From Katie McIntyre’s
Sports Venue Business, see this video
interview with Darren Whitehouse, Director of Sport and International Projects
at the Sports Ground Safety Authority in the UK, discussing the regulatory
body’s role in ensuring safe sports grounds.
Darren touches on the
vital work of the SGSA over the past 30 years, including the provision of
licensing to all 92 league clubs across England and Wales, as well as to
Wembley Stadium and Principality Stadium, in addition to regulatory oversight
of local authorities.
He also highlights
how the SGSA works around the world, providing consultancy, advisory and
training services to sports grounds and local authorities, all with the aim of
making sports grounds and stadia safer places.
The SGSA is also perhaps best known as the entity behind the “Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds” (or the Green Guide for short); which has become the industry’s bible when it comes to the provision of safety at sports grounds. This video interview was filmed on site at Johan Cruijff ArenA during the World Stadium Congress back in May.