Andy Harvey

Andy is a Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science at Swansea University, specialising in sports integrity, specifically match manipulation, equalities and employment relations in sport. Previously, Andy was a researcher in the Birkbeck Sports Business Centre, University of London and completed his PhD, now an interdisciplinary text, into sport,masculinity and sexuality. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in the labour movement and voluntary sector and specialises in research, strategy and education in workplace and social issues. His clients have included the International Labour Organisation, the TUC, FIFPro, the world professional football players union and the Musicians Union.

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Tackling homophobia in professional football is still a work in progress – but it’s getting there

As the 25th Premier League season begins, it is a happy coincidence that it was Arsenal – home to the League’s first and largest official LGBT supporters group – who hosted the opening match. There are now 12 official LGBT supporters clubs in the league, but as far back as 1989 there have been supporters’...

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