LONDON: The Football Association has proposed a new set of reforms, after strong criticism of the current administration; the proposals have already been heavily criticised by Kick It Out.
MPS held a successful vote of no confidence in the FA in February, with FA Chairman Greg Clarke declaring he would resign if MPs failed to accept his new suggested reforms.
Only one woman, Dame Heather Rabbatts, sits on the 12-member FA board; but the new legislation proposes that the board be reduced to 10 members, three of which being women.
Other suggested reforms include adding 11 new members to the FA Council, and time limits on FA Council membership. The reforms have to be passed by the FA Council in April, before being put before shareholders in May.
Currently the FA Council’s 122 members include only eight women and only four members from ethnic minorities. More than 90 of the 122 members are aged over 60.
The plans were criticised as a “sham” by Lord Herman Ouseley, chairman of the anti-discrimination pressure group Kick It Out.
He said: “I would not trust these bodies to fully deliver transparent practices and the changes are likely to be a sham.
“All the historical evidence suggests this, so I have no confidence in the proposals. I know that all minority groups will feel aggravated at the hands of the football authorities.”