Football Association agree to approve new reforms
Last Updated: 18/05/17 3:58pm
The Football Association has agreed to implement the most radical reforms to how it is run in decades at a meeting of its shareholders at Wembley.
Championed by FA chairman Greg Clarke, the reforms mean the governing body will now meet the new governance code introduced by sports minister Tracey Crouch.
This will enable the FA to continue to receive public funding for grassroots projects, as well as answering critics who doubted its ability to modernise itself.
Already unanimously backed by the board and council, the reforms have now cleared the final hurdle of receiving the support from 75 per cent of the FA's 1,100 shareholders and will come into force on July 27.
Here are the key reforms the FA has approved:
• The FA Board will reduce in size from 12 to 10 members
• Three members of the FA Board will be female [by 2018]
• Introduction of term limits for FA Board membership of 3 x 3 year
• The addition of 11 new members to the FA Council to ensure it better reflects the inclusive and diverse nature of English football
• Ensuring all FA Council members are active members in the organisation they are elected or nominated to represent
• No further appointments of FA Council senior vice presidents and life vice presidents
• Introduction of 3 x 3 year term limits for FA Council membership with effect from 2018/19