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Samantha: A key player

FOCUSED: Samantha Johnson will co-host the event in April; inset below, attendees at last year’s event

TELEVISION PRESENTER Samantha Johnson has been announced as a host of the upcoming Raise Your Game National conference at Emirates Stadium on April 16.

Johnson is an experienced television presenter currently working as an anchor and correspondent on the sports show Beyond the Game for TRT World in Turkey.

Born in Birmingham, Johnson is also an ambassador for women working in sports broadcasting and has previously been named on the Football Black List.

The free mentoring event, supported by the Premier League, will see hundreds of individuals aspiring for a career in the football industry provided with the opportunity to gain insight and knowledge from professionals across several aspects of the game.

The Raise Your Game series is Kick It Out’s unique programme which helps provide opportunities for people who aspire to work within the football industry.

Samantha will join the likes of Manish Bhasin, Reshmin Chowdhury, Max Rushden and Clarke Carlisle in hosting the national conference on behalf of football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

Speaking upon the announcement, Johnson said she was pleased to assist Kick It Out with the mentoring conference.

She said: “I have long admired Kick It Out’s efforts on many fronts within the game.

“Helping to create opportunities and career pathways for people who aspire to work within the football industry is another important tranche of their work that I’m proud to support that by hosting this year’s Raise Your Game conference.”

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