The Thatcher’s Gold Stand at Huish Park. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The UK Government have released details of the total number of banning orders across the top five divisons.

Three Yeovil Town fans received Football Banning Orders (FBOs) during the 2021-22 season taking the total number of active orders to five.

In total, sides in the National League saw 25 new FBOs issued with Wrexham (9), Grimsby (7) and Chesterfield (4) the only sides to see more new FBOs issued than the Glovers.

The Government website reports on the overall picture across the leagues;

Football banning orders
As at 28 July 2022, 1,308 football banning orders were in force. In the 2021 to 2022 football season, 516 new banning orders were issued, which is around 94% of the 2018 to 2019 football season (pre COVID-19) level.

Reported incidents at football matches
Incidents were reported at 1,609 football matches in the 2021 to 2022 football season (53% of matches). The number of matches with reported incidents increased by 60% (+602 matches) compared with 1,007 matches in the 2018 to 2019 season.

The most reported types of incidents were pyrotechnics (729 matches where incidents were reported), throwing missiles (561) and public order or anti-social behaviour incidents involving youth supporters (444).

Yeovil Town’s three new FBO’s in a single season represents the worst single season figure listed on the current table which dates back to the 2014-15 season.

The statutory duration of a football banning order is a minimum period of 3 years and no more than 5 years (unless a custodial sentence is issued).

In total, five Yeovil supporters are currently subject to a FBO, all of these are categorised as being Males between 18-34 years old.

Furthermore, there were 108 ‘football related’ arrests across the entire National League during the 2021/22 season, with ‘Public Disorder’ (29), ‘Pitch Incursion’ (20) and ‘Throwing Missiles’ (13) the most common reason for arrest.

New Banning Orders for Yeovil Town supporters by season since the start of the 2018/19 season.

2018/19 – League Two – 1

2020/21 – National League – 2

2021/22 – National League – 3

The full report can be viewed here:



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