Since 2012, 168 BAME
coaches have received 228 of the bursaries, some 26 at UEFA A License level, 66 at UEFA B License level and 136 Youth Award Modules.
Sir Albert has also taken steps to redress this imbalance and now there are four women and two BAME
councillors at his top table.
There is evidence to suggest that BAME
groups are at a higher risk of diabetes than white populations with the same BMI and waist circumference values.
He made his comments in an article for the new website Labour Values, a day ahead of the first official Labour Party BAME
hustings in Leicester.
The website includes space for co-op enterprises, co-op support organisations and BAME
support organisations to access and share resources.
3 per cent of local authority councillors in England are women and, of them, three per cent are BAME
The extension of coach bursaries will get more women and people from BAME
and LGBT backgrounds into the profession and there will be a drive to get more top level grassroots coaches in.
According to Green Park's Leadership 10,000 report, just one in 20 top leaders come from BAME
backgrounds, meaning there is still much work to be done.
Proposals include making it compulsory for clubs to interview at least one BAME
candidate, where an application has been received, for all youth development roles requiring a minimum of a UEFA B licence, while a voluntary recruitment code, initially piloted by five to 10 clubs, should be adopted for first-team football.
Currently only five of the 72 member clubs have BAME
bosses - Chris Ramsey at QPR, Charlton's Chris Powell, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink of Burton Albion, Keith Curle at Carlisle and Dutch-born Notts County boss Ricardo Moniz.
The current underrepresentation of BAME
managers and coaches in the professional game is an important matter," he said.
In a BAFTA lecture earlier this year, comic Lenny said: "Behind closed doors, people have said to me, 'Lenny, we would love to do this but there just aren't enough talented BAME
(black, Asian and minority ethnic) people out there to make the programmes.