Recognising the importance and the contributions of the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorites in football and wider society
Glos FA celebrates Black History Month 2021
October is the Black History Month. It is about recognising the important contributions that the Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic communities have added to football & wider society.
This year the Black History Month theme is ‘Proud to Be’ – “The campaign aims to make Black History Month 2021 personal and unique to individuals, families and communities, focusing on how we’re all making history all the time in our own ways, as well as the contributions and achievements of Black people throughout history.”
Gloucestershire FA celebrated Black History Month with an online event on Thursday 21 October. Guest speakers joined from Gloucestershire FA Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG), England Football Learning, Cheltenham Town Football Club and Cheshire FA.
Attendees heard very inspiring stories shared by the speakers, their individual journeys, experiences and offering great advice. Cheshire FA CEO, Steve Smithies had this to say: “A really positive and inspirational evening.”
Gloucestershire FA Referee Development & Equality Officer, Roger Vaughan summed up his thought of the evening, “It was great to be involved again in the GFA Black History Month event and listen to such inspiring stories from our guests about their journey's in football. We really hope next year we can make it a physical event to celebrate the success of all participants of black heritage across our communities.'”
You can watch extracts or the full webinar from the evening on the GFA YouTube channel.