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What you can do

Write to the Task Force Football 2015  
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You need to highlight what you see as the problems and what you want done about them, and relate these to the Task Force remit:
Relate it to your experience. In particular you should say why you or your group is concerned that action is taken on these issues. For example, if ticket prices or allocations are a problem, give some very brief details; if your club is suffering because of the way TV money is redistributed - give brief details. However, also highlight that your concern is not just motivated by self interest but also for the good of the game as a whole.
If your organisation has given evidence to the Task Force Football 2015 , say so and say what you argued for.
The core concerns need to be raised:
i) meaningful fan role in decision making at every level in the game (elected fan on board, elected fan at FA council etc.);
ii) an end to the spiralling rise in ticket prices, not to go up ahead of the rate of inflation;
iii) restrictions on role of PLCs, a block to media companies owning significant interests in clubs, controls over ‘fit and proper’ people owning clubs, encourage supporter ownership;
iv) better redistribution of wealth;
v) These need enforcement - if the FA and Premier League won't or can't then the call must be for the Government to act to protect the national game by setting up a an independent and powerful football regulator
Please note:
·        Say who you are
·        Keep it simple, firm and to the point
·        Ask them to reply to you outlining their views and what they will do.
Who to Write to:
Franz Beckenbauer (Chairman)
Or
Kalusha Bwalya (Deputy Chairman)
Task Force Football 2015 
Federation Internationale de Football Association
FIFA
FIFA-Strasse 20
P.O. Box 8044
Zurich
Switzerland
Use the FIFA contact form: www.fifa.com/contact
Or phone:  +41-(0)43 222 7777
Write to Greg Dyke (FA Chairman), and ask for it to be passed to the Football Task Force, with your organisation’s wishes for the Task Force Football 2015 final report:
Greg Dyke (Chairman)
The Football Association
Wembley Stadium
PO Box 1966
London

SW1P 9EQ
Use the FA contact form: www.thefa.com
Write to Hugh Robertson (Minister of State for Sport), and ask for it to be passed to all members of the Football Task Force, with your organisation’s wishes for the Task Force Football 2015 final report:
The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP
Minister of State for Sport and Tourism
11 The Square
Lenham
Kent
ME17 2PQ
E-mail: staintonjamesa@parliament.uk
Telephone: (01622) 851616
Or write to him at  
Department of Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur St
London
SW1Y 5DH
enquiries@culture.gov.uk
Fax: 0171 211 6249 
Send a copy to your MP
Post it to them at:
(name of your MP)
House of Commons
Westminster
London SW1A 1AA

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