An update on HTSA's open letter.
Earlier this week, HTSA penned an open letter to the Huddersfield Town Board of Directors asking them to back independent regulation of the game. The club have responded promptly and positively, stating that "Huddersfield Town supports the principle of independent regulation in English football."
Commenting on the club's response, a HTSA spokesperson said:
"We are thrilled that the club have publicly backed the principle of independent regulation, making them one of only two clubs in the Championship to do so. This shows that the current Board are forward-thinking, open to ideas and input from fans, and serious about fixing the game."
The spokesperson added:
"Along with other fans' groups, HTSA will continue to campaign for an independent regulator, as well as a new club licensing system, a golden share for fans, a fairer distribution of revenues, and for clubs to be protected as assets of community value."
Read the club's statement below.
On Tuesday 15 June 2021, we read the open letter from the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association asking us to back the campaign to establish an independent regulator for football in England.
Our response is an easy one – Huddersfield Town supports the principle of independent regulation in English football.
Our Chairman, Phil Hodgkinson, supported by the Board of Directors, has been clear in his view for the need for wider discussions on the future of English football for over a year, and that is a belief that we still hold.
We believe an independent regulator, with the full support of all other stakeholders including leagues, clubs, and players, should help to move English football to a more sustainable model, and we are happy to support this principle.
There would clearly be a lot of detail to work through to bring this principle to reality, but we are supportive of the process."