Launching the report 'English Football’s ‘Rooney Rule’ for BAME managers: An Open Goal' which investigates the Voluntary Recruitment Code (VRC), a new positive action intervention in English football, intended to address the deep and persistent under-representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff in managerial po

Event Name English Football’s ‘Rooney Rule’ for BAME managers: An Open Goal
Start Date 12th Sep 2019
End Date 12th Sep 2019
Duration 1 day
Description

Dissemination Event and Reception at Charlton Athletic Football Club


Launching the report 'English Football's 'Rooney Rule' for BAME managers: An Open Goal'
which investigates the Voluntary Recruitment Code (VRC), a new positive action intervention in English football, intended to address the deep and persistent under-representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff in managerial positions. 

Adapted from the 2003 US National Football League's (NFL) 'Rooney Rule', the VRC was piloted in the English Football League (EFL) in the 2016-17 season and made mandatory across all EFL clubs from 1 January 2018. The Code requires clubs to interview at least one BAME candidate for any new senior coaching vacancy.

The report explores the potential impact of the VRC on recruitment and selection practices in clubs. It breaks new ground by presenting evidence from club-level stakeholders. 

The overall assessment is that the time is ripe. The English football authorities are missing an 'open goal' to embed long-overdue regulation in this culturally and economically important industry.

The report will be uploaded here soon.

To view the flyer for this event please click here.

Authors

Dr Patrick McGurk

Queen Mary University of London, formerly University of Greenwich

Dr Leroi Henry

University of Greenwich

Professor Sian Moore

University of Greenwich

Dr Michael Seeraj

Charlton Athletic Community Trust

Registration

Book here to join the event, and to secure your place. The event itself is scheduled to start at 4pm at the Charlton Athletic Football Club. Please arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to be seated in advance and have the opportunity to network with light refreshments.

Further information

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