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Monday, 26th October 2015

UK: Levels of BME coaches in professional football

Source: Sports People's Think Tank (UK)

From the Introduction:

In November 2014, the Sports People’s Think Tank (SPTT) in association with the FARE Network and Loughborough University produced a report entitled ‘Ethnic minorities and coaching in elite level football in England: a call to action’. This original report provided statistical data identifying the low levels of representation of BME coaches undertaking core coach education qualifications and in employment as coaches at professional football clubs. The report also drew on the experiences of elite level BME coaches to identify a series of key explanations for the low levels of BME coaches in the professional game.....

The findings in this short ‘follow-up’ report include a series of new updated figures outlining the levels of representation of BME coaches undertaking coach education qualifications and in employment at professional clubs in September 2015:....  These annual reviews are intended to measure the demographic diversity of the coaching workforce of professional football and to monitor any upward or downward trends in the levels of BME coach representation over time.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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