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Whose Football is it? Event

nust logo small"Whose football is it? A discussion and debate on reconnecting north east football clubs to their communities". NUST's Peter Fanning is a panelist for this interesting event held before Sunday's match.

This event, organized in partnership between The Northern Correspondent and the Baltic Centre will take place at BALTIC Level 1 on Sunday 15th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm - the morning of the final day of the season. The discussion will consider questions such as:

  • How does football shape the identity of a region like the north east, and cities and towns like Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough?
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities for football in the north east?
  • How might we reconnect football with north east communities?
  • What role could football play in regenerating our region, and meeting its needs?
  • How successful has the north east been in integrating football into other areas of public and cultural life?
  • What are the opportunities for collaboration and partnership?

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Ian Mearns, MP for Gateshead
  • Roger Domeneghetti, author of From the Back Page to the Front Room
  • Sarah Munro, director of BALTIC
  • Peter Fanning, Newcastle United Supporters' Trust
  • Dr Kevin Dixon, Teesside University sports sociologist
  • Luke Edwards, Telegraph's north east football reporter
  • Lois Stonock, researcher and curator
  • Charlie Tims, researcher
  • Michael Martin, editor of True Faith fanzine
  • Kate Bradley, chief executive, Newcastle United Foundation

Come along and join in the debate.
For all the details of the event

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