Putting the voice of the child first in football

Friday, March 15 – 10am-4pm.

CGM Media Centre, Cadbury House, Blackpole East, Worcester, WR3 8SG.

Four speakers

One discussion panel

Lots of debate on THE burning topic in English football

An all-day conference exploring the positive and proactive ways in which the English game from grass roots to professional academies can put the best interests of children first.

Rebuilding the Belief 3 is the follow up to Rebuilding the Belief 1 and 2, held in April and December 2018.

Watch a short video of Rebuilding the Belief 1 here.

Delegate attendance fee: £50+VAT, includes buffet lunch.

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available – see details

This conference will:

  • Explore alternatives

  • Put the voice of the child first

  • Find ways to make junior and academy football better


The event host is Chris Green – host and author of Every Boy’s Dream – England’s Football Future on the Line (A&C Black, 2009) – nominated for 2010 British Sports Book of the Year and managing partner of Chris Green Media. Rebuilding the Belief is the title of Chris Green’s forthcoming sequel.

Our speakers are:

Tony Whelan – Academy programme advisor at Manchester United FC

Gareth Farrelly – Lawyer and former Republic of Ireland international who played for Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers and Everton

Simon Bywater – Director for parental disclosure and relationship development at PlayersNet

Martin Brock – Chairman of Nerf Junior Premier League


– Sports academics and teachers

– Sports media

– Junior coaches and clubs

– Anyone who cares about the voice of the child in sport  


For further information contact CGM on 01905 754336, or send us a message via our contact us page.