Iffy Onuora

Head of EDI
Premier League

Iffy is Head of EDI; Professional Pathways at The Premier League, having been appointed in April 2021. Amongst his duties, he’s Chair of the PL’s Black Participants Advisory Group (BPAG) and leads the PL’s No Room For Racism action plan and the flagship Player to Executive Pathways Scheme (PEPS).

Prior to this he’d spent nine years working for the Players Union (the PFA), in a joint role as Coach Educator and Equalities Executive. As part of his role there, he was also a Trustee of the anti-racism organisation Kick It Out and sat on the FA Council as part of the FA’s Inclusion and Advisory Board.

Before joining the PFA in 2013, he’d taken several Coaching roles as an Assistant Head Coach and Head Coach both in the UK and abroad, and all this after a fifteen-year playing career spanning three decades.


Day 2
July 25, 2024
2:35 pm

Panel Series F: Leveling the Playing Field: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sports

(Overflow: Exhibition space-Creative Hub First Floor)
25 July
Time:  2:35 pm - 3:25 pm
Location:  (Overflow: Exhibition space-Creative Hub First Floor)

In this session, our panelists will explore the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the world of sports. From addressing barriers to participation to promoting gender equity and racial justice, we'll unpick the challenges and opportunities for creating a more inclusive and equitable sporting community.

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