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Moore: FA's Diversity Code a positive step

1 November 2020

Darren Moore believes the FA’s Football Leaders Diversity Code is another positive step as football works towards being more diverse.

The code sets a target for football clubs to work towards bringing the diversity of the off-field staff and coaching workforce more in line with the diversity shown on the field and looks to create further opportunities for BAME candidates.

“It’s excellent and it’s a shared target which I think everyone is in agreement with,” said Moore.

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“I think most clubs are signing up for it and everyone wants to contribute and see that inclusion within the game.

“The game is good, but I really feel in my heart that it could be so much better with more inclusion and increasing the diversity of people in a coaching capacity to better represent the diversity of the players on the training pitches.

“If we can get an overall holistic approach, backed by everybody and including everybody that can only be good for the professional came and for communities and society in general.”

Doncaster Rovers are among around 40 clubs who have already pledged to commit to meeting the targets set in the code which will ensure increased opportunities from minority candidates, something which Moore believes is the most important thing.

“There are a multitude of qualified candidates out there. I’ve got a list as long as my arm of qualified coaches across all backgrounds, men and women, who just need the opportunity to be seen,” Moore added.

“There are people out there who are hungry to get back in the game and share their experience and knowledge. They love this game, they want to serve this game and give back to it.

“Hopefully, the code coming in will allow people to enjoy these opportunities.”

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