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Football: Finance

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 222622, tabled on 18 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings he has had with the Premier League in the last six months to discuss future funding for grassroots football.

Answered on

26 February 2019

I met with the Premier League on 31 January 2019. The Secretary of State met with them on 30 October 2018. The funding of grassroots football was discussed, and on both occasions the Premier League reaffirmed their commitment to invest over £100million in each of the next three years towards improving community football programmes and facilities across the whole of the country in partnership with the Football Association (FA) and Government.