Brentford FC will be represented in an online National Football Museum event tomorrow night. Kevin Coleman, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, is taking part in a panel discussion as part of the Football Welcomes project. It is on tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, at 7pm.
The National Football Museum strives to explore the impact of football on all of our lives and how it shapes our identities. Football is the nation's most watched sport, the most participated in and the most written about. It is a force for cultural and societal change.
That’s what Football Welcomes is all about, using football as a vehicle to bring about more welcoming communities for refugees. The Football Welcomes project has done this year on year - engaging hundreds of football clubs to start programmes with local refugee organisations for its Football Welcomes weekends. This event will be about how to use the power of football to both create welcoming spaces all year round and provide the social glue that is needed to form strong communities.
Kevin will join Bilal Hussain from Amnesty International, chairing the discussion, alongside Naomi Westland (Football Welcomes founder), Comfort Etim (former Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women player and captain of Amnesty FC) and Anwar Uddin (representing the FSA) who became the first British Asian football player to captain a club in the football league. They will all make presentations and answer questions from those attending. See more here.