The FA’s median gender pay gap has reduced year on year since first reporting in 2017, at which point it was 12.1%, while the governing body has also seen a significant improvement in its mean gender pay gap this year, falling from 17.5% in 2020 to 13.5%.
In addition, for the second year running The FA has voluntarily published its ethnicity pay gap as part of its commitment to increasing representation across all areas of the game. This has also reduced year on year, with a median ethnicity pay gap of -8.5%, while its mean ethnicity pay gap is now -2.1%, both in favour of Black, Asian, Mixed or other ethnic background employees.
The full pay gap report for this year’s reporting period can be found here.
Following the success of In Pursuit of Progress, The FA launched its latest equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, A Game For All, in October 2021, highlighting a continued focus on achieving gender and ethnic diversity targets and building a diverse workforce through education, development and inclusive leadership.
Rachel Brace, The FA’s HR Director, said: “A significant part of our efforts to make English football truly a game for all is ensuring that our workforce at every level continues to become more diverse and feels even more inclusive. We have made a significant difference to the female representation of our workforce over the past few years, hiring and retaining talented women at all levels. This progress is reflected in a progressively lower gender pay gap year on year.
“We are proud of this progress and remain committed to going further as we seek to better reflect modern society and the communities we serve.”