JUDGING PANEL

Chris Paouros

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Chris is a highly strategic business and charity leader, specialising in the growth of SMEs on a global scale. She is dedicated to ensuring rigour, efficiency and excellence. Chris is also Trustee of Kick it Out and Just Like Us, Non-Executive Director of Leaders Unlocked, Director of the Women’s Equality Party and an independent member of the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

A lifelong Spurs fan and anti-discrimination campaigner who believes football can be a positive force for social and cultural transformation. Chris also spent many years running a successful, mixed-ability women’s football team, is Co-Chair of Proud Lilywhites—the official Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Association and co-founder of Pride in Football, the alliance of LGBT+ football fan groups in the UK.


Jordan Tyms

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Jordan is Head of Inclusion at Altrincham FC, and a member of Kick it Out and The Football Supporters’ Association’s Fans for Diversity Guidance Group. He led on the campaign to launch the first football shirt worn in a competitive match, based on the rainbow flag, worn by Altrincham FC against Bradford (Park Avenue) FC in support of Football v Homophobia.

Jordan was the winner of the Sir Ian Mckellen Award at the Bolton Pride Awards 2019, the National Game Award at the Fans for Diversity 2019 Conference and has been shortlisted for the Fans for Diversity Award at the forthcoming Footballers Supporters Association awards.


Scott Lawley

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Scott is an Associate Professor at Nottingham Business School who leads modules across undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also supervises research students at doctoral level. Scott’s research focuses on diversity issues, especially in sports organisations, and 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

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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

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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, and sits on the organising committee for Trans Pride Brighton, the UK’s first and biggest Trans Pride.


Lou Englefield


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Lou Englefield is a Director of Pride Sports, England’s LGBT+ sports development and inclusion organisation. Lou has been a leading voice on LGBT+ inclusion in sport & physical activity for over 14 years. She has been Campaign Director of Football v Homophobia since 2012 and in her spare time volunteers as Co-Chair of Pride House International. She also sits on the Board of the FARE Network.