THE GUARDIAN AND THE TIMES NEWSPAPERS
Steve Frosdick’s departure from UEFA for integrity reasons was first reported by David Conn in The Guardian and then by Tom Roddy in The Times under the headlines “Revealed: Uefa safety consultant quit and expressed concerns in February” and “Safety expert Steve Frosdick quit Uefa role after ‘raising concerns’ about Zeljko Pavlica’s leadership”. The story was also carried in multiple languages across the international news media.
EU-FUNDED SAFE STADIUM PROJECT
Steve Frosdick joined the project team in Madrid and participated in the project meetings, workshops and visit to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
UEFA NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS DIVISION
In his final assignment for UEFA, Steve Frosdick and colleagues designed, developed and delivered an online Stadium and Security Webinar in February 2022. From 20 minutes into the webinar, Steve was interviewed about the problems of objects and missiles being thrown, and of stairways and vomitories being blocked.
UEFA National Associations Division 2
Steve Frosdick was part of the team which designed, developed and delivered the 2021 Stadium and Security online webinar. Steve was one of the panellists on the two-hour talk-show looking at lessons from the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament and other contemporary topics such as pitch invasions. The event was recorded and uploaded to YouTube.
Football Union of Russia
Steve Frosdick spoke at a Webinar for Russian Security Officers. Steve covered two topics: safety and security incidents over the first two parts of the season; and the safe return of spectators to the stadium.
Steve Frosdick spoke at a meeting of elite professional sports to lobby for the adoption of one metre social distancing (rather than two metres) when spectators are permitted to return to sports grounds in Wales. Steve’s remarks were reported in The Guardian newspaper.
Returning to Russia for the third session in a series, Steve Frosdick was part of a team which delivered two days of joint training for club/stadium safety/security managers and police match commanders in Russia.
Steve Frosdick was part of a team which delivered a safety and security seminar to support the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan and their partners in clubs and the public authorities with their preparations for future tournaments.
Steve Frosdick was co-moderator for a pyrotechnics masterclass for the Football Federation of North Macedonia.
Steve Frosdick was again the main speaker at the Polish Football Association’s annual 'Safe Stadium' Conference. His keynote speech covered cooperation between the event organiser and the police within the integrated approach to safety, security and service in Poland.
Steve Frosdick was co-moderator for a joint training event hosted by the Football Association of Moldova (FAM). The programme was attended by club/stadium safety/security officers, police officers involved with football, FAM staff and other partners.
Steve Frosdick undertook a stadium inspection and led a seminar for the Hong Kong Football Association and its partners.
Steve Frosdick was part of a team which delivered two days of joint training for club/stadium safety/security managers and police match commanders in Hungary.
Steve Frosdick was part of a team which delivered four days of joint training for stadium safety/security managers and police match commanders in Cyprus.
Continuing the series of Pyrotechnics masterclasses, Steve Frosdick co-moderated a two day event for the Croatian Football Federation.
Gerald Toms and Chris Baker delivered a ‘train the trainer’ course to support the Football Federation of Ukraine in their preparations for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Finals.
Steve Frosdick and colleagues again returned to Moscow to complete a third stewarding 'train the trainer course for the Football Union of Russia. The trainers went on to train the stewards who will work at the twelve stadiums to be used for the 2018 World Cup.
Writing in the Guardian on 12 September 2017, football journalist David Conn interviewed Steve Frosdick for an article entitled Clubs step up counter-terrorism before Champions League.
In August, Steve Frosdick gave six presentations at two separate security officer conferences organised by the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
In June, Steve Frosdick was a speaker at the fourth international conference Safety Management of Sports Competitions organised by the Faculty of Sport at the University "Union – Nikola Tesla" in Belgrade, Serbia.
In February, Steve Frosdick and colleagues returned to Moscow to complete a second stewarding 'train the trainer course for the Football Union of Russia. The trainers went on to train the stewards who worked at the four stadiums used for the 2017 Confederations Cup.
In November, Steve Frosdick was in Baku as a main contributor to a football safety and security seminar organised by the Association of Football Federations Azerbaijan.
Steve Frosdick was a guest speaker at the United Arab Emirates Pro League Committee’s Pre-Season Workshop in August in Abu Dhabi.
In February, Steve Frosdick and colleagues undertook a stewarding ‘train the trainer course in Moscow for the Football Union of Russia. The trainers were then responsible for training steward working at stadiums in the Russian Premier League.
June saw the culmination of several year's work for Steve Frosdick and his client, Celtic FC in Glasgow, when the club was finally granted permission to install the first rail seating (safe standing) system in a UK football ground. Sky Sports included in their news report an interview with Steve and a video of his live television demonstration of the seat.
Steve Frosdick was part of a multi-agency delegation which delivered a joint training course for police match commanders and stadium safety and security officers in Cyprus in January.