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Show Racism The Red Card

20 October 2014

Show Racism The Red Card

This weekend will see Newport County AFC support the Fortnight of Action in our fixture against Accrington Stanley FC, where 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.


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 majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. 


action weeks and aims 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.FARE Football PeopleThe Fortnight of Action forms part of the


Support from Welsh Football Clubs has been integral in helping Show Racism the Red Card progress their work in Wales. During the 2013/14 season the campaign worked with over 20,000 young people and held 28 educational events at stadiums across the country supported by professional players. 


Supported by the Football Association, the Fortnight of Action has been running since 2007 in Wales.  More clubs and leagues have joined the action weeks each season. This year will see over 80 clubs across 9 leagues involved.


SRtRC Campaign worker Jason Webber spoke about the Fortnight of Action saying:

 

“This year’s FOA will see a record number of clubs and leagues unite across Wales in match actions. Racism continues to spoil the beautiful game and we must all do our bit to step up our efforts in challenging these issues to once and for all eradicate it from football and society.”


Jason works with clubs across Wales utilizing sport as an engagement tool for young people.


HEREA key part of the Fortnight of Action in Wales are the grants provided to community groups that further social inclusion by bringing people of different communities together through sport. For further details about the FOA grants and how to apply click .

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 this weekend and ask you to support the player’s action before kick-off. 


Follow the campaign on Twitter@theredcardwalesand Facebook/theredcardwales


If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the club, stewards or the police.


www.theredcardwales.orgFurther details about the campaign and the Fortnight of Action can be found at or contact the Welsh office at:

 

 Tel: 02920 351 616 Email Wales@theredcard.org:  


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