Independent Advisory Group –Meeting 11th December 2018

On the 11th December WHUISA attended the second meeting of the Met’s Independent Advisory Group for football.

WHUISA Secretary, Sue Watson, will act as Vice-Chair to the IAG.

Those at the meeting set a direction for the IAG, including aims and objectives.

The objectives of the IAG will include: making sure policing of football matches is proportionate; ensuring fans are not ‘criminalised’ for supporting their teams; developing a relationship of trust and confidence between the police and fans.

A range of long-term key issues were proposed for discussion at future meetings. These include discrimination on and off the pitch; how football matches are categorised; the problem of touting and the security threat to supporters including terrorism.

Members of the IAG also received an update on operational matters including recent events and issues.