Following the General Election in June this year the UK Parliament’s All-Party Group for American Football was reformed and invited people to join to “support the sport of American Football”.
AFD are proud to be the first organisation to be involved with the group and was in attendance at the first group meeting in London last week, meeting with both Members of Parliament and other representatives from American Football clubs and the sport’s governing body BAFA.
From a political point of view the group will meet regularly while Parliament is sitting and MP’s within the group are from across all political parties. The idea behind the group is to encourage more people to play and watch American Football, promote the sport to and within Parliament and the Government and discuss and challenge issues the sport faces at all levels.
On the announcing the Group’s reconstitution, Group Chairman Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, said “I am delighted the Group has been reformed and reinvigorated ahead of the start of the season. A Parliamentary Group for American Football is vitally important to help a sport that is growing rapidly in the UK for both players and spectators.”
“More people should have the opportunity to get involved with the sport, and I look forward to this Group doing even more to support American football over the course of this Parliament.”
We look forward to being able to continue to grow the game on and off the field.