SRtRC supports a NEW multi-cultural football league that kicked off with more than 100 players across south Wales.
The aim is to give players who cannot play at evenings or weekends due to work or religious commitments the chance of a game. Six teams from Swansea, Newport and Cardiff are currently taking part.
During the Launch at Cardiff’s Leckwith Athletics Stadium representatives from all the teams took part in a Anti Racist stance of action prior to kick of with SRtRC.
The majority of players work in the restaurant and transport industries and have always found it difficult to commit to playing for a weekend team.
The league has been developed by the Welsh Football Trust's inclusion officer Mizan Rahman and has support from the FAW.
The WFT has recognised the need for a midweek daytime football league to give men who work at the weekends the opportunity to play 11-a-side football.
Rahman has worked closely with multi-cultural communities in south Wales to recruit players and teams.
Several of the newly established teams have received Sports Council community chest funding to support some of their start-up costs.
Gareth Hicks, manager of CardiffCity based Hamadryad FC, said: "This is an excellent opportunity to introduce league football to those who do not have the opportunity to participate in the usual football league.
"As this is a multi-cultural league with teams from Cardiff and Swansea it creates a space to increase community cohesion".
Show Racism the Red Card will continue to support the League and the WFT and update on progress over the year.
For further information please vist the WFT Grassroots Football Inclusion