Football: Asian Women’s Workforce Partnership win Workforce Award

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 April 2018

The football season is approaching the latter stages of the season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

The football season is approaching the latter stages of the season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Scheme supports the elimination of racial discrimination

Redbridge’s Asian Women’s Workforce Partnership has been recognised for their work to use new and creative ways to engage, develop and support sport’s workforce.

The group includes Vision Redbridge, the Muslimah Sports Association and London Sport, backed by the Essex County FA and Redbridge Council, and encourages Asian women across the borough to take up football coaching.

The group tackles low sports participation among female minorities and 15 women were recently given tailored support to help them complete their FA Level One Coaching Course.

Essex County FA Football Development Officer Cindi Chatha was happy to play a part in winning the award.

“Throughout the season we work to ensure every individual has the opportunity of participating within football in some shape or form, without being discriminated against,” said Chatha.

“The International Day helps promote this work and enforces that message that football is for all and racism will not be tolerated.

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to everyone involved in this project, which is a really positive step forward for football inclusion in Essex.”

Yashmin Harun, Chair and Founder of the Muslimah Sports Association, added: “We are extremely proud to be have been given such recognition with this award.

“This is for all the partners who worked relentlessly to deliver a tailored course to meet the needs of the local community.

“More importantly, it goes to show what can be achieved when stakeholders come together with the same goal in mind.

“We would especially like to thank Mark Healy of Vision Redbridge, Lorna Leach from London Sport and Cindi Chatha and Andrew Crowl from the Essex County FA, who believed in the project from the outset.

“Recognition should also be given to the women who participated in the course.

“By taking this first step onto their coaching journey they have already broken down so many barriers which they should be so proud about.”

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