Speakers and panel members confirmed for Women's #RYG17
Kick It Out can now confirm some of the activities planned for Women’s Raise Your Game (#RYG17) on Thursday 8 June 2017.
The mentoring event, supported by the Premier League, is designed for those women who wish to forge a career in football, or wish to explore alternative career opportunities in the game.
If you haven’t yet done so, register here for this FREE event on 8 June at The Etihad Stadium as Kick It Out continues its efforts to diversify football’s workforce and ensure the game is reflective of society in 2017.
The event, hosted by BBC Sport presenter Jessica Creighton, who spoke at the Media Raise Your Game conference in 2016, runs from 10am – 3pm.
Vicky Kloss, Chief Communications Officer at Manchester City is confirmed to speak and will open up the afternoon session.
The pitch-side panel – comprising of women who are in direct football-related positions in the industry – will feature Emily Hill, Children & Young People’s Football Development Officer at London FA and JJ Jewels – the only hijab wearing referee officiating in men’s grassroots football, as well as fellow official Lucy Oliver, who was in charge of last month’s FA Women’s Premier League Cup Final, amongst others. Shelley Strange, Reading FC Academy Coach and FA Coach Mentor will also be on the panel.
Former England international Rachel Brown-Finnis will be in attendance too. Rachel made 82 appearances for England and before her retirement played for Everton, she is currently a BBC pundit.
A workshop looking at how you present yourself to perspective employers, including a look at your CV, as well as a media workshop, featuring BBC staff such as Shelley Alexander (Editorial Lead on Women’s Sport) and her colleagues Anna Thompson and Rhia Chohan, will provide guests with useful tips and industry information.
Those who have already registered will receive information direct from Kick It Out before the event confirming the schedule for the day.
Please email email@example.com with any access requirements or if you have any other questions about the day.