Exciting times ahead working with the Twinning Project to analyse football-based interventions to reduce reoffending in British prisons! The Twinning Project has paired over 30 major football clubs with local prisons to deliver courses in coaching, refereeing, and stewarding. Not only does this offer the potential for future football-industry jobs, but access to sustainable, positive social identities. As we aim to look at reoffending over two years (with surveys delivered pre- and post-release), final reports are not expected until 2025 so we’re in it for the long haul!
Enjoyed this interview for Why Factor on BBC World Service - speaking about baseball and cricket, sports psychology, evolution, and the cultural morals sports are embedded in. Interview with Sandra Kanthal.
Discussing how we evolved to co-operate, kindness in other species, and who we’re likely to stop and help.
Thoughts on group identities, the imperialist mindset, and the problem with patriarchy in modern football.