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The O’s are the 12th team to join the coalition of football clubs working together to improve governance of football in England and Wales.

Orient join Accrington Stanley, Bury AFC, Cambridge United, Chester, Ebbsfleet United, Grimsby Town, Luton Town, Maidstone United, Newport County AFC, Tonbridge Angels and AFC Wimbledon as members. The group will be working together to find long-term solutions to governance structures, sustainability, integrity and community issues currently in the game.

Fair Game seek to influence and work with the government’s fan-led review, chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, to ensure the opportunity for fair, lasting change is taken.

O’s CEO, Danny Macklin, said: “As a Club we’re very pleased to support Fair Game’s campaign.”

“We’re very much behind their objectives, as we seek ways to improve the sustainability of football at all levels. We will be working closely with all the associated clubs in the coming weeks and months, to achieve long term sustainability for the football pyramid, that is beloved in this country.”

Niall Couper, director of Fair Game and a board member of the Dons Trust, owners of AFC Wimbledon, added: “Fair Game is firmly committed to delivering real change.”

“Fair Game is not a breakaway, but we believe it will be the breakthrough the game needs.”

“We’ve gathered the best academic minds on football, people steeped in the governance of the game and legal experts – all there to help Fair Game clubs to develop and deliver real and meaningful solutions.”