Middlesex represented in New Year's Honours list

Middlesex FA Councillor, Dr Colin King and former Middlesex FA Girls' Centre of Excellence Centre Manager, Manisha Tailor, have been awarded MBEs in T

Colin has been recognised for his ‘Services to Football and BAME Inclusion in Sport’ and Manisha for her ‘Services to Football and Diversity in Sport’.

Colin, who established the Black and Asian Coaches Association (BACA), a support network of over 700 diverse coaches nationally, has worked tirelessly to encourage coaches from the BAME community to engage by attaining formal qualifications. He is also a valued member of the Middlesex FA Council and, as a FA tutor, delivers coaching, safeguarding and emergency aid courses throughout the County. In 2015, Colin was inducted into The FA’s Coaching Hall of Fame for championing coaching opportunities for those from minority communities.

Middlesex FA Chairman, John Taylor, congratulated Colin on his honour and said the award was ‘very much deserved’. Middlesex FA Chief Executive, Peter Clayton, added:

“I have seen at first hand the excellent and passionate work that Colin has achieved in promoting coaches from the BAME community and this national recognition is greatly merited.”

Manisha, who hails from Finchley, holds a UEFA B coaching licence and has spent more than 15 years coaching across communities. She has won plaudits for her work in setting up a Community Development Centre in Wembley and in 2013, won the Woman in Football accolade at the Asian Football Awards.

On behalf of everyone at Middlesex FA, congratulations to both Colin and Manisha!

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