The initial deadline was December 2013 and then it was put back to March 2014.
The objective is to increase the number of home grown Asians playing and coaching from grass roots level to professional level.
This report may as well come out in 2020 because it is another example of lip service to appease the Asian communities.
I have said before that I was asked along to a meeting at Wembley Stadium back in September 2011 which was chaired by Jonathan Mills of the F.A. It was about Asians in Football.
The follow up since that meeting?
Nothing, nada, zilch!! Maybe the funding ran out for the F.A and at the time they had appeased us for a while.
Maybe because I challenged some points during that meeting, they considered me to be a negative influence or that they were wanting to work with ‘yes’ men?
Who knows but all I can tell you is that since then I have heard nothing.
There are Asian Clubs in Leamington and we haven’t heard anything from the F.A, our views haven’t been sought so who are the F.A asking at grassroots level exactly?
The problem is they have a more urgent agenda in their mind to attend to and that is finding English players!!
Now the F.A knows what it may feel like to be Asian because the shortage of English players at the top level of the game, the Premiership is alarming.
I re-iterate what I have written in the past, that no Asian has a right to suddenly be an Academy player but he has a right to be treated equally and be given a fair chance.
However we can keep waiting for all these reports to come out and keep hoping for a fair chance but the best way is to CHALLENGE these academies.
For example how hard can it be for all the Asian Clubs say in Coventry or Birmingham to get together with teams from surrounding areas and have your own Academy for certain age groups?
Imagine if you got all the best 7 year olds or 8 year olds together and coached them even once a week at a central location and after a decent period of coaching, you asked one of the professional academies for a friendly.
Isn’t that the best way to show how good you are?
Isn’t that the best way for someone to sit up and take notice?
For me the formula is very simple but what prohibits something like this taking off is politics within our own community, egos and selfish attitudes.
If we can overcome these barriers ourselves, I think we can then progress.