Mentoring project gaining momentum ahead of Birmingham event
Kick It Out is continuing its Mentoring and Leadership Project with an event in Birmingham later this month.
The project, headed up by ex-England ace Earl Barrett, is operating in six regions across England, and on the lookout for participants interested in getting involved in the scheme, particularly people who are interested in progressing in coaching and the administration/media side of the game.
A regional mentors and mentees meeting takes place at St George’s Community Hub in Newtown on Tuesday 30th November from 6-8pm, and will provide participants in the project with the opportunity to discuss their role in detail. Refreshments will be provided.
The meeting follows on from the event held in September, which saw Mark Walters and Baggies legend Brendon Batson participate in a panel discussion aimed at addressing the issue of under-representation of diverse communities in the football industry.
The interim period has seen the project take shape, with similar events held across the country. The event at St George’s Community Hub will see some of the key mentors already identified by the project discuss their aims and liaise with the individuals they will be working with over the coming months.
Earl explained: “This event will provide everyone involved with the opportunity to gain a further understanding of the project, and will hopefully see a significant progress made towards achieving the goal of increasing minority representation at every level of the game.”