Liverpool County FA is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Bill Chambers as the Association’s new Inclusion Advisory Group Chair.
Bill takes on the role previously held by Rishi Jain, who served as Inclusion Advisory Group Chair between 2015 and 2019.
Born in Wembley, Bill’s passion for sport saw him attend football, speedway, ice hockey and boxing at Wembley Stadium growing up, including all of England’s games in the 1966 World Cup and Henry Cooper flooring Muhammad Ali with ‘Henry’s Hammer’.
His father and uncle, Bill and Peter respectively, played with distinction for Rockville Football Club in Wallasey; Peter being the club’s top goalscorer and appearance holder. A former England U15 basketball player, Bill was captain of Wembley Schools in both football and cricket.
Between school and training as a Geography and PE teacher in London, Bill spent two years working for Voluntary Service Overseas in Lima, Peru. After qualifying as a teacher, he and his wife – Fiona – moved to Swansea where he completed a PhD.
Bill moved to Liverpool in 1973 and spent his working life at what is now Liverpool Hope University, initially as a Geography lecturer and later as Pro Vice Chancellor External Relations and Widening Participation. During his time, he took up hockey and captained Liverpool Sefton Hockey Club’s third team, before later becoming the club’s Chair and President.
Since retiring in 2011, Bill has been Chair and/or Trustee of schools and charities, such as Collective Encounters Theatre for Social Change, Milapfest, South Asian Arts Organisation, Everton in the Community, Volunteer Mission Movement, Catholic Association for Racial Justice, The Brain Charity and Asylum Link Merseyside.
A supporter of Everton Football Club, Bill also enjoys listening to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, gardening, swimming, travelling and supporting his family.
We all look forward to working with Bill as part of our Inclusion Advisory Group.
Everybody would also like to place on record our thanks to former Chair Rishi Jain, for his incredible service, work and effort over the years – and wish him well in the future.