Outside of formal work, I’ve been involved in two voluntary projects to use sport to bring people together and share important stories.
- Millennium Stars
- Millennium Stars FC is a football team formed in 1997 by a group of Liberian teenagers.
- In 1999, they toured the UK, played seven matches and won them all. They’re still coaching younger kids and playing football themselves.
- Find them here on Facebook.
- Consett the World
- Consett the World was a community project to bring the wider world to our town – the former steel town of Consett, County Durham – through music and sport. It ran from 2006 to 2009.
I’m also working on writing the story of Millennium Stars FC, and some other writing projects, which include:
- Writing the memoirs of an Indian civil servant
- Saints Alive – a book about modern heroes and heroines
- A book about how to analyse a football match, from the point of view of a spectator (or pundit)
- And some fiction, probably in the fantasy genre
I wrote a story for this book that’s been published to support the work of neurological and geriatric units in the North East of England – Mezzanine and Other Storeys
And here’s a short story (very short) you can download: The_Saint_of_Fuencarrasco