Branches in our sports industry group

[K703] National Football Museum

This is one of Prospect’s 400+ branches, the key organisational unit for our members. Most members are in branches that match their employer’s structure, which enables the union to negotiate most effectively on their behalf.


[S706] Scottish Football Referees

Our Scottish Football Referees branch continues to grow. Our members include Scotland’s top match officials. We’re working closely with our English counterparts to push for improved conditions for our members.

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[F702] Sports Professionals

The Sports Professionals Branch is a multi-employer Branch containing sports professionals employed and working in various parts of the Sector.

The biggest employer is Professional Game Match Officials Limited which provides officials for Football matches in England and Wales. Prospect represents Referees and Assistant Referees at all levels from the Premier league through to League 2 and negotiates contracts, pay, terms and conditions as well as dealing with (sometimes high profile) personal cases. In football Prospect also works with Show Racism the Red Card and Women in Football.

Prospect’s successes in Football include negotiating much improved contracts for Premier League Referees, improving the terms and conditions for Select Group Assistant Referees, negotiating employment contracts for those SGARs and some other referees and supporting members in winning a ground-breaking age discrimination case in an Employment Tribunal.

We also represent Cricket Umpires in the County Championship and have provided support for our representatives in negotiations. The ECB has so far refused to recognise Prospect. Prospect has, however, represented several members including supporting members in an Employment Tribunal on age discrimination.

Prospect also represents grounds staff at some sports clubs and educational establishments and works closely with the Institute of Groundsmanship. We are working closely with the Institute to encourage members of the IoG to join Prospect.

Prospect also represents football referees and assistant referees in Scotland. These members are in the Scottish Football Referees Branch.