We were delighted to welcome back Football’s Black List to Village Underground last month. The celebration highlights African and Caribbean achievement¬†in football, but what makes Black List different is that it recognises not only the talent on the pitch, but those who work tirelessly behind the scenes as well. They brought the Premier League Trophy to the venue, which was packed with football legends, pundits and managers, all congregated to¬†reflect on diversity in football and elevate role models for the future of the sport.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Guests at The Black Football List Celebration on November 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images for Premier League)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Guests posing with the Premier League trophy at The Black Football List Celebration on November 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images for Premier League)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Award at The Black Football List Celebration on November 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images for Premier League) *** Local Caption ***