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Liverpool: Yan Dhanda proud he stood for British South Asians


Liverpool: Yan Dhanda proud he stood for British South Asians

Former Liverpool and West Brom academy player Yan Dhanda admitted he is proud he stood for British South Asians in football. He took a stand made by FA Chair Greg Clarke who said that if you go to the IT department at the FA, there are more Asians than Afro-Carribeans. Clarke said that they have different career interests. He stepped down from his role at the FA, UEFA, and FIFA following his comments.

“I’m super proud [of my personal contribution]. That was my main objective, to make people stand up and speak up about it. For the amount of support [South] Asian players are getting now and for me seeing so many more players coming through the youth ranks, it makes me happy,” former Liverpool academy player Yan Dhanda said. “And for the likes of me [and senior professionals like] Mal Benning, and Danny Batth to keep showing that anything is possible no matter where you come from is amazing. The work Sky Sports is doing is really good as well, and really positive, and hopefully it can continue into the future. Hopefully, we see many more young Asian players coming through and showing they can make a living out of football.”

“In a lot of communities now, football is being played, in all sorts of variety of areas,” England boss Gareth Southgate said. “I think [in terms of] scouting the South Asian community, we’ve got to be creative in getting into the places where some of these kids might be playing, and encouraging them into broader leagues where they can be assessed more easily against other players, and then making that step into the academy system.”

“Our key aims are to provide greater access for more players whilst diversifying the talent pool,” FA Women’s technical head Kay Cossigton added.

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