Prince William announced his support for lower-level football fans, hoping to save the “hearts and souls” of his clubs.
The duke, who planned to end the European Super League earlier this year, discussed the future of the game with Peter Crouch and fans.
Heard from Wells, FA President. MP Tracy Crouch. About the independent review led by his fans in the state of football.
Duke was told that some clubs had good relations with supporters but others treated fans with “contempt” and “disrespect”.
He asked: “Is that why you can’t necessarily run a football club like a business?”
“Because you then remember the point that what is heart and soul and what is a club, if you are working on the bottom line that finances run everything?”
Duke spent more than an hour at the National League Southside Duluth Hamlet’s Champion Hill Ground in south London.
William complimented the club’s new director Peter Crouch with a fist and joked: “The last time I saw you we were doing curry, now you’ve got the right job!”
The couple had previously worked on a podcast on mental health and football, during which they ordered a takeaway.
In a frenzy about Match Day Entertainment, he said: “Crouchy will dance half-time!”
Wells also met with a small group of dedicated supporters from clubs across the country, including Tottenham Hotspur, Charlton Athletic and Blythe Spartans.
Wells, an Austin Villa fan, believes it is important that the review stays in the public eye and hopes to promote the voices of the fans who are at the heart of football’s future.
The review, chaired by Tracy Crouch MP, was announced in April 2021 and aims to be a comprehensive test of the English football system and how to improve it.
It deals with the issues of governance, ownership and financial sustainability of clubs at all levels of football, as well as the controversial abandoned European Super League.
In July 2021, an interim set of findings and recommendations was issued, proposing to give supporters a “golden share”, vetoing the sale of the team’s stadium, and in the names, badges and cut colors on one side. Changed.
The final report is due out this fall.