The Football Black List (FBL) regional celebrations – held in Birmingham and Manchester in 2022 – have been supported exclusively by the Football Association. Each event has seen the FBL team come together with the County FA’s in the area, as well as Black community and grassroots leaders, to create something very special.
The impact of the celebrations has been immense! With the events highlighting the incredible achievements of Black role models at the grassroots level of the game and in the community.
The event has also featured panels with Black leaders from a range of positions in football. The aim is to highlight the various pathways into working in the game. To visually bring to life the contributions of those receiving awards at the regional events, FBL has commissioned Black photographers to capture the work of the recipients in the community. These images are then highly visible both at the event and online.
We look forward to collaborating further with The FA and celebrating more communities throughout the UK.