SGSA Board and 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 Culture, Media and Sport.  We are overseen by a Board, appointed by the Secretary of State for 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 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 Terms of Reference (PDF)

Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)

Board Minutes

Board minutes – 15 May 2023 (PDF)

Board minutes – 20 March 2023 (PDF)

Board minutes 20 January 2023 (PDF)

Board minutes 21 November 2022 (PDF)

Board minutes 23 September 2022 (PDF)

Board minutes 18 July 2022 (PDF)

Board minutes 23 May 2022 (PDF)

Board minutes 21 March 2022 (PDF)

Board minutes 17 January 2022 (PDF)

Board minutes 22 November 2021 (PDF)

Board minutes 20 September 2021 (PDF)

Board minutes 9 July 2021 (PDF)

Board minutes 27 May 2021 (PDF)

Board minutes 26 March 2021 (PDF)

Board minutes 25 January 2021 (PDF)

Board minutes 25 November 2020 (PDF)

Board minutes 21 September 2020 (PDF)

Board minutes 17 July 2020 (PDF)

Board minutes 12 May 2020 (PDF)

Board minutes 26 March 2020 (PDF)

Board minutes 15 January 2020 (PDF)

Board minutes 27 November 2019 (PDF)

Board minutes 22 October 2019 (PDF)

Board minutes 14 August 2019 (PDF)

Board minutes 19 June 2019 (PDF)

Board minutes 2 April 2019 (PDF)

Board minutes 26 February 2019 (PDF)

Board minutes 12 December 2018 (PDF)

Register of Interests

Board Register of Interests – June 2023 (PDF)


Business Impact Target

Business Impact Target – December 2021 to December 2022 (PDF)

Business Impact Target – December 2020 to December 2021 (PDF)

Business Impact Target 2020 (PDF)

Business Impact Target – June to December 2019 (PDF)

Business Impact Target – 2018 – 2019 (PDF)

Business Impact Target – 2017 – 2018 (PDF)

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.

Regulators Code

The Regulators Code is a framework for how regulators should engage with those they regulate.

The code supports the Government’s better regulation agenda and is based on the recommendations in the Hampton Report. Its purpose is to promote efficient and effective approaches to regulatory inspection and enforcement which improve regulatory outcomes without imposing unnecessary burdens on business, the Third Sector and other regulated entities.

In discharging their responsibilities under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 and Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 local authorities must take into account the code’s provisions and give them due weight in developing their policies or principles or in setting standards or giving guidance.