Mark Backs Campaign to Support Local Non-League Football Clubs

Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, is supporting a new campaign to allow fans of non-league football clubs to attend matches.

Mr Pritchard has added his name to a letter to the Minister for Sport, Nigel Huddlestone MP, in support of the #LetFansIn campaign.

The letter urges the Minister to treat non-league football matches, which are usually attended by a few hundred fans from the local area, differently from league matches attended by thousands of fans, some of whom will have travelled long distances to the stadium.

Pledging to support the campaign, Mark Pritchard MP said:

"I am delighted to support the campaign to let fans back in to watch non-league football.  Unlike clubs in the football league, non-league clubs do not enjoy large sponsorship deals or money from broadcast rights.  They depend on ticket sales and, without fans back on the terraces, we could see some great community clubs disappear."