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 Wednesday will see us host a Day of Action in our match against Llandudno. Both teams will be wearing anti-racism T-shirts prior to kick off and will be uniting together to stand against racism.
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.
The Show Racism the Red Card action weeks form 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. It also aims to increase public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.
The Action Weeks challenge discrimination, promote 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 campaign’s 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 18,000 young people and held a number of educational events at stadiums across the country 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.
Tomorrow, we will be hosting pupils from both Rhosymedre and Brynteg Country Primary schools, who will be participating in an anti-racism event at Park Hall Stadium. On Wednesday, we will also be holding a workshop with the club’s Academy players, prior to the kick-off against Llandudno.
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 on Wednesday 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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Further details about the campaign and the Month of Action can be found at www.theredcard.org or by contacting: Tel: 02920 236 057 / Email: Wales@theredcard.org