Oxfordshire FA IAG member, Jason Carbon, shares his experiences and thoughts during Black History Month 2023
As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we have been thrilled to release a special feature on our social media channels with Oxfordshire FA Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) member, Jason Carbon.
Over the past three decades, Jason has run his own football coaching business JSC, having operated in over 35 schools within Oxfordshire, serving girls and boys from grassroots to pro club level.
Jason's passion is football coaching and youth/community work, having teamed up with organisations such as Oxfordshire Youth, Oxford City Council (Sports Development and Youth Ambition teams), plus Oxfordshire FA. He has previously served as County Cup secretary for Girls' and Women's cup finals, as well as on the discipline committee, and as a member of the Football League Anti-Discrimination Panel.
Jason’s parents came to Britain from Dominica in the West Indies during a period now known as the Windrush Generation, named after the ship HMT Empire Windrush, which brought the first migrants to this country. The ship carried 1,027 passengers and two stowaways on a voyage from Jamaica to London in 1948.
Black History Month provides the perfect time to remember that important piece of history, as well as looking forward and making sure inclusion and diversity is a central focus throughout all levels of football on a daily basis.
We were very grateful to have Jason record several short video clips to share his story and hopes for the future – each of which can be viewed below:
For further information on the Oxfordshire IAG, of which Jason is a member, please click the link below: