Lord Faulkner of Worcester is an active “working peer” and a Deputy Speaker of the House. He was Sponsor of Sports Grounds Safety Authority Act 2010 and Chairman of the all-party inquiry into betting on sport 2004-2005. He is vice-chair for the all-party parliamentary football group. He holds and has held many football related posts, including Vice President, The Football Conference 2007-2009, 2010 onwards; Vice-President, The National Association of Disabled Supporters; Member of FIFA Task Force “For the Good of the Game” 2006-2009; Trustee, Foundation for Sport and the Arts 2000 onwards; first deputy chairman, secretary and founder trustee, The Football Trust 1979-1998; Member, Sports Council (Great Britain) 1986-88; Chairman, Sports Grounds Initiative 1995-2000; Member, Safer Sports Grounds Panel 1998-2004; Member Football League enquiry into membership schemes 1984; Member Football League anti-hooliganism committee 1987-90; Chair, Women’s Football Association 1988-91; Vice-chair, Government’s Football Task Force 1997-1999; Member, Home Office Working Group on football disorder 2000-02; Former director Wimbledon, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Oxford United football clubs. He qualified as a referee (Oxfordshire County FA) whilst a student at Oxford University and was Deputy Chairman, Cardiff Millennium Stadium plc 2004-2008, (Director1997- 2004).