Celebrating 10 years of the SGSA

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) was established on 1 November 2011.  The organisation replaced the Football Licensing Authority, which had been established to regulate football grounds in the top tiers of football in England and Wales after the Hillsborough disaster.

Over the last 10 years, we have worked across the UK and internationally to reinforce and promote the importance of safety considerations in sports grounds.

We are celebrating our anniversary by highlighting some of our most significant pieces of work and the impact they have had.  These include:

  • Improving safety across the whole of the UK
  • Producing world-leading guidance
  • Strengthening safety at global events, such as the Olympics 2012
  • Establishing a safety culture in Africa.

Importantly, we will demonstrate why the SGSA is now seen as the world-leader in sports grounds safety. We have:

  • worked with 39 countries,
  • sold over 4,500 guidance documents
  • generated nearly £2 million in income which has been reinvested into sports ground safety
  • completed over 1,750 matchday inspections completed.