Government committee examining how football is run comes to Turf Moor

TURF Moor will be the venue for a meeting of a leading Government committee that is looking into how football is run tomorrow (Tuesday, March 15th).

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee will hold the next evidence session for its inquiry into football governance outside Westminster at Burnley Football Club from 10-45 a.m.. The session is open to the press and public.

The committee will hear from two panels when it visits Burnley. At 10-45 a.m. there will be witnesses called, including Barry Kilby, chairman of the Clarets, and Ken Bates, chairman of Leeds Football Club. Then, around 11-45 a.m., the panel will hear from the leaders of national fans’ groups.

Chairman of the Government committee John Whittingdale said: “I am delighted we are able to hold this evidence session at such a historic club as Burnley. The committee were keen to get out of Westminster for this inquiry to see and hear first hand the challenges facing a broad range of clubs of all sizes, divisions and locations.

“We hope at the end of our inquiry to make recommendations to the Government that help preserve a game which arouses strong passions and opinions throughout the country.”