San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Business of Inclusion in Football
Join the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre and a special panel of senior figures from professional football for an evening of discussion and debate on how football takes its next steps on its journey to be the game that is truly ‘for everyone’.
The panel consists of senior executives from organisations who have taken the lead on inclusion in football and who will be vital in maintaining the momentum and taking football into the next era.
The evening will take as its particular focus inclusion for people from the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGB&T) communities.
The seminar aims to move the debate about inclusion on from anti-discrimination policies, practices and campaigns, as important as these have been in addressing homophobia and other forms of discrimination in football. In doing so the seminar will focus on the work that is being done, and still remains to be achieved, to ensure that football is a welcoming and inclusive sport and business for people from all our communities for all roles and at all levels.
Our panel for the evening is:
- Bobby Barnes, Deputy Chief Executive, the Professional Footballers Association.
- Mark Gonnella, Communications Director, Arsenal F.C.
- Kelly Simmons, Director of National Game and Women’s Football, the Football Association.
- Roisin Wood, Chief Executive, Kick it Out.
Chair: Dr Andy Harvey, Birkbeck, University of London.
This is your chance to influence the debate at a senior level and ensure that your voice is heard on this important strategic objective for football.
When & Where
Birkbeck, University of London
We advertise many free public events, generally held in the evening.
Our Academic Departments include
Computer Science and Information Systems
Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Our Research Centres include
Birkbeck Sport Business Centre
London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics
CfC: Commodities and Finance Centre
Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management
London Knowledge Lab
Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics