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24 October 2022

‘Race and Participation in Sport and Exercise’ on Friday 28 October 2022 from 10am to noon

- Black History Month in October in UK each year
- Exploration of race and participation within sport and exercise
- Event at University of Huddersfield on Friday 28 October from 10am to noon

As part of their Black History Month celebrations, the University of Huddersfield are holding an event looking into ‘Race and Participation in Sport and Exercise’.

Led by Leah Asante, a Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at the University, this ‘in conversation’ style panel event will discuss how race and ethnicity influence the way sport is accessed and experienced.

Leah will be joined by Maggie Birkenshaw, Netball Coach for Leeds Rhinos (previously held the post of Security Manager at the University) and Jermaine Akins, a Health and Well-being Coordinator and Personal Trainer (previously worked at the University as a Personal Trainer for Active Hud).

The event includes the chance to think about Black representation in sporting history, through the archival collections at Heritage Quay.

Heritage Quay cares for two internationally significant collections of national sporting bodies, the Rugby Football League and England Netball, and participants will be able to look through papers, photographs and learn more about how archival collections shape our understanding of history.

Learn more about the speakers and book your free ticket.

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