The joint FA and BACA day on June 10th at Brighton FC training group was attended by over 38 coaches with presentations on the work of BACA, Talent Identification and an inter-active workshop on whether coaching is inclusive. The mixed audience of gender, race and nationality represented a new rainbow orientation to working across inter-connected identities, but sadly not BAME women. It was also important to extend the discussion around race equality in coaching to the areas of disabilities and mental health, and we are thankful to Pam Chandler’s
The afternoon saw two coaching presentations, one from Paul Holder, Head of Academy on game related realistic practices focusing on players decisions relevant to the area of the pitch focused on simple layers of challenges to increase decision making. The classroom session examine the historical changes and challenges for Asian players lead by Rashid Abba from West Ham United through the use of creative inter-active cards.
BACA/FA Event at South Khalsa
Another interesting and positive BACA/FA development day at South Khalsa in Wolverhampton with great presentations on Talent Identification Level 2, an interactive workshop on how inclusive is coaching compared to the national data and a fantastic coaching presentation by Paul Williams previously of Nottingham Forest. The event with a creative and innovative outline of the history of Asian players and a panel discussion on the issues facing women, BAME and disabled coaches progressing through the coaching pathway.