5 days ago

News: Kick It Out Podcast Now Available

Watford Football Club are pleased to support Kick It Out and promote their new podcast ‘Kick It Outcast’.

Using their unrivalled contacts and access to all aspects of the game we love, the pod will showcase the huge breadth of the work they do, and have done over the last 25 years.

The first four episodes - which are out now - feature conversations with key people who run football on their hopes for inclusion and equality in the game. They talk to coaches, campaigners, organisers and ex-players.

They go behind-the-scenes with Education Manager Troy Townsend as he speaks to players at Liverpool’s academy, hear a debate about whether new media is showing the press the way forward on diversity, and there’s an introduction to the “Game Changers” – the next generation of people who are tipped to be future leaders in football. 

Presented and produced by the Kick It Out team, these programmes are a must-listen for anyone who cares about the future of football.

You can download and listen to the show via iTunes or Acast.

5 days ago

Trust: Big Charity Sports Day Success

Six local businesses came together for the Big Charity Sports Day at Meriden Community Centre last month, to take on a range of activities to claim the title as the event’s first ever winning business. The winning team? Penman Sedgwick LLP.

The inaugural winners were Penman Sedgwick LLP.

Although there was the natural competitiveness on show, as well as a few fancy dress costumes, it was all in aid of two important local charities; Herts Inclusive Theatre and Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust.

Overall, £1,431 was raised through sponsorships and a raffle held on the night. That money will now be split between both HIT and the Trust and will go towards helping them continue making a positive difference to the lives of local people within the community.

The Big Charity Sports Day, organised and delivered by a team of staff and volunteers from HIT and the Trust, was sponsored by Metro Bank and supported by Anytime Fitness and Merchant Taylors School. It may have been Penman Sedgwick that came out on top, yet the five other businesses performed admirably, getting stuck in to the activities and raising vital funds - they were; James Hallam Ltd, Herts Chamber of Commerce, The Athena Network, De Lage Landen and Metro Bank.

On an evening when the rain poured down, spirits were certainly not dampened as Emma Harrington of Herts Inclusive Theatre explained: “For our first ever Big Charity Sports Day, we’re delighted at how everything went. The businesses involved were great sports and we are hugely thankful for their involvement and of course generous sponsorships.”