Our Wales campaign held their second club event in as many seasons with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
"We're fortunate at the Ospreys, and as rugby players in general, that we do not experience as much racism as tends to be the case in some of the other high profile sports. However, of course on occasion everyone comes up against some form of prejudice, whether it's against your nationality, religion or skin colour.
“Organisations such as Show Racism the Red Card do a fantastic job in highlighting the issues of racism and educating children in what's right and wrong, both in sport and in people's day-to-day lives, so we feel it's important as Ospreys to support this campaign."
Ospreys player Lyndon Bateman
The Ospreys were the first Welsh rugby region to support Show Racism the Red Card in December 2008, where a new anti-racism poster was officially launched to show the Ospreys’ support for the cause.
Richard Hibbard, Barry Davies and Lyndon Bateman represented the Ospreys at the event, which was held at the Club’s home ground, the Liberty Stadium. In attendance were a number of Primary school classes from across the Ospreylian region, whose pupils spoke to the Ospreys players on their experiences of racism both on and off the rugby pitch.
Around 140 children attended the club event from Neath-Port Talbot who had the chance to meet rugby players from the Ospreys Magners League team.
Mynachlog Nedd Junior and Ynysmaerdy Primary School attended a workshop at the ground before the event which was delivered by Campaign Education Co-ordinator Simon Richards and Education worker / ex professional footballer Christian Roberts.
The children participated in activities exploring Racism and stereotypes in a fun and interactive way.
School children from Rhiwfawr School, Waunceirch School, Maesmarchog Community and Sandfield Primary joined in the afternoon for the main event.
Osprey’s players Richard Hibbard, Lyndon Bateman and Barry Davies attended to represent the club.
The children watched the Campaigns DVD and had the opportunity to ask questions about Racism to the players.
The best asked questions by the pupils received a signed ball from the players.
The event at the Liberty was a big success with each pupils having a signed Ospreys poster and a SRtRC magazine.
The event had some good media press from the Evening Post and the Wave Radio.
To view the article from the evening post click HERE