Strategic Plan 2016/2021

The SGSA Strategic Plan sets out our ambitious vision and goals for the future. Our long-term vision is to be the world’s leading authority on sports ground safety. We want to be the ‘go-to’ body globally for advice on sports ground safety design and management, and the safety provider of choice for all major sporting events.

Our Strategic Goals

We will pursue five strategic goals to achieve our vision.


To operate as an effective regulator of local authorities in keeping with our duties under the Football Spectators Act 1989, and to help create the conditions for effective safety management in the home football grounds of clubs in the Premier League and the Football League, as well as Wembley and the Principality Stadium.


To provide training and support education opportunities to help develop an effective safety culture in sports grounds across the UK and the world, setting the standards for safety management. We will also continue to learn and develop as an organisation.


To provide trusted advice and share our expertise on sports ground safety design and management to national governing bodies, sports authorities, organisers of major sports events and other partners to support them in creating safe and enjoyable spectator experiences and ensuring sports grounds are safe for everyone.


To promote safe and accessible stadia particularly at a strategic level and enhance the reputation of UK plc through our international work, paving the way for UK businesses. We will promote innovative approaches to delivering safety at sports grounds and be the ‘thought leaders’ for integrated safety management.


To deliver high-quality customer service and excellent value for money in all that we do, and become more financially independent by generating income which we can reinvest in our purpose.

Read the SGSA Strategy 2016/2021

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