FA unanimously approves proposed reforms

FA chairman Greg Clarke
FA chairman Greg Clarke
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The FA has announced that its council has unanimously approved a package of reforms proposed by chairman Greg Clarke.

The key vote took place after little more than an hour of a meeting at Wembley and the plans now go forward to the FA's annual general meeting on May 18, when they will need a 75 per cent majority for approval.

The reforms are a response to government pressure after decades of inertia and, if they meet shareholder approval, will represent a major triumph for FA chairman Greg Clarke and sports minister Tracey Crouch.