The Black Arts Company were pleased to be helping The Professional Footballer’s Association (The PFA) with a conference on the 12th October.
There wasn’t a spare seat in the house at the inaugural PFA “Mental Health & Emotional Well Being Conference” held at the FA St Georges Park Complex in the rolling Staffordshire Countryside.
42 EFL, 17 Premier League and 11 WSL Clubs attended from a broad range of skill sets including Physios, Player Welfare Offices, Chaplins and Doctors.
Importantly representatives of The Premier League, EFL, FIFPro and the FA joined the event, contributing three speakers to the Morning Conference.
The afternoon saw ex Royal Logistics soldier “Scotty Darroch” relate a life more at home in a Horror Movie that he managed to turn into a Fairy Story. This was followed by four films (BELOW) of Players in turmoil after which three of them joined a Panel that included Fabrice Muamba and Chis Ramsey.
The BBC’s Mark Clemmit facilitated the discussion and found it almost impossible to stop it and an hour after it eventually ended the reception area was still crowded with people discussing the day
The BBC covered the event across all Channels and included an interview with Chris Kirkland on BBC Breakfast.