Creating new traditions with Anwar Uddin/Fans for Diversity

This week we’re chatting about access to and diversity in football with Anwar Uddin, who heads up the Fans for Diversity project for the Football Supporters Federation.

Anwar’s one of the few people with his perspective, having played and coached before he went into the side of the business he’s in now. He was part of the Dagenham and Redbridge side that won promotion to League One in 2010, their highest ever position. He also played for Barnet, and several other League clubs including Bristol Rovers. We chat about his unusual journey, and why he chose to work with fans.

We look at the moral arguments for helping all fans access to football, and also why there’s a financial imperative if they want to keep the turnstiles clicking and tills ringing. It’s a really fascinating episode. 

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