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Debbie Hewitt set to become first female chair of England’s Football Association

Hewitt, at the moment the non-executive chair of Visa Europe, The Restaurant Group plc, BGL Group and White Stuff, was unanimously nominated to the place by the FA Board and can start in January 2022 as soon as formally ratified by the FA Council.

The earlier chair, Greg Clarke, resigned last November after utilizing what he acknowledged have been “unacceptable phrases” to British lawmakers.
English football chief Greg Clarke steps down following backlash for using the term 'colored'

Speaking at a UK parliamentary committee, Clarke had used the phrase “coloured” to describe Black, Asian and minority ethnic soccer gamers, and was additionally criticized for his feedback regarding individuals from South Asia, homosexual gamers and female footballers on the identical assembly.

The FA is the governing physique for soccer in England, overseeing the sport from grassroots to skilled ranges.

“I’m delighted to be nominated for the position of Non-Executive Chair of The Football Association,” mentioned Hewitt.

“As the occasions in latest months have proven, it is a important second in time for English soccer, with a transparent objective for all stakeholders to safe the long-term well being of the sport in any respect ranges.

“I’ve been captivated with soccer from a really younger age and I’m excited by the chance to play my half in shaping the longer term of one thing meaning a lot to so many.”

The FA Council can be requested to formally ratify Hewitt as the brand new chair at its subsequent assembly on July 22.

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