The event was a great success. A total of 30 people attended the evening to share stories, enjoy food and to hear from our guest speakers - Les Howie, Chuks Akuneto & Rodney Jack.
As part of this event we managed to get some key messages out regarding inclusion, bursaries and coach mentor support.
Our first guest speaker, Rodney Jack spoke about his Caribbean roots, and how he came to playing football in England, for likes of Torquay, Oldham and Crewe.
The second guest speaker of the night was Chuk Akuneto, who played his trade in Africa before moving to England in 2005, and establishing himself within the coaching community. He shared his experiences of playing football in Africa amongst many other experiences.
Our final guest speaker was the Head of Grassroots Football for The FA, Les Howie. He spoke about his background and history, and what it looked like growing up in the North East of England. He also spoke about his experiences before he took his role within The FA.
Mark Caine stated "I attended the Black History Event and found it to be truly inspiring, at times funny and a very emotional evening as a whole.
I particularly enjoyed the three speakers, all excellent in their own ways. As a result, I am going to follow my dreams and try to become a coach.
Due to the fantastic atmosphere, the passion of all speakers and the Cheshire FA. I now want to book a level one course early in 2018."
Head of Grassroots Football, Les Howie had this to say "It was great to be involved, thank you to everyone who made this happen."
Alongside The FA, Cheshire FA feel very strongly about inclusion and supporting people from all communities in Cheshire, as we believe in Changing Lives Through Football.
Black History Month was a great success.