The Football Association will start revisiting its Asian community forums from next week.
Eight forums will take place across the country over the next three months, beginning at Luton Town on Monday 20 January (6-9pm).
‘Bringing Opportunities to Communities’ was the FA’s first plan to address Asian inclusion in the grassroots game. It was launched in 2015 after consultation with Asian communities in eight different parts of the country and over 500 people.
After the delivery of that plan, the FA consulted again with the same communities in 2018, before designing and launching the second phase of Bringing Opportunities to Communities in April 2019, a new-three year plan.
The FA’s Equality & Diversity Manager, Kevin Coleman, told ConnectSport: “During the 2018 consultation, we promised that we would come back to those same eight Asian community heartlands to tell them in person what we were going to do next and what had so far been achieved.
“At each forum we will provide an update on the second phase of the FA’s Asian Inclusion plan, an update on our wider inclusion work, case studies of good practice and some details on the current state of play.”
“We have facilitated networking to make sure attendees are able to meet some of the right people within local football and within local Asian communities.”
He added: “We are keen to speak to as many people as possible at these forums so please forward this on to anyone else you feel may be interested,
“All forums will be free to attend, in accessible venues and appropriate food will be provided for all communities.”