Lianne Sanderson


Lianne Sanderson is a professional football player, Champions League winner, League winner, National Champion winner 2016 in The USA National Women’s Soccer League. She has played at 2 World cups and won a Bronze medal for England in Canada 2015. Lianne has also played professionally in America for the Portland Thorns and Orlando Pride. Recently she played in Italy for Juventus and won the League and Cup. She has 50 caps/ Appearances for her country, scoring 15 goals and is the first ever professional soccer player to come out as Gay in England and one of the first in the world.



Amy has been a vocal advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community for years since becoming a student at the University of Stirling, where in her last year she took on a role at LEAP Sports scotland where she began campaigning for LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in sports. Now graduated Amy spends her time volunteering and working for a number of rights based charities focusing on equality, policy change and education covering race issues, community inclusion and gender and sexuality inequality. Amy is an Education Officer on the Football v Homophobia Youth Panel

Scott Lawley


Scott is an Associate Professor at Nottingham Business School whose research focuses on diversity issues, especially in sports organisations. He has received grant funding from Sport England and the Government Equalities Office to conduct this research. He has been a member of the Football v Homophobia core team since 2012, and a former Chair of the Nottingham LGBT+ football club.

Judges who had an interest in any of the award categories withdrew from the assessment of these categories and decisions were made by the remaining judges.

Anwar Uddin


A former professional footballer who made over 400 appearances for teams such as West Ham United, Bristol Rovers, Dagenhm & Redbridge and Barnet. Anwar became one of the first British Asiams to play mainstream football in the Uk and is currently the Assistant Manager at Aldershot Town.

Anwar combines that role with his full time post as Fans for Diversity campaign manager for the Football supporters Association and Kick It out. In this role he works with football fans, clubs and the community to make football as inclusive as possible.

Natalie Washington



Natalie Washington is a transgender woman and campaigner for trans rights, particularly around access to sports & treatment of trans issues by the media. She’s a footballer for Rushmoor Community FC & sits on the Hampshire FA’s Inclusion Action Group, as well as running a network for transgender people in sport.

She’s also a Trustee of Trans Pride Brighton, the UK’s first and biggest Trans Pride, and helped set up Football Pride last year.

Michelle Daltry


Michelle Daltry is a Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant at Inclusive Employers. Michelle recently joined the team after 19 years as a Partnership Manager with Disability Sport Wales working with National Governing Bodies of Sport, Local Authorities, Health and Welsh Government. Michelle is also the Chair of LGBT+ Sport Cymru (Wales) and a cofounder of the UK LGBTIQ+ Sport Alliance. In 2020 Michelle was named at number 8 on the Welsh Pinc List of the most influential LGBT+ people in Wales Michelle has a particular interest in Disability, LGBTIQ+ and intersectionality as well as the benefits of inclusion in building strong and cohesive communities.

My pronouns are she/her.