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Get involved with the Fans for Diversity campaign

A number of spaces are coming up on the Fans for Diversity campaign’s Guidance Group, and we are welcoming applications from fans who think they have something to offer to the campaign in 2020.

The Guidance Group is a mixture of fans from all backgrounds who follow football at all levels of the pyramid, each bringing their own insight on diversity issues and acting as a sounding board and valuable forum for discussion for the campaign.

Its aims are:

  • To bring together knowledge of best practice in diversity and inclusion, and to offer creative ideas for how to promote the campaign at all levels of the game
  • To provide suggestions and advice on topical issues within football
  • To work alongside fan groups and individuals to deliver projects
  • To assist in the direction, planning and organising of events, such as the Fans for Diversity Annual Awards, and to represent the campaign at regional events and meetings.

The group meets four times a year, but prospective members would also be encouraged to attend other events and represent the Fans for Diversity campaign when needed.

Micky Singh, Chairman of Birmingham City fans group Blues 4 All and member of the Guidance Group for the past season said: “Hearing the stories from other groups doing great work at other football clubs has been a great education – because that’s what it’s all about, education.

“It’s been great being involved with the group and hearing about the successes of fan groups like ours from around the country.

“No one person has all the answers, so to have the knowledge and passion that we have on the Fans for Diversity guidance group has been priceless.”

Want to get involved?

If you’d like to apply, send an email with no more than 500 words outlining your experience and background and why you think you’d be able to make a contribution to [email protected].

The closing date for entries is 25th November – successful candidates will be notified by the end of the month, with the next meeting of the group taking place on 16th December in London.

Fans For Diversity is a campaign programme run in partnership between the Football Supporters’ Association and Kick It Out, English football’s equality and inclusion organisation. Fans For Diversity encourages, funds and supports initiatives by fan groups to promote diversity and inclusion in football, and to challenge all forms of discrimination.

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Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball