Next week Street Child United will host a panel discussion on “Football’s Global Responsibility” at the 2016 Soccerex Global Football Convention to be held in Manchester September 26 – 28.
Soccerex brings together the global football community from more than 80 countries, including 3000+ delegates and 450+ football clubs, for three days of insight, networking and discussion.
We’re excited to be asked to host a presentation and panel discussion in the Love Football Zone on Tuesday 27th from 11.30am on the role football can play to inspire social change.
Joining our CEO John Wroe on the panel will be Gilberto Silva, our Global Ambassador, Brazil World Cup Winner and Arsenal Invincible, alongside David Garrido, Sky Sports presenter and champion of Street Child United and Kate Laurens, Senior PR and Arsenal Foundation at Arsenal Football Club.
The discussion will be a fantastic opportunity to highlight our work using the power of football to change the way street children are seen and treated and look forward to the next Street Child World Cup taking place ahead of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
We hope the discussion will inspire the world football community to further realise the huge potential the game has to reach beyond the field and provide protection, support and opportunities to marginalised children and young people across the globe.
Soccerex will be opened by Fatma Samoura, the new Secretary General of FIFA and one of the highest-profile female administrators in global sport. Ms Samoura will deliver the keynote address and outline FIFA’s future plans.
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