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Raise Your Game

13 February 2013

Kick It Out's Mentoring and Leadership Project enters a new era - starting with the Raise Your Game conference on Wednesday 10th April 2013.

or by calling 020 7253 To register your interest for the Raise Your Game conference, please contact Mentoring and Leadership Project manager Troy Townsend via email on

Previous years have seen the conference attract high calibre mentors such as Norwich City manager Chris Hughton, England women’s international Rachel Yankey, former Charlton Athletic striker Jason Euell, Arsenal legend Paul Davis and West Bromwich Albion hero Brendon Batson.

The Raise Your Game conference will capture the momentum and essence of those regional events which have allowed people to walk away with football-related qualifications, work placements, a better understanding of how to secure employment and ideas for enhancing their own initiatives.

• Refereeing
• Community and grassroots
• Football administration
• Media and communications
• Management and coaching

After the success of the Raise Your Game regional series of events in 2012, this year’s conference sees a thrust towards reaching new communities and individuals. The ever-growing areas of sports science and physiotherapy, and the work of licensed football agents have been added to the current list of disciplines focused upon by the Project:

Equally, it has attracted established, credible and respected individuals already working in football wanting to advise and set those attendees on their chosen pathway.

Mentoring has been a key focus of Kick It Out’s work in recent years. Since 2011, a conference has taken place on an annual basis bringing people together from across the country looking to find work in different areas of the game.



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