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Football: Ethnic Groups

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL6386, tabled on 1 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Premier League, (2) the English Football League, and (3) the Professional Footballers' Association, about BAME coaching representation.

Answered on

13 July 2020

The Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage has frequent discussions with football authorities covering a range of issues, including BAME representation in the sport.

The government welcomes steps being taken by the Premier League, English Football League and Professional Footballers’ Association to improve BAME coaching representation, including the recent announcement of a new coach placement scheme aimed at increasing the number of BAME players moving into full-time coaching roles in the professional game.