"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