Angela Harper (Speaker) – Get ahead in sport – Thursday 24th April – Derby Quad

Angela Harper will be joining the Inspirational YOU ‘Get ahead in sport’ panel in Derby on Thursday 24th April 2014.


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Angie Harper was originally appointed as Football Development Administrator in July 2008. That November, Angie was appointed as the Women’s and Girls Football Development Officer.
Angie graduated from University of Derby in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Sports Studies. She is also a Level 2 football and Level 1 hockey coach.

Angie’s role encompasses, increasing female participation and supporting club development and the Football 4 Girls projects. Offer support for female league development. Recruit and support female coaches, volunteers, young leaders and referees. Support and develop opportunities for under-represented groups, particularly players with disabilities and players from minority ethnic communities.


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@DJSmasherelly (Speaker) – Get ahead in the entertainment industry – Thursday 24th April – Derby

DJ Smasherelly will be participating on the Inspirational YOU ‘ Get ahead in the entertainment industry’ seminar at the Derby Quad on Thursday 24th April 2014.




DJ Smasherelly is a regular on UK radio stations and has also provided guest mixes on Kiss FM and hosting shows on BBC 1Xtra.

DJing on tours for UK artists such as TY and Estelle he has also travelled across the UK, and Europe, and as far as Hong Kong, Australia, and America to perform and appear on the same stages as John Legend, Guru of Gangstarr, The Roots, Talib Kweli and Jean Grae, Public Enemy, and the Godfather of Soul James Brown. Having played at some of London’s premier club nights to DJing alongside DJ Swing and Maseo from De La Soul.  Awards include UK Hip Hop, Urban Music and MOBO’s.


TV appearances have  include the MOBO Awards, Top Of The Pops, CD:UK, PopWorld, KoKo Pop, The David Letterman show, Ellen Degeneres and more. Most recently Smasherelly taught at Dubspot, a DJ a music production school in New York.

Now back in London, Smasherelly has stepped back into the groove and has djed and toured with the new crop of UK talent including JLS, RD and Wretch 32 he is also back in the studio working on beats for artists, his, podcast radio show and Djing at various clubs across London.


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@KerryNeeds (Speaker) – Believe in YOU – Thursday 24th April 2014 – Derby Quad

Kerry Needs will inspire and uplift you on our Inspirational YOU ‘Believe in YOU’ talk at the Derby Quad on 24th April 2014.


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Kerry graduated from Nottingham Trent University and went on to study at the Liverpool John Moores University, graduating in 2007.

Kerry has a BA Hons Degree in Communications and has a passion for music and video production. Kerry is the founder and Managing Director of Whole Science, an online resource for the latest scientific research into meditation and positive mental well-being techniques, helping people to harness and train their brains to be healthy and happy.


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@Trevorawilliams (Speaker) – Get ahead in the music industry – Thursday 24th April 2014 – Derby

Trevor Williams will be joining the Inspirational YOU ‘Get ahead in the media’ panel on Thursday 24th April in Derby.



Trevor was educated at Kingsway College in London, Trevor went on to become an Account Manager at an international supply company, specialising in small and large business management and sales negotiation. With a desire for something more, Trevor went on to start his own music tour management company, TAW Music, in 2010 working with major concert promoters, artist managers and booking agents, venues and record labels.

Trevor has worked with many UK music artists, including Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora, Drake, Wretch 32 and DJ Fresh.


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@Eyez_UK – Performing at Inspire YOUth Derby – Thursday 24th April – The Quad

We are pleased to showcase Derby rapper and yound leader Eyez at our Inspire YOUth showcase on Thursday 24th April at the Quad in Derby.


Eyez is one of the hottest new MCs on the UK scene. He has recently won an SBTV competition beating 1000 applicants allowing him to do a warm up session as well as appearing on the latest Lord of the Mics.

Featured on 1xtra, Rinse and Newstyle Eyez regularly gets over 100k hits on youtube videos and is the top result when the word ‘grime’ is put into youtube search. 


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Professor Cecile Wright (Speaker) – The Secret to success – Thursday 24th April 2014 – Derby

Professor Cecile Wright will be participating in the Inspirational YOU masterclass ‘ Secret to success’ at the Quad in Derby on Thursday 24th April 2014.

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Professor Cecile Wright was a Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University until recently and is currently an independent researcher attached to the University of Nottingham. Both of these roles have involved engagement in research relating to the BME community, employment and education of young black people in the city.

Cecile Wright

She is also currently engaged by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner to investigate the relationship between the BME community and the police with a view to producing recommendations to improve relations. With regard to the voluntary sector Cecile is actively involved with two organisations. Trustee and Board member of Positive Training and Recruitment Agency in ACDA(PATRA). PATRA offers training schemes to men and women from ethnic minority groups. The organisation works to widen participation and representation of BME stakeholders in local decision-making processes.



Also the Chair of and BME Advocate for the Equality and Fairness Commission of Nottingham City Council.


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Matt Ovambe (Speaker) – Get ahead in sport – Thursday 24th April – Derby

Mathurin will be a speaker on the ‘Get ahead in sport’ panel at the Quad in Derby on Thursday 24th April.

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Mathurin Ovambe, is an accredited Football Coach. From humble beginnings at Normanton Park (Derby), where he used to frequent to find local football talent. Matt was the original creator and founder of The Panthers F.C. in Derby, which he nurtured from Sunday League football, to the Midland Alliance League. He has coached Division 2 team Bellaria in Rimini, and is recognised as the first Black football coach in Italy.

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Matt continues to live out his dream, which in part is to aim to help and encourage young people to become professionals and believe in themselves. He has accumulated many contacts over the years with numerous English and European clubs, and wants to use his experiences to help others.

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Matt Joins the Cameroon Nation Team Indentable Lion in Brazil this year for the World Cup in June 2014, before returning to St Georges Park later this year to take his UEFA B course. His next stop on his journey is to write His Story!

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Adrian Rollins (Speaker) – Inspire YOUth Derby – Thursday 24th April 2014 – The Quad

Adrian Rollins will be speaking on the Inspirational YOU ‘Believe in YOU’ panel at the Quad in Derby on Thursday 24th April.
Cricket ... Cambridge University v Derbyshire   Adrian Rollins was born and raised in East London and his family come from Barbados. He was raised with his two younger brothers by a single mother, but does not feel that he “missed out” on not having a father due to the fact that he had such excellent uncles and grandparents as role models. Adrian Rollins Adrian left school with GCSEs and A Levels before pursuing his dream to become a professional cricketer. He joined the Haringey Cricket College in 1991 and in 1992 signed a professional cricket contract for Derbyshire County Cricket Club where he played until 1999 before joining Northamptonshire County Cricket Club in 2000. He made 230 first team appearances in his 10 year career.

In January 003 he retired from sport due to injury and he has been in education since, starting with teaching PE and then moving into mathematics, which he has been teaching since 2005.Adrian has a mathematics-based degree and a Masters degree in Education. Adrian is passionate that, even though he loved being a sportsman, there is no substitute for education as you cannot be a sportsman forever.

Adrian has been involved with voluntary work since the age of 18, beginning with youth worker in East London, mentoring in Derby, the REACH National Role Model Programme (with The Windsor Fellowship/CLG) and Routes2Success with BTEG. Young people’s wellbeing are at the core of Adrian’s passion as he believes that our society has no future if the youth do not embrace their talents and abilities.


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Dionne Rose (Speaker) – Believe in YOU – Thursday 24th April 2014 – Derby Quad

Dionne Rose will be joining our ‘Believe in YOU’ panel at Inspirational YOU in Derby on Thursday 24th April 2014 at the Quad in Derby.
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Dionne a Mother of two daughters is a Special Investigator for Her Majesty Revenue and Custom.  Dionne is also a Youth Mentor who has mentored several young people including undergraduates and with The Princes Trust.
Dionne  actively works  in the Community and has organised her own events supporting Young People and Black Men with The Black Male Achiever’s Awards.
Dionne Rose
In the last 4 years Dionne was spotted as a lookalike for The First Lady which has given her celebrity status appearing on TV several times, Newspapers and on the Radio and attending events as a VIP.   This she takes in her stride and counts it as blessing which could happen to anyone.
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Richard Astle (Speaker) from @DCCTOfficial – Get ahead in the sports industry – Derby – Thursday 24th April 2014

Richard Astle from Derby County Community Trust will be speaking on our ‘Get ahead in sport’ panel at the Quad on Thursday 24th april 2014.



Richard has been creating accessible and equitable sporting opportunities, improving community cohesion and developing and empowering leaders, coaches and volunteers in Derby.  He is responsible for maintaining standards of delivery across all inclusion programmes, including mentoring of coaches. He is focused on increasing participation from under-represented groups across all of the community Trusts’ programmes.

He has been supported by partners such as Derbyshire Police where they tackled anti-social behaviour and youth crime.

He has developed a workforce of paid staff and volunteers through the delivery of a programme of leadership and coaching qualifications for project participants.


Football Association Coach Educator, QA Monitor & Community Coach

Derby County FC Academy – Derby County Academy Under 9/10/12’s Lead Coach



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