The Show Racism the Red Card team visited The New Saints football club last night and gave the TNS Academy players an educational workshop.
Jason Webber and his team talked to the enthusiastic children about the issues regarding racism in sport as well as racism in general.
The academy players also watched an engaging presentation on how people should ‘show racism the red card.’
The children also watched a DVD during the workshop. The DVD was a general anti-racism resource suitable for ages eight to adult. It featured high profile footballers such as Thierry Henry, Derek Ferguson, Mustapha Hadji, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o talking about the issue alongside the experiences of young people.
“A Safe Place” DVD educates about racism towards asylum seekers and refugees and also about Islamophobia which tackles racism towards Muslims. Each DVD comes with an education pack with discussion points and activities for teachers to use on the resource.
“Out of Site” education pack aims to educate on the topic of racism towards Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups. Again, this resource includes relevant discussion points and activities.