SJFA were invited to the recent CoEJ Sports Development Seminar on Sunday 18th December 2016 at Wembley Stadium, and represented by:
One of the agenda slots was allocated to SJFA allowing us to share our experiences and set up.
Aims and Objectives
– Discuss potential funding available to those who wish to become professional football coaches, referees, players, or hosting semi pro clubs.
– Understand and appreciate the need for more ethnic minorities to get involved with professional football.
– Gain an insight into what other sports clubs are doing, how they train, what format is used and how they work with local professional teams.
– How to handle being in the media spotlight as an ethnic minority professional football player.
– Network with those attending from the English F.A.
– 09.30: Welcome, registration, tea served
– 10.00: Introductions and CoEJ welcome
– 10.30: Head of FA Diversity on the FA’s objectives and ideas
– 11.00: local FA representative professional development for clubs and individuals.
– 12.00: Salaat & Lunch
– 13.00: Stanmore football set-up as an example
– 13.20: Peterborough Shia Sports on working with local Football Club
– 13.40: Mohammed Haider on Arsenal TV experiences in football, TV & Islamophobia.
– 14.00: Local FA continued Q&A individual Jamaats
– 15:30: Stadium Tour
– 16:30: Finish