Kick It Out host workshop for JLGB participants
By Charlie MacKinnon
Kick It Out hosted a group of young people involved with the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade (JLGB) on Wednesday 16 August, at the Kick It Out offices, to learn more about football’s equality and inclusion organisation alongside discussing issues of discrimination.
Hayley Bennett, Education Officer at Kick It Out and Jehmeil Lemonius, Professional Game Administrator at the organisation, led the workshop a year on following the previous event with JLGB in August 2016 that took place at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium.
This year’s event began with Hayley and Jehmeil discussing their roles at Kick It Out and describing how they began working for the organisation, before the group were set the opening task of identifying discrimination from past incidents in the footballing world.
The group were excellent at discussing issues surrounding discrimination and raising questions for Hayley and Jehmeil to answer across the afternoon, showing creativity and a willingness to learn more about the issues raised from the workshop.
Later on in the session, the young people from the JLGB worked in groups to come up with their own ideas on how discrimination could be tackled in various forms, including by film, events and social media campaigning.
The groups presented their ideas to Hayley and Jehmeil before the afternoon was rounded off with a Q&A session.
After the event Hayley was delighted by the outcome of the workshop: “It was fantastic to host the JLGB again after the success of last year’s event at Leyton Orient.
“The group were great at interacting this afternoon whilst learning about the issues surrounding discrimination in the game.”