MP calls for more funding for non-league football

David Mowat, MP for Warrington South took to the floor of the House of Commons last week to press for more funds for non-league football clubs such as Warrington Town FC.

In a Question to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Mr Mowat noted that 50% of the FA's funds currently goes back into the professional game, whilst many non-league clubs are struggling for financial survival. Replying for the Government, Sports Minister Hugh Robertson MP indicated that this may be something the Government will seek to address in the coming months.

David Mowat was one of a group of local businessman who helped to save Warrington Town from administration in 2007 and he remains a director at the club.

David Mowat said:

"Each year, the Football Association raises a surplus of about £100 million, mostly from the England football team. By convention, 50% of that money goes to the professional game, where it is not needed, and not to the community and grass-roots game, where it is badly needed. Clubs like Warrington Town badly need the money. The FA needs to address this issue urgently."

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