Football Trust to take fresh look at public affairs

The Football Trust, the charitable trust which promotes and funds safety in British football, is reviewing its public affairs account, which has been held by Citigate Westminster for over eight years.

The Football Trust, the charitable trust which promotes and funds

safety in British football, is reviewing its public affairs account,

which has been held by Citigate Westminster for over eight years.



The agency brief encompasses Parliamentary monitoring, occasional

strategic advice and logistical support, including organising events

during the political party conference season. Citigate Westminster,

whose deputy chairman, Richard Faulkner was until last year deputy

chairman of the trust, will repitch for the account.



The review comes at a time when the Football Trust has recently

reconstituted itself under the direction of new chairman and Labour MP,

Tom Pendry - who took over from Conservative peer Lord Aberdare in

February - and under a new Government-backed funding formula which was

announced last summer.



The trust, which was founded in 1975, is dedicated to ensuring safety in

both professional and amateur football, as well as promoting community

football projects. Its main target since the 1990 Taylor report into the

Hillsborough disaster has been implementing Lord Taylor’s

recommendations on safety in British stadia.



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