UK Parliament’s American Football Group Reformed
The UK Parliament’s All-Party Group for American Football has been re-established following June’s general election.
The Group, comprising Members of both Houses of Parliament from all parties, has the singular purpose “to support the sport of American football”. The Group will meet regularly while Parliament is sitting, encourage more people to play and watch American football, promote the sport to Parliament and the Government, and challenge issues the sport faces at all levels.
At the Group’s inaugural meeting yesterday (6 September), the following Peers and MPs were elected as Group Officers:
- Chairman: Peter Bone MP (Conservative)
- Vice-Chairman: Chris Stephens MP (Scottish National Party)
- Vice-Chairman: Catherine West MP (Labour)
- Vice-Chairman: Jon Cruddas MP (Labour)
- Vice-Chairman: Gavin Newlands MP (Scottish National Party)
- Vice-Chairman: Andrew Percy MP (Conservative)
MR Sport has been appointed as the Group’s Secretariat.
On the announcing the Group’s reconstitution, Group Chairman Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, said “I am delighted the Group has been reformed and reinvigorated ahead of the start of the season. A Parliamentary Group for American Football is vitally important to help a sport that is growing rapidly in the UK for both players and spectators.”
“More people should have the opportunity to get involved with the sport, and I look forward to this Group doing even more to support American football over the course of this Parliament.”