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Stewarding Labour Market

In 2022, the SGSA commissioned NatCen to conduct research following reports of a shortfall in stewards at sport grounds since spectators were re-admitted to grounds following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The research reviewed existing evidence about stewarding and interviewed representatives from across the sports and live events industry. 

This research was carried out to provide a detailed description of the labour market for stewarding and event personnel performing comparable roles across the live events sector, including short-, medium- and long-term trends.

Recommendations identified in the research included:

  • Improve working conditions for stewards
  • Improve collaboration, communication and accountability
  • Reduce or subsidise the cost of training
  • Combine training pathways

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