Raise Your Game
Raise Your Game is Kick It Out’s unique programme which helps provide opportunities for people who aspire to work within the football industry, and is currently supported by the Premier League.
Since its inception in 2012, the programme has helped numerous individuals find career pathways in roles across the game including Coaching, Media and Communications, Player Engagement, Physiotherapy, Refereeing and Sports Science.
To find out more about Raise Your Game, contact Troy Townsend, Education Manager at Kick It Out, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about our Raise Your Game series, supported by the Premier League, for 2018 by clicking here.
Raise Your Game evolved from the ‘Leading The Way’ mentoring and leadership series which Kick It Out ran to help people aspiring to work in football to achieve qualifications as well as seek pathways into the sport.
Starting as a series of roadshows in Autumn 2012, visiting Leeds, Gravesend, Wolverhampton, Manchester, and Cobham, Raise Your Game was initially run in conjunction with the Black and Asian Coaches Association (BACA), with the likes of Danny Mills, Sean Dyche, Terry Connor, Matt Murray, Brendon Batson and Phil Brown all attending the events.
To bring the first series to a close, Kick It Out hosted the ‘Raise Your Game’ national conference in April 2013 as 200 participants were given the chance to meet and seek wisdom from leading names in the world of football including Fabrice Muamba, Clarke Carlisle, Rachel Yankey, Bradley Johnson, Marvin Sordell and Yannick Bolasie.
The national conference has continued every year since, taking place in such illustrious surroundings as TUC Centre in London, Wembley Stadium and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
For the 2016/17 season, the Premier League will be supporting the Raise Your Game series as it hosts several events across the country.
Alongside the national conference, in 2016/17, the Raise Your Game series will offer unique events such as the Women’s Raise Your Game conference and specific events for media and coaching.
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Since 2012, Kick It Out has hosted a number of regional and national Raise Your Game events, which have provided opportunities for many individuals aspiring to succeed within the football industry.
Read the review from each event by clicking the years below.
Upcoming events for the Raise Your Game series will appear on the front page of the Kick It Out website and will feature in the mentoring newsletter.
Raise Your Game has helped a number of mentees go on to achieve a career within the football industry.
Some of these successes have been able to join such prestigious organisations as The Football Association, Daily Mail, Sports Interactive and clubs including Arsenal and Brentford.
Read some of the success stories that Raise Your Game has helped produce here.
Jobs In Football
As part of the Raise Your Game series, the Kick It Out website is updated with the latest job opportunities within the football industry.
To view the latest jobs, simply click here.
You can stay up-to-date with the latest news from Raise Your Game, including information about upcoming events and the most exciting job opportunities in football.
The newsletter also provides exclusive content only available to registered mentees including advice and success stories of how to make Raise Your Game work for you.
To sign up to the newsletter click here.