Football Trust communications head Philip French and Westminster
Strategy deputy managing director Mike Lee were among those running
about the grass at Wembley Stadium last Monday, ostensibly playing
football against a motley crew of MPs in a charity match organised by
the Football Trust.
French and Lee - who doubles up as the Premier League’s spokesman - were
playing on the same team as such luminaries as former FA chief executive
Graham Kelly and former West Ham and England midfielder Trevor Brooking,
now the chairman of Sport England and a regular on the BBC’s Match of
Our boys won the game thanks to a third goal scored by Department of
Culture Media and Sport special adviser Andy Burnham in the 90th
The sides then retired to Wembley’s banqueting suite to enjoy tea and
Of his team’s 3-2 triumph, Lee says: ’The winning goal was started by my
good self. Kelly flicked it to Brooking, who fired in a cross for
Burnham to head home.’ Lee obviously fancies himself as the next John
Don’t give up the day job Mike.