Taking place on Wednesday 28 April, our Q&A session panellists will share their experiences within football, answering questions surrounding inclusivity and how we can make football inclusive to all. There will also be an opportunity to ask your own questions at the end.
The session will focus on creating an inclusive environment with the support of the following panellists:
Jordan is a Level 4 referee, refereeing in the Combined Countries Premier League at supply league level after following his dad’s footsteps at 16. He is mixed race, with his parents being of English and Bajan descent respectively.
Recently, he became the club secretary for his own Sunday league adult’s team, Epsom Rovers FC. He then began working for the London FA as Football Services Administrator after leaving his previous role with A&H International, supplying referee equipment to referees globally.
Chloe is the current number 1 goalkeeper for Crystal Palace Women in the Women's Championship. Prior to this, she was with Tottenham Hotspur Women from 2014-2020, seeing them into their first year in the WSL. Chloe is also a goalkeeper coach for Goaldiggers FC, a womxn and non-binary club, based in London. Separate from football, Chloe is a full-time civil litigation lawyer for a London firm.
Josh is a Level 5 London FA referee who is openly gay. He referees in leagues across London and has also had appointments in the FA Cup, FA Youth Cup and FA Vase this season.
James is a Level 4 referee who referees on the Eastern Counties Senior League, as well as Essex Sunday Corinthian on Sunday mornings. He has been refereeing since Spring 2013 and sees refereeing the London Sunday Junior County Cup final as one of his most notable achievements, alongside refereeing at Wembley.
As Grassroots Manager, Tajean is responsible for the implementation and delivery of Kick It Out’s work in grassroots football. He also supports Kick It Out's reporting processes and procedures in the grassroots game, as well as working in close partnership with The Football Association and County FAs (CFAs) to support their equality work. Tajean also oversees the delivery of Kick It Out's Grassroots Activity Fund, which offers financial and logistical support to applicants running events or initiatives that facilitate diversity and equality in football.
Alistair played for high profile clubs in his youth, but several knee injuries led to him combined playing semi-professional football with studying for a career in quantity surveying. However, in 2006, he was involved in a car accident which claimed the life of his best friend, fracturing his skull and spending two months in a coma, seemingly ending his playing career.
Fours years on, Alistair was contacted by England and Team GB Paralympic coach Lyndon Lynch to try out for the cerebral palsy team leading to him making his Team GB debut in 2011. From then, Alistair became a crucial member and now acts as a mentor and speaker for the next generation of footballers and was inducted to the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.
DATE: Wednesday 28 April 2021
TIME: 6:30pm start, 8:00pm finish (log on from 6:15pm)
ACCESS: Teams link will be sent out via email on the day of the event.
If you have any questions about this event, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.