Levels of BME coaches in professional football: 1st annual follow up report (October 2015)
A REPORT PREPARED BY DR STEVEN BRADBURY (LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY) ON BEHALF OF THE SPORTS PEOPLE’S THINK TANK.
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REPORT: NOVEMBER 2014 – ETHNIC MINORITIES AND COACHING IN ELITE LEVEL FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND – A CALL TO ACTION
BY THE SPTT AND DR STEVEN BRADBURY IN ASSOCIATION WITH FARE NETWORK
Although the issue of ethnic under-representation is regularly aired in public discussions, action has not matched the level of debate. English football is globally recognised with enormous social and financial capital at its fingertips, but the governing bodies have so far failed to bring about any meaningful change to increase coaching diversity.
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