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Brentford and Sky Sports host Wonderkid screening

1 March 2017

Players, staff and guests enjoy exclusive access to film

Brentford Football Club was proud to join forces with Sky Sports for an exclusive screening of the short film Wonderkid last night.

Players from our men’s (First and B Team) and women's teams were joined by staff and guests at Sky HQ for an evening screening of the film, which tackles one of football's biggest issues - homophobia.

The screening was followed by a panel question and answer session featuring Brentford Chief Executive Mark Devlin, TV presenter and LGBT speaker Sophie Cook, representatives from Sky Sports and the film's director Rhys Chapman.

To date, Wonderkid events around the UK have been organised through a club's Trust or supporters' group, but Brentford became the first football club to hold a screening of the film for its players and staff. It was also the inaugural event to be organised by the Club’s newly established Inclusion and Diversity Committee - made up of Brentford staff as well as representatives from BIAS, The LGBeeTs and Fans for Diversity.

"We're all working hard to be as open and as inclusive as possible," said Mark Devlin, speaking to Sky Sports at the screening on Tuesday night.

"I think we've still got a long way to go, society has a long way to go and to some extent football mirrors society. There's a lot of work that we can all do."

In the coming weeks, Brentford will release a video showing more from the evening, including a detailed look at the panel discussion from Tuesday night.

For more information on Wonderkid, click here.

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