Premier League has launched its own action plan, ‘No Room For Racism’, outlines six commitments under The Football Leadership Diversity Code, which aims to create greater access to opportunities and career progression for minority ethnic groups in football to eradicate racial prejudice. With the help of authorities and clubs, the tournament hopes to promote equality, diversity and inclusion by tackling discrimination.
Coming to the ‘No Room For Racism’ Action Plan’s commitments, the Premier League will focus on increasing diversity in leadership positions in all areas, creating a workforce with 42% for women and 18% of staff from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
To increase representation of coaches in the tournament, Premier League will also include coach development programmes and licensed courses. Next, they will ensure that every player has the opportunity to achieve their potential and for this they’ll conduct a comprehensive analysis to identify areas where action can be taken to widen access.
Using the appeal and reach of the League, the tournament will help children and young people reach their potential by promoting aspiration, education and pathways to opportunities. All this will be done through the Premier League Charitable Fund and the club’s inclusive community programmes such as Premier League Kicks.
Adopting a transparent approach, action against all forms of racism will be taken by the Premier League to have a safe environment for all. Finally under the ‘No Room For Racism’, they will also support clubs in setting clear targets for greater representation and guidance for under-represented groups.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 9, 2021