Marcus Rashford earns a place on the Football Black List for child food poverty work

Marcus Rashford earns a place on the Football Black List for child food poverty work

The list celebrates the positive influencers from the black community in the sport. Marcus Rashford’s tireless campaigning to tackle child food poverty has earned him a place on the Football Black List.

And The Manchester United and England forward has made the 2020 list. Which celebrates positive influencers from the black community in the sport. For his work in successfully lobbying Government for an extension of free school meal provision.

And then The Football Black List was founded by Rodney Hinds and Leon Mann in 2008. And members selected by an expert panel from the black community and the football industry.


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Other players joining Rashford on the list are Crystal Palace goalkeeper Chloe Morgan, for raising awareness of black inclusion and LGBT+ representation in the women’s game, Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings and Watford’s Troy Deeney for challenging racial injustice and Palace forward Wilfried Zaha for his efforts to support nurses during the coronavirus pandemic.


Hinds said: “Yet again the Football Black List has unearthed many in the community that are doing great work.

“The efforts of Marcus Rashford deserve acclaim alongside the others on the list who go about their business for the good of others.

“After a year of challenges, it is great to be provided with inspiration.”

Edleen John, the Football Association’s co-partner for equality, diversity and inclusion, Villa Women sporting director Eni Aluko and QPR’s director of football Les Ferdinand feature in non-playing sections of the list.

List in full:

Cyrille Regis Players:
Chloe Morgan – Crystal Palace Women
Marcus Rashford – Manchester United and England
Troy Deeney – Watford
Tyrone Mings –  Aston Villa and England
Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast


And Administration
Edleen John – director of international relations, corporate affairs and diversity, Football Association
Eni Aluko – sporting director, Aston Villa Women
Jade Morgan – general manager, Leicester Women
Les Ferdinand – director of football, QPR
Marie Gabriel – chair, West Ham United Foundation

Also Coaching and management
Alex Dyer – manager, Kilmarnock
And Ashley Boasah and Cornelius Nwadialor – joint managers, Tooting and Mitcham
And then Jason Euell – under-23 head coach, Charlton
Also Karleigh Osborne – women’s head coach, Brentford
Also then Tony Whelan – assistant academy director, Manchester United

And then Commercial
Ashanti George-Faure – senior talent manager, Refresh Sports
And Faina Msellam – sports industry advisory board member, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
And then Marvin Morgan – chief executive, Fresh Ego Kid
Also Nathan Thompson – commercial director, West Ham
And also then Warren Haughton – director, Haughton Consultancy

Also Community and grassroots
Diane Sawyers – operations manager, Holford Drive Community Sports Hub
And Duke Harrison-Hunter – equality, diversity and inclusion officer, Pompey in the Community
And then Emma Trent – head of programmes, Notts County Football in the Community
Also Harold Bennett – founder, North London Limited
Also then Dr Michael Seeraj – head of equality diversity and inclusion, Charlton


Annette Nelson – education lead, Football v Homophobia

Also Media
Carl Anka – football reporter, The Athletic
And Charlene Gravesande – special projects journalist, Sky Sports
And then Hugh Woozencroft – sports broadcaster, talkSPORT
Also Jessica Creighton – sports reporter, Sky Sports
Also then Micah Richards – freelance broadcaster

And then Practitioners
Hayley Bennett – founder, WeAreNutmegs
And Jason Lee – equalities education executive, Professional Footballers’ Association
And then Marvin Robinson – chief executive, Peterborough United Foundation
Also Dr Matt Ogunsanya – club doctor, Watford
Also then Sam Allison – national group referee, Professional Game Match Officials Limited

Marcus Rashford earns a place on the Football Black List for child food poverty work

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