A new football forum set up to support grassroots clubs from minority communities in Leicestershire has launched.
Leicestershire’s new Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Football Forum (BFF) – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – is appealing for spectators, players, coaches and family members across the Leicestershire and wider, to share their personal experiences of discrimination to shape future improvements.
The move follows a series of high-profile incidents in top flight football which have sparked calls for tougher action to address racism in the game.
The BFF is a new partnership of a number of grassroots football clubs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which have come together to develop a support network for BAME football clubs and their players.
The aim of the forum is to promote, support and encourage the development and progression of BAME football clubs locally and ensure the needs of the BAME football community are met.