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Raise Your Game: new date of April 24

THERE IS a new date for this year's Raise Your Game event. Kick It Out will now host its annual Raise Your Game (RYG17) national conference, back at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club on Monday, April 24.

The event will be co-hosted by Max Rushden (Sky Sports' The Fantasy Football Club and talkSPORT presenter) and Reshmin Chowdhury (BBC and BT Sport presenter/journalist) and is also supported by the Premier League.

300 places are available on the day, for attendees that are seeking to work in the football industry or those who are looking at progressing further in their roles. You will be given unrivalled access to connect with experienced professionals, currently working in and around football through, one-to-one mentoring sessions, coaching, media and career workshops and coaching masterclass sessions.

Previous Raise Your Game events have secured job opportunities and work placements for its lucky attendees and this year’s event will be no different, as representatives from a variety of established organisations give up their time to support the next generation of football’s workforce.

A list of those offering advice:


• Premier League
• The FA
• The PFA
• Sky Sports
• BBC Sport
• The Guardian
• The Sun
• The Times
• Morning Star
• Football Manager
• Squawka
• Associate Press
• TalkSport
• Mirror
• The Voice
• County FA’s
• Mischon
• Continental Star
• Zesh Rehman Foundation


• Media and communications
• Coaching and management
• Community and grassroots
• Football business and administration
• Player services (intermediaries)
• Sport science and physiotherapy
• Refereeing


To help you get the most out of this event please follow the steps below. You need to have as much information about what you want from the day and your ideas about working in football.

1. Click here to register.

2. Fill in as much information as possible, including your three areas of preference to be mentored. If you have any specific access requirements, please let Kick It Out know in advance.

3. Email for further details.

Look out for exciting details about this year’s #RYG17 event, including workshops and mentors by following @kickitout on Twitter and Raise Your Game’s dedicated account @KickItOutRYG and by visiting

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