Could safe standing return at football matches? Meet the Suffolk fan leading the march for change
PUBLISHED: 06:00 10 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 June 2018
Meet Suffolk student and Ipswich Town season ticket holder Owen Riches, who is leading the calls for a return to safe standing at football grounds in England.
Be honest: what had you achieved by the time you turned 17? Managed a B in your French GSCE? Survived a week in Malia? Completed Grand Theft Auto on the hardest setting?
Or launched the ground-breaking campaign that could soon prompt a seismic shift in a policy that successive governments have maintained uncompromisingly for a quarter of a century?
Meet Owen Riches: the A-level student from Suffolk and Ipswich Town season ticket holder leading the march for a change in the law that would allow for the return of standing at football in England.
In January, he started a petition urging the government to think again about reversing Lord Justice Taylor’s all-seater stadia recommendation, which came after 96 Liverpool fans were killed in the horrific crush at Hillsborough in 1989.