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Paul Hall to be recognised on the Football Black List

AS PART of Black History Month, we are delighted to announce that B Team manager Paul Hall will be recognised on the Football Black List.

Founded in 2008 by sports journalists Leon Mann and Rodney Hinds, the lists highlights leaders working across all areas of the game from the black community.

A panel of experts from the football industry and black community vote independently on nominations made by the public to determine who makes the list.

The panel included representation from the Premier League, The Football Association, Professional Footballers’ Association, League Managers Association, English Football League, PGMOL, Sport England, BCOMS and Kick It Out.

Joined by stars such as Marcus Rashford, Nikita Parris, Nuno Espirito Santo, Hall is now part of a fantastic initiative which shines a light on the most influential black people in British football.

Having joined the R’s in 2013, Hall has gone to play a vital part in our academy with the development of many stars including the likes of Ilias Chair, who is a key part of our first team.

In June, Hall was also named Jamaica’s new assistant coach as he joined up with the Reggae Boyz - his national side for whom he scored 14 goals and represented 48 times between 1997 and 2003 - alongside his continued work with our academy.

Hall joins Rangers colleagues Les Ferdinand (director of football) and Chris Ramsey (head of coaching) who were both recognised on the Football Black List in 2014.

The list was revealed today at the National Football Museum in Manchester, a week after Walter Tull - the world’s first black professional footballer - was named in the football hall of fame.

A huge congratulations from every here at Queens Park Rangers to Paul and everyone who has been added to this year’s Football Black List.

Football Black List 2021


Anita Asante, Aston Villa Women

Cyrus Christie, Fulham FC

Ivan Toney, Brentford FC

Marcus Rashford MBE, Manchester United & England

Nikita Parris, Arsenal Women & England


Dayne Matthieu, Head of Safeguarding & Welfare – Tottenham Hotspur

Fleur Robinson, CEO – Wrexham FC

Paul Monekosso Cleal OBE, Equality Advisor – Premier League

Sarah Ebanja, CEO – Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

Steve Smithies, CEO – Cheshire FA

Coaching & Management

Darren Moore, Manager – Sheffield Wednesday

Justin Cochrane, Head of Player Development – Manchester United

Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager – Tottenham Hotspur

Paul Hall, B Team Manager – QPR & Assistant Manager – Jamaica FF

William Boye, Chairman & Manager – Ashford Town Women and Girls FC


Claudia Wilmot, Operations Director – Leaders in Sport

Gus Hurdle, Executive Producer – EA Sports

Javan Odegah, Strategic Account Executive – Leaders in Sport

Remmie Williams, Commercial Manager – The FA

Simbi Sounga, Senior Account Manager – Octagon

Community & Grassroots

Andrew Laylor, School Partnership Officer – Manchester United Foundation

Aneequa Prescod-Wright, Coach – Hackney Laces FC

Billy Grant, England fan/Podcast/Blogger – Beesotted

Jawahir Roble, Football Coach & Referee – Jason Roberts Foundation

Patsy Andrews, Grassroots Referee -  The FA


Amy Allard-Dunbar, Youth Panel Education Officer – Football v Homophobia


Ade Oladipo, Presenter – DAZN/talkSPORT/Sky Sports

Alex Scott MBE, Presenter – Football Focus

Andrew Spence, Series Producer – Unedited

Fadumo Olow, Social Media Sports Editor – The Telegraph

Helen Campbell, Multi-Camera Director – Premier League Productions


Aji Ajibola, Referee – FA Council

Daniel Mills, Educator – Show Racism the Red Card

Drew Christie, Chair – BCOMS

Jackie Ferdinand, Director of Safeguarding & Inclusion – West Ham United

Liz Ward, Director of Programmes – Stonewall FC