Want to put your questions about racism to Manchester United players directly? Read on...
We were shown to the playing field, where we stood just a few yards away from the players as they went through their training. The very top players were there – Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Patrice Evra, Cristiano Ronaldo, Edwin Van Der Sar, Nani and Rafael – and to watch them work was a real privilege. Sir Alex Ferguson encouraged us to take some photos with the players afterwards, including Wayne Rooney. The children came away feeling very special and excited to have met so many of these famous players.
Headteacher Chris Turner-Rowe who accompanied the 2008 winners to the MUFC Training Ground
The overall winner of the Show Racism the Red Card Anti-Racist School Competition 2009 (England), Amber Gavin of Ivybridge Community College, Devon, will receive a special part of her prize this coming week. On Tuesday 25th, Amber will visit the training ground of Premier League champions Manchester United to watch the team train and meet some of the players.
Manchester United donate this great prize to the overall winners of the competition each year and it is always a fantastic experience for the young people concerned.
Show Racism the Red Card representatives will also be in attendance and will grab a quick interview with two members of the Manchester United squad and Honorary Patrons of Show Racism the Red Card, Rio Ferdinand & Ryan Giggs. We are looking for six of the best questions on racism from young people to put to the players and the interviews will then be available on the SRtRC website. In addition, the authors of the questions picked for the players to answer will receive a SRtRC T-Shirt signed by the players themselves!
By no later than 9:00am Monday 24th August 2009
This opportunity is open to anybody under 18 and in full-time education.
Look out for details of how to enter the Show Racism the Red Card Anti-Racist School Competition 2010 appearing here in September. There will be lots of brilliant prizes on offer, such as VIP training ground visits, match tickets and signed items donated by football clubs across England.