Newport County AFC’s support for the EFL’s ‘Together’ month continues as we emphasise our determination to make football and Rodney Parade a place for all.
Having already highlighted disability and access, women’s inclusion, so far this month, The Exiles would like to show their support towards diversity and anti-discrimination.
We are also promoting the work of Kick It Out, the charity which campaigns against discrimination in football and in society in general, and work with the game to report any incidents on matchdays.
There is no place for discrimination in any part of society, let alone football, and Newport County AFC operates a zero tolerance towards such behaviour.
If you see or hear any discriminatory behaviour while at a County match, please report it to the nearest steward or club official. They will take action.
Our friends at Kick It Out have this to say:
“Driven forward by our love of sport, we’re here to fight discrimination. We’re here to make sure football is a game for everyone – and that means putting equality and inclusion up front.
“We were set up to fight racism in football in 1993. Then in 1997 we expanded to tackle all forms of discrimination. Since the beginning, we’ve made huge progress on and off the pitch, leading the charge for positive change. We’ve done it by raising awareness, confronting issues, and helping our sport be better.
“Today, we run education programmes for academy players, parents, and fans. We campaign to make sure football is always welcoming – to everyone. We support people from under-represented and minority communities to make a career in football and thrive. And we call out discrimination wherever it happens – from your local park to the Premier League to your social feed.
“We all know Kick It Out shouldn’t have to exist. Our biggest hope is that one day football no longer needs us.
“But right now, we’re here to put an end to every form of discrimination. We won’t stop until it stops.”
To find out more about Kick It Out’s work, visit: http://www.kickitout.org/