“Asian Football”-factor, okay so it needs a catchier title….

March 27, 2009

Commercial, discrimination

Source: http://football.uk.reuters.com/world/news/LQ282576.php

Following on from an earlier post on Asian Football in the UK, the following announcement has just been made by Chelsea:

Chelsea Football club have just announced that they will be holding open trials at their training ground in Cobham for youngsters from Asian backgrounds in May, with the most talented being offered a three-day residential trial. The trials are open to players in the under-12, 13 and 14 age groups and will be open to London and South-East based players from Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi backgrounds.

Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux said:  “We realise that there is a lack of representation of players from Asian backgrounds within the game and we hope that the competition will help inspire Asian youngsters. We want to show that race is no barrier to joining our club and that opportunities for Asian players do exist.”

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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