Premier League footballers to descend on one of London’s leading conference and meetings venues for major football industry event

Raise Your Game Conference by Kick It OutKick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, returns to London’s Congress Centre for the third consecutive year on 10th April 2013 to hold Raise Your Game, a conference designed to encourage promising young hopefuls eager to fast track their way into the football industry. Prominent football stars including Fabrice Muamba and Carlton Cole will be attending the event, which is part of the organisation’s new-era Mentoring and Leadership Project designed to bring people together from across the country who are looking to find work in all areas of the football industry.
The event, which is already sold out, will take place in the impressive wood-panelled Council Chamber at Congress Centre, with catering facilities in the meeting rooms adjacent to the Chamber on the same level. 100 delegates will attend the morning event and a further 100 will attend a similar session in the afternoon.

In previous years, the conference has attracted high-calibre mentors and this year’s event is no exception. Alongside Muamba and Cole, a host of other well-known players including Marvin Sordell, Bradley Johnson, Yannick Bolasie and Clarke Carlisle will be joining industry professionals working in management, coaching, administration and the media.

The event will also attract established, credible and respected individuals already working in football within local communities who are available to advise individuals keen to get involved at grass roots level.

Troy Townsend, Kick It Out’s Mentoring and Leadership Project Manager, commented: “We’re returning to Congress Centre for the third year running in April as the location is extremely convenient, just around the corner from Tottenham Court Road Underground Station. The standard of facilities and service at the venue are also first class.”

The April event follows the success of a series of Raise Your Game regional events which took place in 2012, and aims to reach 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 on by the Project, including:

• Management and coaching

• Media and communications

• Football administration

• Community and grassroots

• Refereeing

The conference will capture the momentum and essence of the 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. 

For further information, please contact Mentoring and Leadership Project Manager Troy Townsend, via email on or by calling 020 7253 0162.

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