In 2013 it took 4 months to find 10,000 people who would sign my petition calling for the Premier League to put more money into grass roots football.
My new petition has today passed that mark, less than two months after it was launched. – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/66835
I’m very pleased to see the campaign continue to grow and become a part of the national conversation about football. Now that we’ve reached 10,000 the Government will have to respond and I will be looking at their response closely to see if there’s any movement in their position.
Of course we don’t stop there. If we reach 100,000 signatures then the issue will be considered for a full debate in the House of Commons chamber.
Please keep signing and sharing the petition, keep the conversation going. The more people that get involved the more pressure we can put on the politicians and those at the top of football to take real action to help save grass roots football for children across England.