FAQs - What is the SGSA role at FA cup matches where a Premier or Football League club are drawn away to non-league opposition?

The SGSA has no statutory role in relation to such clubs. Nevertheless, the SGSA is always happy to respond to any requests for advice and it will always endeavour to do so to the highest possible standard. However, because it has no statutory role in this area, its advice will always have to be given on a without prejudice basis. It will be for the club and/or the football authorities to determine whether or not to take it.

In the longer term, it may be that the SGSA is given a more formal safety role vis a vis such clubs. This, however, would be a matter for the Government to determine.