Friday 15 February 2013

Beyond Wembley: What can bring Bradford together?

26th February 2013, 6:30-8:00pm
Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

Bradford City have thrilled a city and surprised the whole country by becoming the first team from English football's fourth division to reach a major Wembley Cup final.

This event will reflect on what this moment has meant for Bradford, and how to build on it after the cup final.

Speakers include:

·     Anthony Clavane, chief sportswriter of the Sunday Mirror and author of books on identity and       football, and the Jewish contribution to English football.
·         Sabbiyah Pervez, proud Bradfordian and participant in Make Bradford British TV programme.
·         Riz Rehman, operations director of the Zesh Rehman Foundation, a social inclusion project to bring communities together using football; ex-footballer and qualified coach.
·         Jason McKeown, editor of The Width of a Post website, covering Bradford City FC.

Join them to discuss questions including:

- How far has it captured an inclusive pride in a city more used to negative headlines?

- Will it help persuade Bradfordians to support their local club, not Premiership teams, or boost the club's efforts to build local Asian support?

- Beyond Wembley, what can we learn about the possibilities of sport, and other areas of common interest, to be a positive force for inclusion and integration?

British Future is an independent thinktank which promotes constructive public debate about identity and integration in Britain today. See for more information.

To reserve a place, please RSVP to Helena Stroud at or call 020 7632 9069.

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