The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body for football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels and with footballers of all abilities; from grassroots through to the professional game. The FA is responsible for the FA Cup, Women’s Super League, and all the England teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park. The FA oversee several disability squads which participate in international tournaments, including powerchair where England are the European Champions, as well as for footballers who are blind, partially-sighted, deaf or have cerebral palsy.
The Football Association is seeking to appoint four independent members onto its Disability Committee to give specific input and advice on all matters relating to disability football, as well as Inclusion, equality, and diversity.
The FA Disability Committee reports directly to the board. The Committee receives delegated authority from the FA Board to manage disability football right through from the grassroots level of the game up to its international squads. This includes supporting the development and implementation of The FA National Game Strategy and decisions on how funding allocated by The FA is spent and distributed within disability football.
Independent members have full status at Committee Meetings and will be encouraged to air their views as equal members. They will have a full vote when any decisions need to be taken.
The Disability Committee comprises up to 14 members, including 7 who represent different stakeholders within the National Game and Professional Game on The FA Council. The independent members we are looking to appoint do not have to be a current FA Council Member. We are looking for people who will bring their own knowledge and experience of disability across sport with, preferably, complementary skills from the existing FA Council Members.
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