Sun 16 Aug 14:00 | Festival Website, YouTube, Social Media
Leicester Riders In Conversation: Jamell Anderson
Join Leicester Rider’s Jamell Anderson ‘In Conversation’ as we explore the experiences that shaped this sports star's career diversity and representation in sport
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TV commentator Daniel Routledge speaks to Leicester Riders’ Forward Jamell Anderson about diversity and representation in sport.
Linking to our Sofa Cinema experience of ‘Bend it Like Beckham’, we explore the barriers and challenges facing BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) athletes in professional sport, and ask what influence players at the top of their game can have on wider behaviour and attitudes across society.
With Leicester Riders, Jamell Anderson has won the British Basketball League (BBL) Cup, the Championship, and the Playoff. He has also competed internationally for Great Britian and England at the Commonwealth Games
This event is part of An Indian Summer's SOFA CINEMA programme. SOFA Cinema is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk
Leicester Riders Foundation
Leicester Riders Foundation was established in 2015 as a charitable trust, providing over 15,000 participants a year with a basketball experience. As part of the Riders Foundation’s commitment to the community of Leicester City and Leicestershire, the Leicester Sports Arena was erected in January 2016 to provide a home for the Leicester Riders professional Mens, Womens and Junior teams, as well as the surrounding communities.
Growing the sport of basketball lies at the heart of the Leicester Riders Foundation and a number of sessions are being delivered at Satellite and Project Hub funded sessions across area. All part of a consistent pathway that leads to representing the Leicester Riders Basketball Club at a regional and national level. In align with developing players, the Foundation aims to also support the development of Coaches, Officials and Volunteers across a number of accredited courses