Danielle Carter has been appointed as a member of the FA Council.
The striker, who’s been at Arsenal since 2009, has been appointed as a member of the FA Council and now sits on the Hertfordshire FA’s disciplinary panel.
The 24-year-old has been given the role as part of ‘On the Board’, which is a scheme aimed at promoting boardroom diversity within football.
The England international is pleased with her appointment and hopes to make a difference to the game.
“I really feel I can make a difference and be of benefit to football in England. There’s a long road ahead but hopefully I can be a driving force for change,” Carter said.
“I think I could be a good person to help make that happen, especially because I’m still playing. It is going to take time but The FA is already making changes and steps in the right direction.”
As Carter says, there’s still a lot of ground to cover and it seems as if a similar scheme should have already been in place before 2017. However, it’s a step in the right direction.
A more inclusive FA is much-needed.
She joins eight other new board members, including the FA Youth Council’s Sarah Nickless, the PFA’s Iffy Onoura, BUCS’ professor Dominic Shellard, and England Blind legend David Clarke, who joined in July.
Carter has scored 26 goals in 81 games for the Gunners after joining them from the Leyton Orient Girls Centre of Excellence at the age of 16.
Carter was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 7-0 win over London Bees last Thursday.