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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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The Sports Grounds Safety Authority announces appointment of new Chief Executive

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The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) welcomes the appointment of Karen Eyre-White as its new Chief Executive.

Alternative Uses - The Sports Grounds and Stadia Guide No:5

The Front Cover of the Alternate Uses Publication
The latest guidance from the SGSA will be published in the summer of 2015

End of the season reflections

Rick Riding, SGSA Interim Chief Executive
Rick Riding reflects on the highlights of the football season

Honours for Sports Grounds Safety

Buckingham Palace
What do the Queen's Honours tell us about sports grounds safety?