to address key issues facing football clubs and communities.