Review of the Conference in the Football Pink

Dr. Paul Breen recently wrote this review of his presentation, the day’s’ events and overall impressions from last week.

Here is the link to the piece below:

Diverse City – when the Accies came to town


Talks from conference available on periscope!

We are pleased to reveal that all the presentations from last Friday’s conference are now available to watch on periscope.


Big thanks to Jennifer Jones (@jennifermjones) for all her hard work to make this available as well as happen on the day!

Final Programme List!




Chair – Dr.Annette Coburn (UWS)

Sectarianism 12.45pm-2.30pm


Chair – Sean Huddleston (UWS)




Chair – Professor Colin Clark (UWS)


Keynote – Dr. Jamie Cleland – University of Loughborough


‘Changing attitudes to homophobia in the game’


Keynote Archie MacPherson


‘Sectarianism before and after – history of sectarian prejudice in the game’


Keynote – David Goldblatt


‘Racism and Football – the beautiful game?’



Dr.Eilidh Macrae – University of the West of Scotland – ‘A Successful Mixture: Women and Football in Scotland’



Dr.Rory Magrath – Southampton Solent University – ‘Higher Education, Football, and Attitudes towards Homosexuality’



Rosmarijn van Kleef – University of Leiden – Presentation outline: Liability of football clubs for supporters’ misconduct


Maureen McBride – University of Glasgow – ‘The Offensive behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act (2012) – a critique’




Dr.James Carr – University of Limerick – ‘Tackling Prejudice through Football: A Case Study of Diverse City FC, Dublin’


Dr.Paul Breen – University of Westminster – ‘Going Sideways: England’s Identity Crisis in the Modern Age’



Hugh Torrance – LEAP Sports



Catherine Somerville – Stonewall Scotland



Peter Geoghegan – ‘The Ferret’ Investigative Reporting


Practitioner: Dave Scott– Nil by Mouth,


Professor Stephen McKinney – University of Glasgow


Dr.John Kelly – University of Edinburgh


Derek Ferguson – former Rangers and Heart of Midlothian (Show Racism the Red Card Ambassador)






Alan White – United Glasgow Football club


Latest news

The momentum towards Friday 21st is now starting to generate.

The final touches to the programme are also being put in place.

Stonewall Scotland will giving an additional practitioners presentation, demonstrating the Campaigns, Policy and Research work that they are carrying out.

With regards to the sectarianism Q & A panel, we are also pleased to announce that former Rangers FC player, and current show racism the red card ambassador, Derek Ferguson will now be taking part. We are sure Derek will provide an extremely useful contribution to the days’ proceedings.

See you all on Friday!