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    The SGSA is the UK Government's expert body on safety at sports grounds.

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    We work in collaboration with our partners to educate and inform.

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    We champion innovation in the structures and systems for safety management.

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    We provide advice, guidance and drive improvements in safety culture.

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) is a government body that took over the responsibilities of the Football Licensing Authority and the critical role it played in transforming spectator safety at football grounds in the UK.

The SGSA carries out a range of statutory functions in relation to football in England and Wales, and advisory functions in relation to other sports within the UK and internationally.  

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National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) tells sports grounds to be alert not alarmed

In a briefing to the SGSA and its partners, NaCTSO provided an update about the current state of the terrorist threat in the UK.

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority’s Chief Executive Karen Eyre-White issues reminder to remain vigilant

Karen Eyre-White, Chief Executive Sports Grounds Safety Authorty
The Sports Grounds Safety Authority message in response to the tragic events in France

An Update From The Chairman

Alan Coppin, SGSA Chairman
Reflections from Alan Cappin, Chairman of the SGSA.

SGSA Inspectors in Uruguay

Armed guards escorting match official from the field of play - Uruguay
SGSA Inspectors deliver training programme in Uruguay