Resource authors: Dr Michael Skey; Dr Chris Stone; Dr Anita Mangan; Dr Olu Jenzen Project: Football and Connected Communities
The final project report for the project examining the role of football in communities.
This publication is the product of a piece of collaborative research between Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD), the University of East Anglia, Keele University and the University of Brighton.
It was conducted with funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Connected Communities research programme. The content (re)presents research findings, in the form of a match day programme, that are the result of various innovative and conventional research methods. These include questionnaires (see pages 13-14), individual and group interviews, participant observation and performative participatory research (PPR) methods (that have informed the content of the articles that follow). Our aim has been to explore the role of football (and its connected constituents) as community resource(s) and global media product(s) in the lives of young people in a collaborative manner. In doing so we feel this is an appropriate form for the (re)presentation of our findings.