Bianca Westwood to Co-Host Kick It Out's National Raise Your Game Conference

By: Jack Wylie |
19/03/18 |

Sky Sports presenter Bianca Westwood will join Samantha Johnson to co-host Kick It Out’s upcoming National Raise Your Game conference at Emirates Stadium.

Bianca has established herself as a leading journalist at Sky Sports having spent over 15 years working as a match reporter on the Soccer Saturday programme and will share hosting duties with Samantha throughout the conference on Monday 16 April.

The FREE mentoring event, supported by the Premier League, will provide hundreds of individuals, aspiring for a career in the football industry, with the opportunity to gain insight and knowledge from professionals across several aspects of the game.

Bianca has previously mentored at Kick It Out’s unique series, giving insight and guidance to people aspiring to work in the media industry.

Meanwhile, experienced television presenter Samantha is also an ambassador for women working in sports broadcasting and has previously been named on the Football Black List in 2014 and 2016.

The pair will join the likes of Manish Bhasin, Reshmin Chowdhury, Max Rushden and Clarke Carlisle in hosting the national conference on behalf of football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

Ahead of next month’s event, Bianca said: “I am thrilled to be joining Samantha Johnson in co-hosting this year’s National Raise Your Game conference at Emirates Stadium.

“The conference promises to be a great day with a fantastic line-up of mentors from across the sport showing interest in supporting the event already. I’ve been a mentor, so I know how invaluable an experience the event is for attendees. I would recommend people interested in joining us to sign up as soon as they can.

“I recently attended the Raise Your Game debate event, so I can attest to the excellent work being done by Kick It Out in so many different areas of the industry to inspire and create the next generation of the football workforce.”

Samantha added: “I have long admired Kick It Out’s efforts on many fronts within the game. Helping to create opportunities and career pathways for people who aspire to work within the football industry is another important tranche of their work and I’m proud to support that by hosting this year’s Raise Your Game conference.”

The wider Raise Your Game series has been running since 2011 and has led to a number of attendees securing full-time employment, work placements and qualifications within their chosen fields.

To book your free place at Raise Your Game, click here