Inspirational YOU speaker – Rodney Hinds (Sports Editor and presenter) – Saturday 12th January 2013

Rodney Hinds will be joining our leading men’s talk on Saturday 12th January 2013.

For some sports is a competitive career, for others it’s a likeable pastime but for Rodney Hinds, currently the Sports & Features Editor of The Voice Newspaper, sports brings cohesion, pride and hope to millions of people worldwide.

In 1999 Rodney was co-author of ‘Black Pearls – an A-Z of Black Footballers in the English Game’. In recent times Rodney has penned his second book ‘Black Lions – The Story of Black Footballers in England.’

His contribution to sports journalism was recognised when he won the Black Plus+ ‘Best Print Journalist’ and Victoria Mutual ‘Services to Cricket’ awards.

Having launched his television career on BBC Breakfast Time, Rodney has also contributed and appeared on various sporting documentaries ‘Black Flash – A Century of Black footballers in Britain’ (BBC3), ‘Daley Thompson’ (BBC2) and ‘Mike Tyson’ (C4). He has appeared on Sky Sports and Soccer Sunday (ITV), was the sports pundit for CBBC TV Xchange children’s programme and frequently acts as sports analyst for BBC TV and radio including regular stints on Radio Five Live, Talksport, BBC 1Xtra, BBC London 94.9, FM Choice FM and Radio Leicester, BBC Birmingham and BBC Three Counties Radio in Luton.

Among his big name interviews are Viv Richards, Lennox Lewis, Kobe Bryant, Thierry Henry and Jessica Ennis to name a few.




As well as writing,  Hinds is also a motivational and passionate public speaker. Hinds was the first role model for the East Enders Academy, an organisation which takes inspirational men in to schools in order to boost the aspiration of young people.

Rodney Hinds joined us at our launch in 2010.  We are pleased that he is back to celebrate three years later.

Away from sport he likes to travel, music, cinema and good conversation.

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