Football Black List has become the biggest and most respected celebration of African and Caribbean achievement in the British game.

The initiative – which has been supported by The FA, Premier League, Professional Footballers Association and Kick It Out, provides an opportunity to reflect on how diverse the football industry is, discuss the under representation of people from African and Caribbean backgrounds – and, most importantly, identify how to address this issue.

Vitally, the Football Black List also pays tribute to individuals making a difference within the community and at the grassroots level of the game.

Household names and highly respected people from the industry including have featured on the list – Rio Ferdinand, Dame Heather Rabbatts, Yaya Toure, Hope Powell CBE, Lord Herman Ouseley and Rachel Yankey OBE.

The initiative, founded in 2009 by Leon Mann and Rodney Hinds, highlights the most influential individuals from the black community in the sport.

The annual celebration evening is supported by the Premier League.