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Lecturer bags Non-Executive Inclusion Director role at Staffordshire FA

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Staffordshire FA is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kathryn Leflay as Non-Executive Inclusion Director.

In her role, Kathryn will collaborate closely with our existing workforce, shaping the Association's direction and ensuring the provision of a safe and inclusive environment where individuals can pursue their football aspirations. Additionally, she will lead the Inclusion Advisory Group, offering valuable support to the Association in implementing our Inclusion Action Plan.

Kathryn brings a wealth of experience to her new position, having served as a member of Staffordshire FA's Inclusion Advisory Group for the past four years. She now assumes the role of Chairperson. With a strong background in higher education, specialising in gender and sport, Kathryn currently serves as a Principal Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton , where she teaches Sport Business Management. Her contributions to Staffordshire FA have been substantial, including conducting insight projects on discrimination, disability awareness, and equality in higher education.

Adam Evans, CEO at Staffordshire FA, said: "We are delighted to welcome Kathryn as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Inclusion Advisory Group Chair. Her expertise in gender and sport, coupled with her extensive experience in higher education, will be instrumental in shaping a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all within the Staffordshire Football community. Our aim is to increase the diversity of those playing, coaching, officiating, watching, and leading football, ensuring that it is reflective of modern society, and play our part in removing discrimination from the game we all love."

Kathryn Leflay, the newly appointed Non-Executive Inclusion Director at Staffordshire FA, said: "I am honoured to take on the position of Non-Executive Inclusion Director at Staffordshire FA. I am passionate about fostering inclusivity and ensuring that everyone can enjoy their football journey. I look forward to working closely with the team to create a safe, supportive, and equal environment for all participants."

The appointment of Kathryn Leflay as Non-Executive Inclusion Director marks a significant step forward for Staffordshire FA in its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within football.

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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