Luton Town FC found to be the most sustainable club in the EFL Championship without PL parachute payments.
Today (Thursday 26 January), Fair Game, a coalition of 34 professional football clubs, published its Sustainability Index, which measures each club for financial measures, good governance, equality standards and fan engagement.
Fair Game partnered with world-renowned independent experts and organisations in football to create fair and impartial measures across the four criteria.
Of the 20 Premier League teams, Liverpool led the way in governance, scoring highly in the Football Leadership Diversity Code, which makes up 50% of the governance score.
In the EFL Championship, Luton Town led the way in financial sustainability amongst clubs not in receipt of parachute payments.
The Index’s release comes weeks before the long-awaited White Paper on Football Governance is published by the Government that will build on the Fan-Led Review, chaired by Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, which published its findings at the end of 2021.
Rachel Hopkins, MP for Luton South, recently hosted EFL clubs from the East of England in Parliament to discuss football governance, financial sustainability and the publication of the Fan Led Review.
Rachel Hopkins MP said:
“I want to congratulate Fair Game UK for creating the Sustainability Index.
The Sustainability Index will help show fans which clubs are run well and what challenges they face. I am pleased that the analysis puts Luton Town at the top of the Championship Clubs without parachute payments.
Football clubs are vital to town’s communities, traditions, and history. It’s critical that the Fan Led Review leads to reform that safeguards their long term future.”
For the national Fair Game UK press release: Liverpool tops the chart of Fair Game’s inaugural Sustainability Index — Fair Game (fairgameuk.org)