Statement by the Jason Kilby (CEO of the Amateur Football Alliance) and fully endorsed by everyone within the Amateur Football Combination from it's Executive Committee to the clubs and players.
Black Lives Matter. We stand with everyone fighting against racism, especially within football. We can never do enough, we can always do more. We never turn a blind eye to discrimination, we call it out, we try to educate or sanction (or both).
We do not agree that the method of removing the statue of a slave trader matters more than removing what it symbolises. We don’t always agree that the sanctions in football handed out against incidents of racism is enough, we will continue to push to improve.
We want more diversity on our Board, on our Council, among our staff, in our football teams. Until racism is eradicated, we will fight against it. We commit to being an anti-racist organisation. We commit to equality for all. We commit to using our influence to fight racism.
If you can help us, we will listen.
We can be contacted on 020 8733 2613 or firstname.lastname@example.org