By Harry Corton After the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, there has been an outpouring of love and support for those affected from West London outfit Queens Park Rangers F.C. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, the club opened their Loftus Road stadium up to the public and it became a hub for[…]
By Jacque Talbot & Ola Fisayo The Sports Peoples Think Tank held a panel at Soccerex 2017 in Manchester, with Leon Mann posing questions to Manchester United ambassador Andy Cole, broadcast journalist Jessica Creighton, Derby County ambassador Michael Johnson, and Dr Steven Bradbury of Loughborough University regarding the underrepresentation of BAME individuals in football[…]
Jacque Talbot- Jerelle Okoro, co-founder of sports drink company Tuice and guard for basketball side Manchester Giants, spoke to us about the struggles of starting up a business in today’s climate, and the difficulty in finding his own voice as both an athlete and businessman. “I don’t think my voice is heard as athlete, especially[…]
Olympic Boxer Joe Joyce highlights the importance of giving back with the help of inspirational mother, Marvel Opara. Joyce recently turned pro, and was in attendance for his mother’s charity auction, raising money to climb mount Kilimanjaro for The RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind). Marvel has always been sporty and active, in-spite of[…]
In wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Lashings Allstar XI, an outfit made up of former professional international cricketers played a match to raise money for the survivors. The T20 match was played less than a mile from the tower against the Lords & Commons XI, a squad made up of serving and former members[…]
NFL Stars were in the London this summer to give back to the community, with the help of FloReal Sports. Oakland Raiders star Marshawn Lynch, New York Giants Quarter Back Joshua Johnson, and Hackney Born Miami Dolphin Jay Ajayi, all came to the capital with their respective foundations, to support young people in communities.[…]
The SPTT’s Calum Gaughan met with former professional footballer, current pundit and SPTT board member Jason Roberts to get his views on our work so far and what the organisation’s hopes are going into 2017. Since his retirement, Jason has stayed heavily involved within football through the Jason Roberts foundation but also by moving into[…]
By Michael McCann The Sports People’s Think Tank (SPTT) have once again renewed their call for the football authorities to up their efforts in addressing the continued under representation of BAME coaches within professional English football. A report by Dr. Steven Bradbury from Loughborough University, in association with the SPTT and the FARE network, showed[…]
SPTT member, Andy Barrow, is a retired GB Wheelchair Rugby athlete, triple Paralympian and 3 time European gold medallist. Barrow, now a highly respected motivational speaker and mentor, spoke to the SPTT about the challenges and opportunities to develop the Paralympics and his hopes for the next games in Tokyo.
The Sports People’s Think Tank (SPTT) hosted a pan sport discussion on Athlete Activism last Thursday at Arbuthnot Latham, London, addressing a range of issues.