Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action

Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action takes place in Wales from 16th – 31st October, 2015. S

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 and at events held in stadiums.

This weekend will see The New Saints FC support the Fortnight of Action 15 in our fixture against Bangor City, both teams will be wearing anti-racism T-shirts prior to kick off to show their support for Show Racism the Red Card and its anti-racism work.

The Fortnight of Action 15 forms part of the FARE Football People action weeks and is supported by the Football Association of Wales. This year’s Fortnight of Action will see 56 clubs, featuring over 1000 players across 8 leagues all unite to challenge discrimination and celebrate the contribution we all make to football, wherever we live, whatever our connection to the game and whatever our background.

Our club ambassador this season is Paul Harrison who shared his thoughts on racism in football saying: We as a club are fully supporting the Show Racism the red Card Campaign.

TNS Manager Craig Harrison also highlighted the clubs stance against racism: As manager of The New Saints, we are aware of the campaign and fully embrace it. The campaign is excellent and it creates a low of awareness which can only be positive.

Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We hope you enjoy the game this weekend and ask you to support the player’s action before kick-off.