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FA Pioneers Day 150

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I received a pleasant New Year’s present when The FA placed a link to one of our collaborative productions with Spinx Media for the London FA on their website http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/equality/race-equality . Such endorsement, even if temporary, is not to be taken lightly as the organisation only places productions on the site from its own in-house team. My credits/role – camera / production assistant.

The following is the wording that accompanied the piece ….

“In October 2013, the London FA invited 150 local students, in line with The FA’s 150th birthday celebrations, to take part in Pioneers Day.

The event, coordinated by London FA’s Inclusion Officer Darren Smith, aimed to give a diverse group of young people a taste of the various careers in football beyond becoming a player. The students took part in six different workshops including coaching, working with teams, disability football, promoting the game, refereeing and TV and radio interviewing. 

Pioneers Day supports The FA’s National Game Strategy by increasing football opportunities to women and minority groups and by raising their awareness of the pathways that are available. The initiative also supports English Football’s Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Plan 2012-17 by introducing and encouraging young BAME people to become qualified coaches and referees. The day was also supported by Kick It Out, The BBC and other key individuals from across the game.”

Pioneers Day Production

Wishing you all the best of success for 2014.