Kick It Out’s Director set to appear on antisemitism in football panel discussion
Roisin Wood, Kick It Out’s Director, will be speaking about antisemitism in football on Thursday 6 October at JW3, a Jewish cultural centre in north London.
Roisin will be appearing on a panel discussing antisemitism organised by Action Against Discrimination’s Chairman, Jonathan Metliss. Other panellists include Henry Winter, Chief Football Writer at The Times and fellow journalist Anthony Clavane, author of ‘A Yorkshire Tragedy’, as well as Joe Jacobson, a Jewish footballer who plays for Wycombe Wanderers and Tony Bloom, Chairman of Brighton and Hove Albion.
Kick It Out is one of the leading organisations that tackles antisemitism in football and works together with organisations such as the Community Security Trust (CST) to report antisemitic incidents to the authorities.
In February 2016, in partnership with the CST and Maccabi GB, Kick It Out released a resource to provide further information on how the Jewish community can report antisemitism in football.
Kick It Out’s annual reporting statistics for the 2015/16 season also revealed that there were 79 incidents relating to antisemitism, which makes up 19.5% of all cases reported to the organisation during the campaign (402).
Roisin was delighted to be invited to appear on the panel and emphasised the importance of the event.
She said: “Kick It Out is firmly committed to tackling antisemitism, which remains a very serious issue within football and wider society. Discussions such as these are vital if we are to continue to engage key stakeholders around the problem and rid the game of any form of discriminatory behaviour.”
Tickets for the event cost £15 and must be purchased in advance here.