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Debbie Hewitt is the first woman to become president of the Football Association

The English Football Association announced today, Tuesday, that Debbie Hewitt will become the first female president of the federation, starting from January 2022, as the association, which was founded 158 years ago, has searched for a new president since the resignation of Greg Clark last November, after a dispute over his reference to non-white players as “colored.” While answering questions in Parliament.

The union said, in a statement posted on its official website, that Hewitt, who is currently president of the restaurant group that owns Wagamama Restaurant, was unanimously chosen by an independent committee of 7 members, to succeed Peter McCormick as interim president.

On November 10, the FA said in a statement that its chairman, Greg Clark, had resigned, hours after referring to non-white players as "colored" while answering questions from members of Parliament.

And the FA said, in a statement, "We can confirm the resignation of Greg Clark from his position as president of the FA. Peter McCormick will take over temporarily with immediate effect and the FA Board of Directors will begin the process of identifying and appointing a new president in due course."