The Ospreys become the first Welsh rugby region to host an event with ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ at the Liberty Stadium as the campaign focussed its attention to the South West Wales region during this week.
“We are delighted to be able to lend our support to this campaign. Whilst racism is not a problem that has had an impact on us here at the Ospreys, it would be wrong of us to turn our back on the issue and pretend it doesn’t exist. Hopefully, by getting behind Show Racism The Red Card in this way, we can do our bit to help tackle a wider problem.
Mike Cuddy - Ospreys Managing Director
With the event held in the Platinum suite, it was a great setting for children from Cwmbwrla and Waun Wen Primary schools who attended the stadium, as they became the first pupils in Swansea to watch the new SRTRC film. Welsh internationals Mike Phillips and Duncan Jones, along with Scotland’s Nikki Walker attended from the club.
The event saw the launch of the new anti-racism poster with the Ospreys, which will be sent to young children throughout Swansea in the coming months.
After being shown the DVD, a Question and Answer session followed, questions were focussed about racism in rugby and if any of the players had experienced it. The panel talked about incidents of racism that have taken place over the past few seasons involving Welsh players, they also explained to the children the reasons why such behaviour is wrong and what they can do to stop it.
The winner of the best asked question received a signed ball from the club with two runners up getting goody bags.
The event was a huge success with the children leaving with positive messages and having enjoyed the occasion.
SRTRC would like to thank everyone at the Ospreys and the players for their participation, along with both schools for their involvement.