Akabusi on Athlete Transition

By Jacque Talbot Athlete turned motivational speaker, Kriss Akabusi MBE, who won gold medals for 400 metres at the World, European and Commonwealth Championships as well as silver and bronze at the Olympic Games, spoke to the SPTT’s Jacque Talbot about making the transition from the world of sport onto new ventures.   Amid the[…]

Addressing underrepresentation with action: The Sports People’s Think Tank at Soccerex 2017

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[…]

Olympic Boxer Joe Joyce Knows the Importance of Giving Back

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[…]

Jason Roberts talks to the SPTT

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[…]

SPTT renew call for action on ‘disappointing’ figures

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[…]