SGSA Board & Governance

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) is an independent public body set up under the Football Spectators Act 1989 and funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.  We are overseen by a Board, appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The SGSA’s core functions are derived from the Football Spectators Act 1989, the Sports Grounds Safety Authority Act 2011 and/or undertaken under delegated powers from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Board Members

Our Board Members are as follows:

Board Responsibilities

The Board has a corporate responsibility for:

  • ensuring that the SGSA complies with any statutory and administrative requirements for the use of public funds and does not exceed its statutory powers or delegated authority;
  • ensuring that high standards of propriety and corporate governance are observed at all times;
  • establishing the overall direction of the SGSA within the policy and resources framework agreed with the Secretary of State; and
  • overseeing the delivery of planned results through the monitoring of performance against objectives.

Board Minutes

SGSA Board Minutes May 2020

SGSA Board Minutes March 2020

SGSA Board Minutes January 2020

SGSA Board Minutes November 2019

SGSA Board Minutes October 2019

SGSA Board Minutes August 2019

SGSA Board Minutes June 2019

SGSA Board Minutes April 2019

SGSA Board Minutes February 2019

SGSA Board Minutes December 2018

Register of Interests

Board Register of Interests – April 2020


Inspection reports where NDPB is subject to formal inspection.

There are currently no reports of this nature.

Statistics produced in accordance with the NDPB’s requirements

The SGSA annually collates and publishes a summary of reported injuries at football grounds in England and Wales. Data is requested from all Premier League and Football League clubs plus Wembley and the Principality Stadium and includes all competitive league and cup games.


Tools and resources

SGSA Strategic Plan 2020-24

Our five-year plan outlines four areas of priority with the overall aim to improve the safety of the sector, both domestically and internationally.

Annual Report and Accounts

The SGSA Annual Report and Accounts highlights our work from the previous year.