John Stevenson MP has praised Carlisle United Football Club for its contribution to the community.

The Carlisle representative visited Brunton Park last week to see the club's work first-hand and discuss forthcoming legislation on the sport's governance, regulation, and financial stability.

Mr Stevenson said: "Carlisle United is so much more than a football club.

"The work they deliver in our community, in particular with disadvantaged groups is vital and so often unrecognised unless you are directly involved in a scheme of work.

"The club plays a huge role in the city and punches well above its weight.

"That’s why I was keen to lobby Government for changes to football governance at this level."

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James Tose, CEO of Carlisle United Sports Development Trust, said: "It was great to have John visit us again at Brunton Park.

"John has been a keen supporter of the impactful work that the clubs charity provides for the local and wider community."

The Football Governance White Paper is due to be reviewed by Parliament next month, with potential changes set to impact how English football is run at all levels.