Worcester City has joined a coalition of football clubs calling for change in how the game is governed.

City signed up to the Fair Game coalition today, Tuesday August 24, which sees “value-driven” clubs working together to improve governance in football in England and Wales.

Worcester City join 20 other clubs, including Accrington Stanley, Bristol Rovers, Carlisle United, Leyton Orient, Lincoln City, Luton Town, Newport County, Tranmere Rovers, and AFC Wimbledon as members.

Luke Cox, director of the club, said: “Worcester City FC is enthused to join a rich tapestry of like-minded football clubs across England & Wales to call for change in how football is governed.

“Football needs significant changes to protect the future of our football clubs and leagues. We are aligned with our new fellow Fair Game clubs in that we wish to see football governed with fairness, openness and transparency at its core.

“We are so proud to be a part of our local community and strive to do good within it through Worcester City.”

Fair Game is working with a team of over 30 “world-renowned” experts to find long-term solutions to issues affecting the game.

These issues include protecting the heritage of clubs, a fairer distribution of TV revenues, opposing the European Super League, and tackling discrimination.

The organisation also has the backing of several senior politicians including Shadow Minister for sport Alison McGovern, the mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and the Conservative MP Damian Green, who is a leading member of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee.

Niall Couper, director of Fair Game, said: “I am delighted that Worcester City have joined.

“Fair Game is calling for fairness, sustainability and success. At Fair Game, we want long-term realistic solutions, and we believe we can deliver them.

“We want a sport where every fan can put their shirt on in the morning proud in what it stands for, safe in the knowledge that the traditions and heritage of their club will always be there.”

To find out more about Fair Game visit www.fairgameuk.org.