Alex Dyer named on 2020 Black List

Killie boss Alex Dyer has been named alongside Manchester United star Marcus Rashford on the Football Black List 2020.

Our manager has been recognised in the list, which celebrated positive influences from the Black community in the sport.

The Killie boss is in esteemed company on the list, with Premier League stars Troy Deeney, Wilfried Zaha and Tyrone Mings among his fellow nominees.

The Football Black List was founded by Rodney Hinds and Leon Mann in 2008 and members are selected by an expert panel from the Black community and the football industry.

Co-founder of the initiative, Mann, said: “The global Black Lives Matter protests has made the game reflect on its own diversity and relationship with Black communities.

“The Football Black List provides a snapshot of the wonderful contribution the Black community makes to the national sport. We hope it inspires the next generation of Black leaders to follow those listed and the initiative helps encourage the football industry to put diversity at the top of the agenda – where it needs to be to make much needed progress in this area.”

The full Football Black List

Cyrille Regis Players: Chloe Morgan, Crystal Palace Women, Marcus Rashford MBE, Manchester United and England, Troy Deeney, Watford, Tyrone Mings, Aston Villa and England, Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast

Administration: Edleen John, Director of International Relations, Corporate Affairs and Diversity – The FA, Eniola Aluko, Sporting Director – Aston Villa FC Women, Jade Morgan, General Manager – Leicester City Women, Les Ferdinand MBE, Director of Football – Queens Park Rangers, Marie Gabriel CBE, Chairperson – West Ham United Foundation

Coaching and Management: Alex Dyer, Manager – Kilmarnock FC, Ashley Bosah & Cornelius Nwadialor, Joint Managers – Tooting & Mitcham FC, Jason Euell, Under 23 Head Coach – Charlton Athletic FC, Karleigh Osborne, Women’s Head Coach – Brentford FC, Tony Whelan, Assistant Academy Director – Manchester United
Commercial: Ashanti George-Faure, Senior Talent Manager – Refresh Sports, Faina Msellam, Sports Industry Advisory Board Member – Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Marvin Robinson, CEO – Fresh Ego Kid, Nathan Thompson, Commercial Director – West Ham United, Warren Haughton, Director, Haughton Consultancy
Community and Grassroots: Diane Sawyers, Operations Manager – Holford Drive Community Sports Hub, Duke Harrison-Hunter, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Pompey in the Community, Emma Trent, Head of Programmes – Notts County Football in the Community, Harold Bennett, Founder – North London United, Dr. Michael Seeraj, Head of Equality Diversity & Inclusion – Charlton Athletic FC

LGBT+: Annette Nelson, Education Lead – Football v Homophobia

Media: Carl Anka, Football Reporter – The Athletic, Charlene Gravesande, Special Projects Journalist – Sky Sports, Hugh Woozencroft, Sports Broadcaster – talkSPORT, Jessica Creighton, Sports Reporter – Sky Sports, Micah Richards, Freelance Broadcaster

Practitioners: Hayley Bennett, Founder – WeAreNutmegs, Jason Lee, Equalities Education Executive – PFA, Marvin Robinson, CEO – Peterborough United Foundation, Dr. Matt Ogunsanya, Club Doctor – Watford FC, Sam Allison, National Group Referee – PGMOL