Thursday, 11 July 2013

Football 150 Conference

UCLan's International Football Institute is preparing for September's prestigious Football 150 Conference.

The event is an academic conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association and is being organised in conjunction with the National Football Museum and International Centre for Sports History and Culture (De Montfort University).

The conference will explore the historical, sociological, artistic and all other aspects of men and women's football in all its varieties, and aims to reflect on the history of the Football Association whilst developing a blueprint for the future of the game and its study.

The FA's Director of Football Development Sir Trevor Brooking will give the opening address of the conference. Keynotes will be given by Tony Mason, author of 'Association Football and English Society,' and Karen Espelund of UEFA's executive committee and former general secretary of the Norwegian FA.

UCLan are sponsoring David Goldblatt - the author of 'The Ball is Round' – for his keynote lecture on the second day of the event, while the final day features the Arab Football Forum.

The conference will be held at the National Football Museum, Manchester, on 2-4 September 2013. For further details please contact Jane Clayton.

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