We've Helped Make Football More Inclusive


The FA’s State of Play initiative was setup to establish a measure of diversity in football and monitor change over time.

Our online study of 2,000 people per wave measures participation.

How Is It Used?

  • To identify barriers to participation
  • Changes made to improve the digital sign up process
  • Report by county FA or football league club


People from all walks of life work in football in proportions typical for other types of work. Data is used internally to promote change within the game; and externally for publishing and promoting this initiative.

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