A landmark virtual summit regarding the future of English football is to be hosted in order to discuss the scope of the issues facing the game.

The issues touch upon the governance and finance reform, diversity and equality, potential fans return to grounds in England, and the women's game.
The summit invites a group of stakeholders and leaders from across the sport to participate.

The talks will be led by the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
They aim at bringing different football authorities closer together to find optimal solutions mutually after a period of tension.

Along with the heads of the Football Association, English Football League, Premier League, National League, Kick It Out, and Professional Footballers' Association, leaders from the women's game and representatives of fans have also been invited.
The summit is held during the times of unexampled financial crisis in English football, when fans are kept from visiting matches since March 2020.

Over several weeks the Premier League and EFL have been disputing about a rescue package and the search for a new chair after Greg Clarke leaving, after disrespectful comments made in the presence of a parliamentary committee previously.

The football authorities have also come to a difference of opinion about the future game structure since the leak of proposals of the Project Big Picture earlier.

Both the government and the Premier League have committed to thorough reviews, but establishing an independent regulator has also been requested.