David Dein and Hilton Freund of The Twinning Project at 13th EFDN Conference
We are glad to announce David Dein and Hilton Freund of The Twinning Project as speakers for the 13th EFDN Conference at Camp Nou in Barcelona.
The Twinning Project aims to bring together professional football clubs and prisons across the UK, using football as a catalyst for change. A demonstration of how football in the UK is giving back to society by providing offenders with employability skills and educational opportunities whilst in prison. In partnership with the entire football family and the Ministry of Justice, and working alongside the HMPPS, The Twinning Project has aligned over 40 football clubs from across all of the leagues. These clubs are now committed to reducing re-offending and creating a prison environment focused on rehabilitation through football and local football brands.
David Dein MBE – The Twinning Project
David Dein joined the Arsenal Board in 1983 and was made Vice-Chairman the same year. He rose to Vice-Chairman of the Football Association and has served on numerous UEFA and FIFA Committees. Dein will present the Twinning Project which aims to bring together professional football clubs and prisons across the UK, using football as a catalyst for change. The goal of the project is to deliver coaching, refereeing and employability based qualifications to prisoners to better prepare them for release.
Hilton Freund – The Twinning Project
Hilton Freund joined the Twinning Project just prior to its launch and has been fundamental to the growth and success of the initiative. Freund ensures a sustainable dialogue and relationship is created between prison and local football club. He also serves on the funding committee of the charitable foundation overseeing grant applications and educational benchmarking. Together with David Dein, former Vice-Chairman at Arsenal FC and the English Football Association, Hilton Freund encourages prisons to use the social power of football.