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The Football Black List is back!

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THE PREMIER League are to support the Football Black List celebration next month. The Football Black List, published in The Voice, highlights members of the black community for their contribution across football.

The list focuses not only on those that perform on the field, but also those who work tirelessly behind the scenes and the champions at grassroots level, often referred to as the lifeblood of the beautiful game. Also gaining recognition for their work are those who work in the media either as journalists, broadcasters and pundits.

Efforts

Now the Premier League is set to support a celebration that will showcase the efforts of those on the list and bring the football family together.

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore told the Voice of Sport:

“The Premier League is known for being a diverse and cosmopolitan football competition.

“We and our clubs are working hard to ensure that we are as well-known for high levels of diversity off the pitch.

“The Football Black List provides an ideal opportunity to demonstrate our commitment in this area while championing some of the great work and achievements of individuals from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities succeeding at all levels of the game.

“They are the ones that will provide the example and leadership for others to follow and we are pleased to be able to support this celebration.”

The first celebration was held at the House of Commons in 2008, before Wembley Stadium hosted the event twice in 2009 and 2010.

This year’s Football Black List event will be staged at Village Underground in central London next month.

Celebration

The Voice has an enviable record of recognising those that achieve and set a fine example in our community and the latest edition of the Football Black List, published last May, continues that trend. There were some new names on the list and produced further evidence of the growing influence of our community within the beautiful game.

Amongst the new names are Mimi Fawaz, an expert on African football, and Jason Euell the senior professional development coach at Charlton Athletic.

Read The Voice next week for more news on the Football Black List celebration.

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