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Inclusion Advisory Group

In Partnership with Wiltshire FA

STFC Community Foundation and Wiltshire FA recognise that we are at the forefront of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging equal opportunities.

We believe football is for all, therefore we must ensure there are no barriers to participation and involvement. We are responsible for setting the standards and values which should be applied throughout football.

Football is for everyone and should be enjoyed by all.


Our Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) supports our vision to unite the community to provide football For All.

The IAG recruits members from under-represented communities/​diverse backgrounds and provides guidance and direction to engage with under-represented communities or diverse groups in football. The group promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in football and raises awareness of football opportunities to under-represented communities or diverse backgrounds. We educate with the aim to prevent and reduce harassment and discrimination in football and are committed to make football inclusive.

To express your interest in joining the group please click here to complete the application form.

Jon Holloway
Head of Foundation
Swindon Town FC Community Foundation

Jon took up the role as Head of Foundation in 1996 having spent the previous four years playing in the youth team and as a young professional at Swindon Town. Alongside working for the Foundation Jon continued to play football at a semi professional level and really enjoyed the mix of playing at a good level whilst developing his professional career with the Community Foundation. Jon achieved his UEFA A License at the age of 22 and he still very much enjoys getting out on the pitch and coaching within the community sessions. Jon has a HND in Business Management and he has recently overseen the development of the new £2.5 million pound Community Foundation headquarters – Foundation Park. Away from football Jon enjoys spending time with his family and travelling abroad.

Oliver Selfe
Wiltshire FA

Oliver joined Wiltshire FA in December 2018, having previously worked for the Football Association, as National Development Manager for Schools, Colleges and Universities. Oliver is a Level 3 coach and still laces his boots on a weekly basis for a local Vets team. Oliver has played football since the age of five and represented the game at every level of the football pathway, including grassroots, semi professional and professional. Throughout his career Oliver has held management roles with JJB Sports, Power-league, Surrey County FA and British Universities and Colleges Sport. When he is not working/​playing football he can often be found mountain biking in the Surrey Hills.

Nigel Smith
Club Secretary
Swindon Town FC

Nigel has been involved in grassroots football since school days, playing for school and representing the county at U18 level, whilst also playing semi professional in the old Gola League (Conference) before a car accident kept him out of the game for two years. After that he took up the whistle as a referee and during this time volunteered to run a Sunday League side, offering services as head cook and bottle washer and taking them through the league to division one. Nigel has spent the last 27 years in the semi and pro game as a referee and assistant referee on The National List. After this Nigel took the Club Secretary role at his beloved club, Chesterfield FC for two and a half years, then moved south to Swindon Town FC as Club Secretary. During the last 13 years Nigel has worked for Derbyshire FA as RDO & Operations Manager being responsible for league sanctioning, affiliations, discipline and whole game system and also volunteered to work on the Midlands Regional Alliance league as the appointments officer, working with a diverse group of referees. Nigel has been married to his wife, Beverley for 31 years, has two children Daniella & Brittany (both ex referees) and loves to spend time with his two grandchildren Isaac George and Eron Thomas whenever he can.

Clive Archer
Wiltshire FA

Clive is a retired BT Group IT Consultant having completed over 40 years’ service. He was elected to the Wiltshire County FA in 2000, became a Director in 2014 and served as Chairman for the last five years. He has played semi-professional football, represented the Royal Navy and played at every level of Football in Wiltshire mainly for Pinehurst FC on Saturdays, many teams on Sundays and finishing up manager/​secretary to BT Nalgo FC who were sponsored by BT to become reasonably successful in the SSFL. At present he is the General Secretary and Fixture Secretary of the Swindon Sunday Football League along with his love of running and walking which takes up most of his spare time left.

Bazil Solomon
Inclusion Advisory Group Chairman

Bazil has played football since his school days. He is the Chairman of the Wiltshire FA Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) and a Co-opted Director on the Wiltshire FA Board. Bazil has been actively driving the work of the IAG, increasing playing and participation opportunities for under-represented groups across the County. In his day job, Bazil serves in local government. Here he has successfully got a motion voted in by all for Equality and Inclusion policy in Swindon. It is for all characteristics of the 2010 Act, from BAME, LGBT, gender to disability characteristics. He champions the cause of BAME and all communities in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The former mayor has awarded him the mayor of Swindon medal 2020. He also runs an IT analysis & training company, which helps develop students in colleges and universities to understand the technology and become job-ready.

I believe that diversity and inclusion play a key role in developing local communities, socially and economically. Football brings people of different backgrounds and nationalities together. It can unite us, as one team where we can support each other!”
  • Matt Waters
    Matt Waters

  • Manju Bura
    Manju Bura

  • Pradeep Bhardwaj
    Pradeep Bhardwaj

  • Junab Ali
    Junab Ali

  • Aaron Cardozo
    Aaron Cardozo


Football is for everyone and we’re determined to break down barriers which get in the way of progress.

Our Inclusion Action Plan’ will be driven by the Inclusion Advisory Group and supported by the Boards of the Wiltshire FA and STFC Community Foundation. It will be endorsed from the top and cascaded across all levels of the organisations.


Related Documents:

IAG Brochure 2021

Inclusion Action Plan 2021

IAG Terms of Reference

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