FA Council to welcome Danielle Carter
England and Arsenal Women’s Danielle Carter has been appointed as a member of The FA Council.
Danielle follows in the footsteps of eight new members, including; The FA Youth Council’s Sarah Nickless, The PFA’s Iffy Onoura and BUCS’ Professor Dominic Shellard, who joined The FA Council in July.
In addition to playing as a forward for the North London side, Danielle is also a graduate of ‘On the Board’ – a scheme aimed at promoting boardroom diversity within football – and sits on the Hertfordshire FA’s Disciplinary Panel.
Ahead of joining The FA Council, Danielle said: “I really feel I can make a difference and be of benefit to football in England. There’s a long road ahead but hopefully I can be a driving force for change.
“I think I could be a good person to help make that happen, especially because I’m still playing. It is going to take time but The FA is already making changes and steps in the right direction.”
Paul Elliott CBE, Chair of The FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board, said: “As part of our Governance Reforms, we are committed to growing both diversity and inclusivity on The FA Council.
“I am therefore delighted to welcome Danielle – the addition of her voice will have a positive impact upon its decision making, provide a more accurate representation of the game’s constituencies and represents a significant step forward for the organisation.”
To learn more about ‘On the Board’, please visit Professional Footballers Association website.