Inclusion Advisory Group Here at London FA we have embraced the Anti-Discrimination Plan and will be continuing to work to address the key issues and the challenges that exist within the County.

Aim

The purpose of the Inclusion Advisory Group will be to provide advice, guidance and make recommendations to our Board on all equality matters and comment on any oversights in relation to our delivery/action plan.

The group meets formally, a minimum of four times each calendar year and support the County FA to deliver its Inclusion Action Plan. The group will lead a pivotal role in developing this Plan and overseeing its delivery.

CHAIR

Edward Lord OBE JP

Member of the FA Disciplinary Anti-Discrimination Chairmen's Panel

Members

Manisha Tailor

By profession I am a qualified headteacher and have been teaching since 2001, although now working within football with varied roles.  I work as a coach on The Rachel Yankey Football programme delivering PE sessions to 5-11 years olds, as well as a tutor on Rachel’s education project ‘Elite Athlete Experience Day’.  I am a volunteer coach at Gibbons wreckers based in North West London as well as working for Middlesex County FA in their girls player development centre. I scout for Brentford FA academy with my remit being 6-12 year olds.  I am an ambassador for the FA’s Football needs campaign, the British Sport Talent Foundation and sit on the Women’s Sport trust Grants Board.  

Samir Singh – Arsenal in the Community, Community Development

Londoner, Samir Singh, 33, from Newington Green, has lived in Islington and Hackney his entire life. In 2005
he joined Arsenal FC as museum curator and was tasked with moving the existing museum and archive
collection to the new stadium. Since 2006, as well as continuing with museum duties, he has worked for
Arsenal in the Community - the Club's social outreach programme - as community development officer.
He has worked on a wide range of education, heritage, equalities, disability, health, social inclusion and
charitable initiatives for mostly young people across north London. Previous experience includes working
as assistant curator at Islington Museum for two years on a wide range of exhibitions and research
projects and in arts consultancy looking at non-user engagement with the heritage sector. He attended
Westminster School before reading Classics at Wadham College, Oxford University, with a focus on
Greek & Roman art and archaeology. He is currently a board member for an Islington based arts charity -
All Change Arts - and on the grassroots advisory panel for the football charity Kick It Out. Samir's personal
interests are London history, visiting the capital's museums and galleries and following The Arsenal home
and away.       

Abdal Ahmed – Tower Hamlets Youth Foundation, Football Development Officer

Abdal is the Extra Curriculum Manger at Tower Hamlet Youth Sport Foundation, a charity based in East London.  Abdal has been involved in football development in London for the last 15 years in various forms (player, coach, referee and administrator).
Abdal believes football is a key tool to bringing communities together and that is one of reasons why Abdal is working with Inclusion Advisory Board at the London FA to bring change and diversity within football.
          
Dave Raval

Dave is a former FA Football for All Ambassador and Level 4 Referee for LFA. Previous roles have included Referee Director for the International Gay & Lesbian Football Association.

 

Marc Elliott

Edward Connell

Hugh Chambers

Victoria Sharkey

Darren Smith – London FA FDO for Inclusion & Small Sided

George Dorling – Chairman of the London Football Association

Tony Sharples – Deputy Chairman of the London Football Association

Louise Dorling – London FA Council Member

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