Beyond Wembley: What can bring Bradford together?

26 February 2013, 6:30-8:00pm

Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

By Helen Stroud

Bradford City have thrilled a city and surprised the whole country by becoming the first team from English football’s fourth division to reach a major Wembley Cup final.

This event will reflect on what this moment has meant for Bradford, and how to build on it after the cup final.

Speakers include:

  • Anthony Clavane, chief sportswriter of the Sunday Mirror and author of books on identity and football, and the Jewish contribution to English football.
  • Sabbiyah Pervez, proud Bradfordian and participant in Make Bradford British TV programme.
  • Riz Rehman, operations director of the Zesh Rehman Foundation, a social inclusion project to bring communities together using football; ex-footballer and qualified coach.
  • Jason McKeown, editor of The Width of a Post website, covering Bradford City FC.

Join them to discuss questions including:

Q. How far has it captured an inclusive pride in a city more used to negative headlines?

Q. Will it help persuade Bradfordians to support their local club, not Premiership teams, or boost the club’s efforts to build local Asian support?

Q. Beyond Wembley, what can we learn about the possibilities of sport, and other areas of common interest, to be a positive force for inclusion and integration?

Q. British Future is an independent thinktank which promotes constructive public debate about identity and integration in Britain today. See for more information.

To reserve a place, please RSVP to Helena Stroud at or call 020 7632 9069.

Categories: News, Wembley 2013

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1 reply

  1. Note: they WON the FA Cup in 1911 beating Newcastle United 1-0 in a replay at Old Trafford, after a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace

    The New trophy in that, the 40th year of the FA cup was made by the Bradford jewellers Fattorini’s

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