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Media release - JUST A BALL GAME? SEMINAR, #STRONGERTOGETHER
JUST A BALL GAME? SEMINAR, #STRONGERTOGETHER
On the eve of our eighth birthday, JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) proudly announce their first ever seminar #STRONGERTOGETHER which will be hosted by The Football Association (FA) at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 5th February 2019.
The event is supported by GMB Trade Union, The Professional Footballers’ Association, UCFB, KIO and others, and will see a day of interactive workshops, networking, guest panel speakers from football clubs, fan groups, players, referees, coaches, education establishments, the police, media, and other sports organisations coming together to showcase the great partnership work done in collaboration with JBG?
Further details on this free, event will be released shortly. Tickets will be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strongertogether-tickets-52180212420
Confirmed speakers to include referee Lucy Clark, football coach Luke Tuffs, FA Youth Council member Amrit Singh Bains, former TUC Policy Officer Dr Peter Purton and former Women’s FA Hon. Ass. Secretary Patricia Gregory.
"Delighted that this event is taking place, and at Wembley. It justifies years of hard work at grass roots to raise the issue of anti-LGBT+ prejudice in football, and I am honored to have been asked to take part". Dr Peter Purton, TUC LGBT/disability officer (retired).
Keeley Baptista, Kick It Out Programmes Manager, said: “Just A Ball Game? have worked tirelessly for LGBT+ inclusion in football since 2010 and we’re proud to be a long-term supporter of their work.
“The #StrongerTogether relaunch at Wembley promises to be an important day of discussion and workshops on LGBT+ issues, and we look forward to seeing how JGB? use it to build on their successes over the last 8 years.”
Lucy Clark says: “I love the work that Just A Ball Game? do and fully support them. Football and all sports should be enjoyed by everyone and just because a person is a member of the LGBT+ community they should still continue doing what they love without prejudice.”
“ As someone who very nearly gave up doing something I love because I am transgender, I appreciate the work the Just A Ball Game? are doing as quitting should not have even crossed my mind. I am honored to have been invited to talk at this event and look forward to meeting you all.”
Amrit Singh Bains had this to say,” It’s an absolute honor to attend the day as a guest speaker. I am really humbled for this opportunity to use the game of football to unite, inspire and empower our communities.”
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Published on - Fri, 09 Nov 2018
JUST A BALL GAME? ANNUAL AWARD 2018- MERSEYSIDE POLICE.
Published on - Wed, 31 Oct 2018
JBG? media release - “ TRANS KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.”
“ TRANS KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.”
Sandie Maile, co-chair GMB Shout! London region shows support: "GMB Shout! the union's self-organised group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* + members, fully supports equality for trans* people and we are happy to endorse this campaign by Just a Ball Game?"
Published on - Wed, 01 Aug 2018
JBG? welcome The Leeds Hunters RUFC
Just A Ball Game? welcome The Leeds Hunters RUFC as a partner club.
We are very happy to announce that we are bringing The Leeds Hunters RUFC on board as a partner club.
The Leeds Hunters RUFC is an inclusive rugby club.
The Club's primary aim is to provide, for any adult male aged 18 or over irrespective of race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and level of fitness or experience, a safe environment in which to enjoy the game of rugby. For all members, players, supporters and volunteers, The Leeds Hunters will always strive to foster an environment of mutual respect, equality, tolerance and teamwork, as well as promote cooperation, friendship and compassion both on and off the pitch.
Earlier this year as part of our LGBTHM events we visited the team training and found the club had recently been officially affiliated with Yorkshire Carnegie.
Tony Aimson, Leeds Hunters Chairman, said: “For a team who have recently celebrated their first anniversary, we are extremely honored to be affiliated with Yorkshire Carnegie, having their support along with experience and assistance with training will be a vast benefit to our players and coaching team. We are looking forward to a long relationship with Yorkshire Carnegie.”
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Published on - Sun, 27 May 2018
JUST A BALL GAME? CARDIFF IDAHOBIT 2018 EVENT
JUST A BALL GAME? CARDIFF IDAHOBIT 2018 EVENT,
Published on - Mon, 07 May 2018
Media release from our friends at KICK IT OUT for LGBT History Month 2018
Published on - Tue, 27 Feb 2018
New team JBG? member
New team JBG? member on board.
Just A Ball Game? would like to welcome on board Steven (Ste) Grocock to our team as Midlands Officer.
Ste is a Notts County fan who is dedicated to equality in sports.Growing up in the midlands and later spending time in north America Ste is also a fan of ice hockey.
Check out the notes on Ste and the other JBG? team members here:
Published on - Fri, 16 Feb 2018
Media release: MAPPING OUR LGBT+ Fan Groups.
Published on - Mon, 29 Jan 2018
KICK IT OUT RECEIVE ANNUAL JUST A BALL GAME? AWARD - MEDIA RELEASE.
CEO of Kick It Out Roisin Wood had this to say on receiving the award, “We are absolutely honored, on behalf of Kick It Out I want to say a big thank you, it’s been great working with you this year as we have for a number of years. We hope that some of the resources we have been doing and the support of the type of work you have been doing continues on.”
Published on - Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Media Release: Former Wales and Everton legend on board as patron of LGBT+ organisations.
(not live a lie) without discrimination or prejudice.”
Published on - Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Anti-discrimination in Sport
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