During October clubs in Wales are showing their support for the Show Racism the Red Card Month of Action as a vehicle to deliver an Anti-Racism message to the community through the power of sport.
This weekend will see us host a Day of Action in our match against Merthyr, both teams will be wearing anti-racism bibs prior to kick off and will be uniting to stand against racism.
Our club ambassador this season is Lucy Powell who shared her thoughts on racism in football saying,
"It is our job as players to make sure that racism has no place within football and society.
“It our job as players to stand for equality and act a positive role models and aim encourage everyone no matter their skin colour, Religion, Nationality or culture to play football".
Isaac Berry also highlighted the clubs stance against racism,
"Whether is it on the pitch or in the stand Racism has no part in football"
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The campaign delivers educational workshops to young people and adults in their schools, workplaces, online and at events held in stadiums.
The Show Racism the Red Card action weeks forms part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Football People Action Weeks.
The action weeks aim to unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities, and communities affected by discrimination, increases public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.
The action week challenges discrimination, promotes integration values amongst youth and celebrate the input of all individuals that strive to make football a game for all, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what our beliefs are.
In addition to increasing the awareness of the campaigns work and messages, the ‘Day of Action’ will also help clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing to challenge racism and promote equality.
The support from clubs continues to help the campaign progress their work in Wales. Last season the campaign worked with over 20,000 young people and held several educational events online supported by professional players.
The campaign will be expanding their program of challenging racism in football during this season, to work with more grassroots clubs and players across Wales.
Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their racial or ethnic background.
We hope you enjoy the game today and ask you to support the player’s action and join us in saying NO to racism!
If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the nearest steward or club official.
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