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Exeter City back anti-racism campaign

By Echonews  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

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Exeter City is showing its support for Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign, by offering a free master class at Exeter University for aspiring football coaches.

The workshop is part of a series of free events being held at Exeter University on Monday, November 5 entitled Raise Your Game, which are part of Kick It Out's mentoring and leadership project, funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Exeter City's Director of Football Steve Perryman, first team coach Andy Tillson and Torquay United's manager Martin Ling will be teaming up to deliver the coaching master class, which will be accredited as a one hour CPD at Levels 1 and 2 for the FA Licensed Coaches' Club.

The Raise Your Game series of events is being rolled out across the country over the next two months, and is being run in conjunction with the Black and Asian Coaches Association, the League Managers Association, local county Football Associations and grassroots teams.

Troy Townsend, Kick It Out's Mentoring and Leadership Project Manager, said: "These events are about giving individuals from all backgrounds the opportunity to enhance their skillsets and to find out more about the different pathways available. No matter what area of the game you're keen to pursue a career in, the Raise Your Game forums are a platform in which to ask questions and find out more."

The Raise Your Game events taking place in Exeter will also include mentoring sessions in areas such as journalism and community work, First Aid and Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Steve Perryman, Director of Football at Exeter City, said: "Exeter City is a strong supporter of the Kick It Out campaign, and I am delighted to be getting personally involved with the Raise Your Game coaching master class. The workshops aim to give participants a real insight into employment opportunities in the game, and I hope it will prove useful for any budding coaches who attend."

The free Raise Your Game events will take place between 9.30am and 5pm at Exeter University on Monday, November 5. Tea and coffee is provided but attendees should bring their own lunch. Booking is required for all mentoring sessions and workshops, and attendees can go to as many or as few of the sessions as they like. For more information or to book a place contact Troy Townsend on 0207 253 0162 or email troy@kickitout.org

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