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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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Applications for Board Members at the Sports Grounds Safety Authority

Opportunity to make a difference and help ensure the safety of spectators at sports grounds - Closing date for applications 20 October 2015

Sports Grounds Safety Authority Updates Standards for Disabled Access at Sports Grounds

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The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) today launches Supplementary Guidance to add to its established Accessible Stadia guidance.


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Examining the role of the Sector Skills Councils and the Regulators

How Old Do You Have To Be To Be A Steward?

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​What is the minimum age a person can work as a steward at a sports ground?