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Moving on up

In October 2001, Football Unites organised the Moving On Up conference for 150 local young people aged 14-16, in partnership with Andy Kiwomya, a former Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City player, who was then working as a secondary school learning mentor. Held at Sheffield Hallam University to coincide with Black History Month and the National Anti-Racist Week of Action in Football.

The key speakers on the day were ex-England and Liverpool football hero John Barnes, Minister for Sport and Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn, DJ Lloyd Samuels, Financial Advisor and Sheffield United Academy Assistant Director Paul Archer along with Piara Powar, Director, Kick It Out.

These inspirational speakers focused on motivation, discipline, empowerment and achievement. Young people had the opportunity to ask question, get autographs and have their photos taken with John Barnes.

John Barnes
John Barnes, spoke at the "Moving on up" event.
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