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Volume 10 No. 24
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Kick It Out Director Roisin Wood Says British Football Clubs Need To Diversify

Anti-discrimination body Kick It Out Dir Roisin Wood said that football "clubs should consider employing a minority candidate when it comes to choosing between two with similar qualifications," according to Saj Chowdhury of the BBC. Wood said that football in Britain would benefit from "diversification." Wood: "It's about positive action." Wood added that the FA was one football organization that was making an effort to change the perception of "old boys' club" at administration level, with National Game & Women's Football Dir Kelly Simmons and FA Non Exec Dir Heather Rabatts "both handed senior positions in the past two years." However, Wood said the change in football was not happening "fast enough" (BBC, 7/30).