Nominations now open for the Football Black List 2018
The Football Black List, an annual celebration of African and Caribbean achievement in British football, is now accepting nominations for this year’s list.
A key aim of the initiative is to highlight role models – working across a wide range of positions in football – to young people, to educate and encourage them to think about how they can get involved in the sport beyond the field of play.
The initiative, which is backed by Kick It Out, the Premier League, The FA, Professional Footballers Association, League Managers Association, BCOMS and FARE, provides an opportunity to reflect on how diverse the football industry is, discuss the under representation of people from African and Caribbean backgrounds, and how to address this issue.
Leon Mann, co-founder of the Football Black List, is calling now for nominations: “To create the most inclusive and genuinely representative list we need nominations that are reflective of the outstanding individuals across the game. We won’t know everyone out there – particularly at community and grassroots level. So please do not be shy!”
The categories on the Football Black List include administration, community and grassroots, players (for off-field work), media, practitioners, coaching and management, commercial and Ugo Ehiogu’s Ones To Watch (under 30 and excellent).
The deadline for nominations is Friday 27 April and they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a name, contact details and information on the nominee’s contribution to the game (maximum 200 words). Details can also be provided through online links such as YouTube, SoundCloud or other links.