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Beyond Wembley: What can bring Bradford together?

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Location: 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?

To reserve a place, please RSVP to Helena Stroud at

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