Brentford FC Head of Football Operations Lorna Falconer has been named on the annual Football Black List. The 2019 list was published on Thursday, 31 October, at the end of Black History Month. Lorna was named on a five-person list of practitioners, one of seven categories announced.
The Football Black List was founded in 2008 by sports journalists Leon Mann and Rodney Hinds and aims to highlight positive influencers from the black community in the sport. A panel including representatives from the Premier League, The Football Association, Professional Footballers' Association, League Managers Association, English Football League and Kick It Out considered an extensive list of possible nominees. A voting process then decided who made the final list in each of the seven categories.
Others named included England pair Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose in the players category, Queens Park Rangers Technical Director Chris Ramsey in the coaching and management area and leading football reporter Adrian Kajumba in the media section. Lorna has been with Brentford for just under four years having previously worked for the EFL, the Premier League and Tottenham Hotspur. She was promoted to the role of Head of Football Operations this summer.
Lorna said: “I was delighted to hear I had been named on the Football Black List 2019. It is an honour to be seen as someone making a positive influence in the game."