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Owls star Helan speaks at educational event

19 October 2015

Owls star Jeremy Helan last week visited the Home Office in Sheffield and gave a talk about his life experiences and obstacles he faced as a young footballer.

As part of a series of events across the North of England Jeremy spoke to staff from the home office.

French-born Helan spoke honestly and freely about his life, difficulties he overcame as a young player, racism issues and positive life experience.

Jeremy formed part of Black History Month UK - an international annual month which recognises and values the inspirational individuals and events that have shaped the generations.

The Immigration Enforcement Diversity Network held several events to raise awareness of black history celebrating the important people from the past and also who contribute to and help our society today.

Angela Dexter from the Home Office said: “Jeremy was very refreshing with his outlook and the staff thought he was a very positive role model.

“He spoke honestly about his experiences and it was greatly received by everyone who attended. We’d like to say thanks to Jeremy for his time and for being so accommodating.”

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