Nottingham Forest coach is first graduate of FA scheme

Nottingham Forest Ladies coach and technical director of the club’s regional talent centre, Alena Moulton, has become one of the first graduates of The FA’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic [BAME] mentee programme.

Moulton, who left her role at Derby County Ladies to spend a year developing her skills with The FA at St. George’s Park, took part in the initiative which aims to help redress the significant under-representation of BAME coaches at the top levels of the game.

Forest head coach Graham Abercrombie said: “I recruited Alena and it’s probably the best signing I have ever made. She really is superb in terms of the level she brings.”

Alena is now working towards her UEFA A Licence and is aiming to reach the very top of the game and she said “I want to go as far as I can in the football world [and] to pave the way for others as well.”

This week The FA has unveiled a significant commitment to making the organisation, its workforce and the game more inclusive and diverse.

Report courtesy of the FA via Pitch