MEET THE FVH YOUTH PANEL
Cameron Wood, Chair
Cam is an Aston Villa fan and the chair of the Herefordshire FA youth council which he took on in February. He says "I am honoured to be given the opportunity to chair the football vs Homophobia Youth Panel and excited to get started in the role."
Holly Grimes, Events Officer
Holly is a PE and Coaching graduate from the University of Birmingham, recently completing a Sport Business, Management and Policy Masters at Manchester Metropolitan University. She played football for many years before quite recently becoming involved in youth leadership through the FA Leadership Academy, the FA Regional Youth Network and as current Chairperson of the Manchester FA Young Leaders Academy.
Danyal Khan, events officer
Danyal is a LGBTQ+ Sports Journalism student at the University of Gloucestershire. He is in his third and final year of studies and will be looking to make it into the industry to help representation of the LGBTQ+ community in the Sports Media. Danyal is also currently working as a media intern for Cheltenham Town and has helped the club have a rather successful Rainbow Laces 2020 campaign with all the interesting content that was produced by himself and the media team at the club..
Sam is a Sports Journalism graduate from Solent University Southampton, and going on to study a Masters in Sports Broadcasting. An avid Charlton Athletic fan and member of the Proud Valiants supporters group.
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 really excited to be joining the youth panel as an educator for the Football Vs Homophobia organisation and can’t wait for the year ahead.
Ben is 20 years old and currently about to start his last year of university. He has always loved football and supports Brighton. He is going to be the social media officer for Football v Homophobia.
Ryan is 21 and asexual. They are big Charlton Athletic fan and have started playing for the inclusive side Charlton Invicta. They also love foreign football and particularly follow St. Pauli, Atalanta, and Deportivo Saprissa. They love football and want to help make it an inclusive environment for all. As well as football they love to read and are studying creative writing at university. They are also interested in the supernatural, environmental conservation, and are a bit of a foodie.