referring to Greg Clarke has promised to resign as FA chairman if he fails to convince sports minister Tracey Crouch the governing body is serious about reforming itself.
His pledge to change the FA’s governance structure or leave comes before the House of Commons debates a motion of “no confidence” in the association’s ability to reform.
“In fact, I strongly dispute the motion put in front of Parliament that the FA is not meeting its duties as a governing body,” continued Clarke.
However Clarke has strongly denied the FA, which will be scrutinised in Parliament this week, is failing the national game.
He then lists that work, claiming that no other governing body in the world invests as much as it does, £65million last year, in grassroots football.
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Football Association chairman Greg Clarke to step down if reform plans fail
Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has promised to step down should he fail to deliver on demands to increase diversity amongst English football’s governing body.
Clarke said: “Delivering real change is my responsibility and I firmly believe this is critical for the future of the game.
“I will be accountable for that failure and would in due course step down from my role.”
“If the government is not supportive of the changes when they are presented in the coming months, I will take personal responsibility for that.
The current council is dominated by white males, and there have been calls for more women and people of BAME backgrounds to be instated in positions of power.
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Football Association no confidence motion: chairman Greg Clarke offers to resign if he doesn’t reform organisation
Joe HallFootball Association chairman Greg Clarke says he will step down from his role if he fails to “deliver real change” to the under-fire organisation.
Ahead of Thursday’s House of Commons debate on a motion of no confidence in the FA, Clarke said he had already begun a process to improve its governance.
“Delivering real change is my responsibility and I firmly believe this is critical for the future of the game,” said Clarke.
I will be accountable for that failure and would in due course step down from my role.”
We do need to be more diverse, more open about decision-making and we do need to better represent those playing the game.”
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