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.

Our Board Members are as follows:

  • Alan Coppin (Chair)
  • Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE
  • Janet Johnson
  • Susan Johnson OBE
  • Philip Kolvin QC
  • David Mackinnon

Find out more about our Board Members.

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.

Public Registry and Registers Held as Public Records

Board Register of Interests

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.

Our Priorities

The Strategic Plan sets out what the SGSA will do to deliver our goals and priorities over the years 2016-2021.

Reports to Parliament

Our most current Annual Report.

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.

2016 – 2017 season injuries 

Public Service Agreements

The SGSA has no public service agreements.

Other information

Privacy and Cookies

Check the regulations

SGSA Decisions

Find out about the decisions of the SGSA

SGSA Finances

See the financial statements of the SGSA


SGSA Board

Find out about the SGSA Board Members.

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Tools and resources

Annual Report

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

Strategic Plan 2016-2021

The SGSA Strategic Plan sets out our ambitious vision and goals for the future.


Policies and procedures

Find out about the policies and procedures for the conduct of SGSA's business and provision of services.