Kick It Out recently held their 6th successful Raise Your Game conference at Arsenal Football Club with representatives of Notts County in attendance.
The event, ran by leading anti-discrimination football charity Kick It Out, in its sixth year was attended by football managers, staff, coaches, the media and others to give young people an insight into the industry. The day started with an introduction from BBC Sport presenter Manish Bhasin, before he welcomed a number of guests to the stage for interviews about their own journey.
Over 300 young people attended to listen to mentors talk about their Clubs. Community Officer and Club Dietician Matt Lawson, attended for Notts County as a mentor and said “This day was a huge success and it was a great opportunity to talk about the wonderful history of Notts County alongside the work we do in the community. Kick It Out are a long term partner of the Club and do unbelievable work tackling discrimination. People wanted to talk football development, sports science, nutrition, grassroots coaching and the football environment in general”.
Troy Townsend, Education and Development Manager at Kick It Out, said: “Once again the event shows the appetite that so many people have to work in football. My thanks go to our tremendous mentors for again giving up their time to attend and share their experiences. You can’t put a price on that knowledge and information that’s being passed on. And also to Arsenal for once again allowing us to host Raise Your Game in such a magnificent venue.
“The feedback from mentees, who attended for either the first time or visited to see us again, has been excellent, and we look forward to staying in touch with them to hear of their future success.”
Notts County congratulate all at Kick It Out and the Emirates Stadium for such a successful day.