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Event location Mbrane Ltd Grant Thornton House, 22 Melton St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2EP, UK
Led by former athlete and now UK Athletics’ Vice President and Equality, Diversity & Engagement Lead Donna Fraser, this event will focus on celebrating Black History Month via the delivery of a black and white photographic exhibition, with the long-term goal of continuing to inspire the next generation to get into athletics for years to come.
The event – to be held in collaboration with commercial partner Grant Thornton - will take place on the evening of Wednesday 25 October in London. The exhibition - entitled ‘COACH’ - serves as the key Black History Month milestone for the organisation.
In recognition of the contribution of past and present Black and Asian athletics coaches in the UK from grass roots to elite level, it will shine a light on those who were athletes themselves and are passionate about sharing their experiences and expertise with emerging athletics stars in the UK.
Commenting on the project, Photographer Ernest Simons said:
“Working with UK Athletics for Black History Month has given me the opportunity to tell the story of that unique coach-athlete relationship through photography, which many people do not get the chance to see, and so I wanted to ensure this exhibition tells many stories for everyone from any background to engage with and be inspired.”