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).

Monday, 14th March 2011, 9:40 am

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.

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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.”