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Why so few British Asians in football?

Despite making up around 7% of the UK population, currently only 0.3% of professional footballers are of British Asian origin. In a new survey, we are looking to get fans’ views on why they think this is, and what can and should be done to improve representation from the British Asian community. 

Working in partnership with athlete life management company Beyond Entertainment, we’re asking questions around the perceived barriers to entry for British Asians into the professional game, and why they haven’t prospered to the same extent as Black British athletes over the past 30 years.

Are there cultural barriers in place? Does the lack of role models dissuade participation? Are there structural biases that prevent the identification and nurturing of young British Asian talent?

Are players like Leicester City and England under-21 international Hamza Choudhury (picture above) the first in a new generation, or still destined to be outliers?

You can help us out by taking the 2 minute survey here.

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