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Fern Whelan believes England Lionesses’ diversity problem must be tackled

Former England and Brighton defender Fern Whelan believes tackling the Lionesses’ diversity problem is essential in ensuring black girls do not drop out of football. Sarina Wiegman’s Euro 2022-winning squad featured just three black or mixed-heritage players in Jess Carter, Nikita Parris and Demi Stokes, none of whom were handed significant playing time.
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Fern Whelan hoping new PFA initiative can help boost diversity in women’s game

Former England defender Fern Whelan hopes to help young girls believe “the dream can be achieved” with a new Professional Footballers’ Association initiative addressing ethnic minority under-representation in the women’s game. With the ‘See It Achieve It’ campaign, the PFA aims to create a network for...
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Fern Whelan: PFA executive 'passionate about escalating women's football'

Former England international Fern Whelan wants to give women "the confidence to speak out" as part of her new role at the Professional Footballers' Association. Whelan is the first executive for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in women's football. The former Everton, Liverpool, Notts County and Brighton defender retired last year...
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