Public lecture: Levelling the field? Challenging racialised inequities in men’s football
This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Steven Bradbury, Senior Lecturer in Sport, Equality and Diversity at Loughborough University, on Thursday 20th October at 5:30pm. The talk will discuss identifying and challenging racialised inequities in men’s professional football coaching in England.
Despite the longstanding racial diversity of the playing workforce in (men’s) elite level football in England, there has been a minimal throughput of racially minoritised players into senior coaching positions at professional clubs. This lecture will draw on research undertaken by Dr Bradbury (and other scholars working in the field) to identify the key factors which have limited the realisation of equitable opportunities, experiences and outcomes for racially minoritised coaches. It will also evaluate the scope, implementation and effectiveness of new targeted ‘positive action’ measures designed to diversify the professional football coaching workforce.
The lecture will conclude by suggesting that such measures should be more strongly interventionist and transformational in their policy intentions and ideological scope, and that key stakeholder bodies should work collaboratively to adopt a more holistic legislative and pedagogical approach to tackling racialised inequities in football coaching.
This public lecture is free to attend and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The event will take place online via Zoom and will last for approximately an hour. To book your place please complete the online booking form, you will be emailed joining details the day before the talk.
This talk will be recorded and the recording will be made available online a few days after the event.
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