Stars join debate26 September 2005

Some of the biggest names in UK football are to take part in a special Black History Month forum called “How Football Has Tackled and Improved Racism” to be held at the Hammersmith Town Hall, London on 27 October 2005.

The debate will centre around a series of questions designed to explore just how much football and society has improved. The objective is to highlight the significant improvements and also the difficulties that have occurred over the last 30 years.

John Barnes, capped 79 times by England and arguably the finest black footballer in the last 30 years, will speak at the debate. He will be joined by John Fashanu who played for Norwich City, Lincoln City, Wimbledon and Aston Villa. Other forum guests will include former QPR, Tottenham and Manchester City defender Clive Wilson.

Entry to the forum is free. Read the Voice of Sport next week for details on how to obtain tickets.