Mohammed Valjy (SJFA Chair) and Shafique Govani (Welfare Officer & Head of Relations) attended a FA event entitled Bringing Opportunities to Communities. The event was held at Villa Park Stadium in Birmingham. The aim of the event was to give the FA the opportunity to share their details on Asian Inclusion over the next three years.
As well as the FA team explaining the above, there was also a Q&A panel session with:
Rosie Kmita of West Ham United Ladies,
Parm Gill of GNG Gravesend FC,
Butch Fazal of The FA and formerly Chair of the National Asians in Football Forum and
Les Reed, The FA’s new Technical Director.
Before the main event, two workshops were ran around Asian coaching diversity and about being an Asian fan.
The agenda for the evening was as follows:
- 4.30-6.00pm – Coaching & Fan experience workshop
- 6.30-8.00pm – Bringing Opportunities to Communities
- 8.00-8.45pm – Panel Q&A
- 8.45-9.00pm – Wrap-up