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Inclusion Strategy Advisory Group

Norfolk County FA have recently set up their first Inclusion Strategy Advisory Group (ISAG). The ISAG’s focus will be to check, challenge and support the County FA on the #NorfolkFootball ForAll strategy with regards to inclusion, equality and diversity. From this the group will aid the County FA in the following:

  • Building good relationships with, and between, all our communities to ensure that all football participants are represented equally and have a recognised voice
  • Eliminating discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation and any form of abuse
  • Being at the forefront to advancing equality of opportunity amongst all our communities as well as having a focus on protected characteristics

The group is made up of volunteers who have experience in and/or have a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion. 

If you are interested in joining the group or would like more information on what the group does, please contact Senior Football Development Officer (Inclusion) Rachel Cossey via Rachel.Cossey@NorfolkFA.com

At the bottom of this page please find the ISAG's Terms of Reference.

ISAG Members

Tim is a Norfolk FA registered referee who refereed at the Cerebral Palsy World Games. He is also the Chairman of the Norwich Referee Association. He is a player at Proud Canaries FC and works for NANSA as a support worker and session co-ordinator. He has previously worked as a learner mentor at Easton and Otley College.

Jimmy is a course leader and lecturer at City College Norwich. He has previously worked with the FA National football teams including a number of disability squads in a sports science support capacity. Jimmy is also the University and College’s (UCU) union equality officer and branch Chair. 

Di is the co-founder and organiser of Proud Canaries. She is the former and current Chair of Pride in Football and co-founder and organiser of Three Lions Pride. She is also the director of football at Proud Canaries FC and ex 11-a-side and 7-a-side player. 

Karen is the League Secretary and Respect Officer for the Norfolk Combined Youth League, which is the biggest youth football league in Norfolk. 

Ryan works at Active Norfolk as the Project Officer for older people. He is also project co-ordinator for Great Yarmouth Community Trust and volunteer co-ordinator for the Carers Agency Partnership. He is also a student mentor at Easton College for high level needs students. 

Matt works for Sentinel Leisure trust as physical activity health manager. He is also a FA level 2 football coach. 

Jason is a PE and community sport co-ordinator in a special educational needs school. He is a member of the S.E.N group with all S.E.N schools in Norfolk who organise events for S.E.N pupils aged 5-19 years old. 

Charles currently works for the Assist Trust. He runs groups for their members that promote independence and build confidence. He also runs a weekly football session for members of Assist Trust and manages both football teams which compete in the disability tournaments run by CSF.  

Charlotte is a member of the Norfolk FA Youth Council currently holding the role of Safeguarding Officer. Charlotte is also a current player for Horsford Ladies FC. 

Ken is the Norfolk County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer. Ken also founded a local youth football club and is still the Club Welfare Officer of this club. Ken has a vast amount of experience in anti-discrimination. 

Summer is a member of the Norfolk FA Youth Council currently holding the role of Disability Participation Officer. She is also a coach for the Community Sports Foundation Pan Disability team and Bure Valley U9’s.