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Ethnic minorities and coaching in elite level football in England: 2016 update

A REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SPORTS PEOPLE’S THINK TANK, PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2016, BY THE SPTT AND THE FARE NETWORK IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUGHBOROUGH.

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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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Formed by sports people for sports people

The SPTT is all about thought leadership and sportspeople proactively playing their part in finding solutions to issues within sports.

The organisation was formed by sports people, for sports people to address social, cultural, and all common issues current sports professionals and ex-sports professionals consider important and in need of change.

The main purpose of the SPTT is to effect change. What is required to change will vary depending on the social climate at the time and the requirements of the SPTT’s members.

The SPTT is the voice of its members and sportspeople in general. We believe sportspeople can play a greater role in addressing pressing issues in sport – and as a group, we are determined to do so.

OUR TEAM

Everyone involved in the SPTT is passionate about positive change in sport – and have committed themselves to ensuring that the organisation is proactive and focused on progress. Membership to the SPTT is governed by the SPTT’s Articles of Association and is restricted to current or ex-professional athletes. This is what makes the SPTT truly unique. It is set up by sportspeople, for sportspeople.

The founding members of the SPTT are graduates of the corporate governance forum and thus have an in-depth understanding of the requirements of a board to govern and steer the direction of an organisation
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Jason Roberts MBE

Jason Roberts is a former Professional Footballer and Football Pundit. In 2007, Jason established and became Chairman of the Jason Roberts Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of youngsters through sport. In 2009, Jason was awarded an MBE for services to sport.
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Leon Mann

With over a decade of experience working in sport and media, Leon has worked with, and alongside, some of the world’s leading companies, most notably – the BBC. In 2010, Leon founded the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS), having already co-founded The Football Black List.
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Kelly Sotherton

Kelly is a multi medal winning heptathlete which includes Olympic Bronze and commonwealth champion. She currently sits on the IAAF Womens committee, Athlete representative on British Athletics Anti-doping panel and is an NED at Adullam Housing Association.
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Darren Moore

A dynamic and driven English UEFA A Licence coach, with over 20 years playing and coaching experience gained from some of the country’s top clubs, Darren is strongly committed to staff development and achieving excellence.
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Michael Johnson

Michael has a number of coaching qualifications including a UEFA Pro Licence. He has held a variety of coaching positions and played for a number of teams during his career. Michael is a current member of the Football Inclusion Advisory Board, who report to the FA on all issues surrounding inclusion in the game.
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Nathan Talbot

After retiring from professional football at the age of 21 Nathan qualified as a solicitor into a large Midlands law firm. He specialises in Commercial Litigation and Sports Disputes advising a wide range of PLC’s, national governing bodies and individuals.

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