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Former Student Included in Football Black List

Apr 15, 2024

Former Student Included in Football Black List

Former WSL and England Football Player, and former student of St Julie's, Fern Whelan, has been honoured with recognition in the Football Blacklist.

The list was conceived in 2008 by journalists Rodney Hinds and Leon Mann to recognise the most dedicated and influential individuals in Football from the black community.

Following a hugely successful career ending at Brighton after extended spells with Everton, Fern was included in the 2023 list for her work in football governance, having taken a high profile role with the Professional Footballers Association as its first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion women's football executive.

Fern's work includes developing players at both ends of their career, supporting young professionals as they take the first steps in their careers, and helping to improve diversity in coaching, management, administration and other back room roles as players hang up their boots.

Congratulations to Fern on this prestigious honour.