Jason & Otis Roberts nominated for Black List Award
The Jason Roberts Foundation is delighted to announce that both Jason Roberts and CEO, Otis Roberts, have been nominated for this year’s football Black List Awards.
The Awards ceremony, which this year will be held at the offices of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in Canary Wharf London on October 26, recognises the contribution of the black community for achievements across all levels of football.
The initiative which was founded by journalist Leon Mann and Voice sports editor Rodney Hinds in 2008, is supported by the Football Association, the Professional Footballers’ Association, Kick it Out and the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS), and Horizon with The Voice Newspaper as a media partner.
What they said about Jason:
The Blackburn striker has revealed that his talents are not restricted to the pitch with his superb start as a presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live 606 phone-in. He is also a regular contributor to BBC World News Show Sports World Have Your Say. Not only is Roberts combining his burgeoning media career with the demands of professional football, but his Jason Roberts Foundation continues to go from strength to strength.
What they said about Otis:
The uncle of Blackburn Rovers striker Jason is the dedicated chief executive of the Jason Roberts Foundation, which is committed to providing sporting and cultural opportunities for young people in the UK and the Caribbean. Roberts’ commitment to grass roots football earned him a Barclays Community Sports Award at the start of the Premier League season.
The categories at the fourth Black List Awards ceremony will be media, commercial, administration, community and coaching/management. There will also be awards for off-the-pitch grassroots and the Keith Alexander award.
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For more information about the work of the Foundation visit www.jasonrobertsfoundation.com