Further to today's announcement, the EFL would like to thank Lord Herman Ouseley for his 25 years contribution as founder and Chair of Kick it Out.
Much has changed in the 25 years since Kick it Out was established and together with the EFL, its Clubs and stakeholders across the game significant strides have been made in tackling discrimination, with our work in this area being broader than ever before and supporting a diverse football community that is reflective of modern day society.
As ever, more remains to be done and Herman has often helped us take our work forward. During his period at the helm he provided the EFL with some important guidance and counsel ahead of the introduction of the BAME recruitment regulations at Academy level and voluntary code in first team football, which is recognised as the most progressive activity in addressing this area of under representation.
The EFL and its Clubs remain committed to working with all relevant parties and stakeholders to ensure that EFL Clubs and competitions continue to provide and a safe and welcoming environment for all.