Mural by JayKaes

Ghana Independence Day 2021

Blog post written by Shaun Campbell (2 minute read) Well, its been quite a week preparing and realising the Ghana Independence Day celebration (6th March) Mural at our Foundation building. For me, and for the ethos of what we do, this is an important day to recognise and to celebrate, as it is through theContinue reading Ghana Independence Day 2021

Arthur Wharton – 23rd February 1895

Blog post written by Danny Howes (5 minute read) Arthur Wharton #1 for Sheffield United Arthur Wharton – Saturday 23rd February 1895, started in goal for Sheffield United against Sunderland AFC. This important Division One game was played at Newcastle Road, Sunderland, in front of an estimated crowd of 6,000. This was league match numberContinue reading Arthur Wharton – 23rd February 1895

Mural Mural on the Wall

Blog Post written by Danny Howes (5 minute read) Can you believe it? Only three months has passed since world famous mural artist Jay Kaes and a crew from BT Sport arrived in Darlington to film the painting of the Arthur ‘Kwame’ Wharton mural. Time has flown by and sadly due to Covid, many peopleContinue reading Mural Mural on the Wall

arthur wharton – MUSIC #1

Blog post by Danny Howes – Saturday 12th December 2020 We have a special treat for you, on what has been a memorable day spent commemorating the 90th Anniversary of Arthur Wharton’s death in 1930. A Musical Film: featuring ‘Arthur Wharton #1’s’ from a number of celebrated people from the music industry, including; Gregory Porter,Continue reading arthur wharton – MUSIC #1

Arthur Wharton – The Home Guard Soldier

During the First World War (WW1), there were many brave and committed individuals who served this country in whatever way they could – Arthur ‘Kwame’ Wharton was no exception to this. Indeed, whilst paving the way for others in football, athletics, and a variety of other sports, Arthur Wharton was also dedicated to serving thisContinue reading Arthur Wharton – The Home Guard Soldier

ARTHUR WHARTON #1

Oh what a day….oh what a month…. Today is Arthur Wharton’s 155th Birthday anniversary and we celebrated him in style. The culmination of the last 4 weeks work in partnership with BT and BT Sport has produced lasting testament to the late, great Arthur Wharton. Today saw us land the following: 1) a new re-platformedContinue reading ARTHUR WHARTON #1

Shaun Campbell meets Usain Bolt to share Arthur Wharton’s story

Shaun Campbell, who campaigned to raise the profile of the world’s first black professional footballer, has ‘linked’ history with an invitation from Usain Bolt.   Mr Campbell set up the Arthur Wharton Foundation and campaigned to honour Wharton with a 16ft bronze statue at St George’s Park, in Burton-Upon-Trent.   Mr Campbell said the meeting with Bolt, who is widelyContinue reading Shaun Campbell meets Usain Bolt to share Arthur Wharton’s story


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