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Wednesday 24 October 2012

Kick It Out's 'Raise Your Game' workshops continue nationwide

Kick It Out's series continues to give football hopefuls an insight into employment opportunities

Ex-Hull City manager Phil Brown is at Manchester Communications Academy on 1 November

Kick It Out's 'Raise Your Game' series, which looks to give football hopefuls an insight into the employment opportunities available within the game, continues across the country over the coming weeks.

Combining coaching masterclasses, mentoring sessions, and FA workshops in First Aid, and Safeguarding and Child Protection, the series forms part of the campaign's Mentoring and Leadership Project funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

"These events are all about giving individuals from all backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their skill-sets and to find out more about the different pathways available"
Troy Townsend

The events are run in conjunction with the Black and Asian Coaches Association, the League Managers' Association, local County FAs and grassroots teams, and give aspiring individuals the chance to gain advice in areas such as coaching, administration, journalism and community work.

Following recent successful workshops in Leeds and Gravesend, the next instalment of the series takes place at Wolverhampton College on 29 October, with Terry Connor, who left Wolverhampton Wanderers in September after 13 years of service on the coaching staff, and former Coventry City midfielder Lloyd McGrath in attendance.

Ex-Hull City manager Phil Brown and former Juventus and Stoke City striker Vincent Pericard will then make their way to Manchester Communications Academy on 1 November, before ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley and former Chelsea defender Paul Elliott, the club's first black captain during the early 1990’s, visit the Blues' Cobham training ground on 2 November.

Bringing the series to a close, Torquay United manager Martin Ling, Exeter City director of football Steve Perryman and first-team coach Andy Tillson go to Exeter University on Monday 5 November.

"These events are all about giving individuals from all backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their skill-sets and to find out more about the different pathways available," said Mentoring and Leadership Project manager Troy Townsend.

"No matter what area of the game it is you're keen to pursue a career in, the 'Raise Your Game' forums are a platform in which to ask questions and find out more."

Please click on Wolverhampton, Manchester, Exeter and Chelsea for further information on the workshops taking place in these areas.

To reserve a place at any of the above workshops, please contact Mentoring and Leadership Project manager Troy Townsend on troy@kickitout.org or via 0207 253 0162.

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Key Points

  • 'Raise Your Game' series forms part of the campaign's Mentoring and Leadership Project
  • Series combines coaching masterclasses, mentoring sessions, FA workshops in First Aid and Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Events give individuals advice in coaching, administration, journalism and community work