Anna Kessel, sports journalist, co-founder and chair of Women in Football, author and one of The Independents 50 Most Influential Women in Sport joins us to discuss the importance of sport in our lives. "
" Part manifesto, part memoir, part how to, Eat Sweat Play is
kicking sport right in the (foot)balls says Lauren Laverne on Annas recent book. "
"A passionate advocate for sport and campaigner on equality, Anna looks at sexism in the game and some of the sporting worlds notable female role models. "
"Venue: Parkway Cinema "
"£5.00 (no conc.)
Parkway Cinema Flemingate Shopping Centre
09/10/2017 12:00 AM
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Anna Kessel is a sports journalist, acclaimed author and vocal campaigner on equality in sport. "
"A rare example of a female journalist in her field, Anna published Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Your Life (Macmillan) in 2016, a passionate polemic aimed at bringing sport to the female masses.. "
"A Guardian and Observer journalist since 2004, Anna has covered three Olympic Games, several World Cups, Euros and World Championships, and interviewed some of the biggest stars in global sport. Anna is also an experienced ghostwriter, working with a number of high profile sports stars, including an award winning football column. "
"Co-founder and chair of Women in Football (WiF), an organization lobbying against sexism in the game and championing female role models, The Independent described her as a fearless adversary of sexism in their list of the 50 Most Influential Women in Sport. Anna regularly contributes to TV and radio. "
"In 2016 Anna was awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women in sport. She is mother to two daughters.