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Women’s Raise Your Game Heads To Manchester

5 June 2017

Raise Your Game, run by football’s equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out, is heading to Manchester on Thursday 8 June 2017.

The mentoring event, supported by the Premier League, is designed for women who wish to forge a career in football, or wish to explore alternative career opportunities in the game.

Click here to register for this FREE event on 8 June at The Etihad Stadium as Kick It Out continues its efforts to diversify football’s workforce and ensure the game is reflective of society in 2017.

The event, hosted by BBC Sport presenter Jessica Creighton, runs from 10am – 3pm. Vicky Kloss, Chief Communications Officer at Manchester City is confirmed to speak and will open up the afternoon session.

The pitch-side panel – comprising of women who are in direct football-related positions in the industry – will feature Emily Hill, Children & Young People’s Football Development Officer at London FA and JJ Jewels – the only hijab wearing referee officiating in men’s grassroots football.

Fellow official Lucy Oliver, who was in charge of the FA Women’s Premier League Cup Final, will also feature on the panel alongside Shelley Strange, Reading FC Academy Coach and FA Coach Mentor.

A workshop looking at how you present yourself to perspective employers, including a look at your CV, as well as a media workshop, featuring BBC staff such as Shelley Alexander (Editorial Lead on Women’s Sport) and her colleagues Anna Thompson and Rhia Chohan, will provide guests with useful tips and industry information.

Those who have already registered will receive information direct from Kick It Out before the event confirming the schedule for the day.

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