The Future of Football for Families (Monday 6th July)
We’ve all missed football and we’re happy it’s back. But COVID19 has meant the stadiums remain empty, with no clear plan of when and how fans and families will return. Additionally, prior to recent #BlackLivesMatter protests and the subsequent backlash, there have been several shocking racist incidents in the stands. With all this is mind, we need to talk about what the future of football looks like for families.
On Monday 6th July at 8pm on Zoom, we’ll be looking at the role of football clubs, the community and the media in ensuring football is a safe space for families.
We have a stellar line up of speakers:
Clive Ross, Chaplain to Watford FC
Karen Dobres, Director Lewes Football Club
Leon Mann, Broadcaster and Consultant
Natasha Henry, Broadcaster and Journalist
Paul Mitchell, Education manager, QPR in the community trust
Taylor Monk, Head of Inclusion and Girl’s development at Portsmouth FC
The discussion will centre around the role of football clubs and the wider media industry in regards to:
Diversity on and off the pitch and whether football is safe for women and Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority families
What does COVID19 mean for families
Our role as dads and a community to normalise young girls playing football
Academies and how we best support our children currently going through the system