Dee Kinning, Education Worker for the SRtRC Scotland team spent two days in Belfast at the beginning of September at the request of ‘Football for All’ and the Irish Football Association.
The purpose of the visit was to train adult volunteers in delivering the SRtRC General anti-racist educational resource for use within their organisations and communities.
Maria Wilson of Football for All and Michael Boyd, IFA, Head of Community Relations and FFA founder, attended the training session alongside representatives of two of Nothern Ireland’s premier football teams, Crusaders FC and Newington FC who work across the religious divide bringing communities together.
In addition to this were representatives from ‘Worlds United’ a Belfast based inter-cultural football team as well as a selection of Football for All volunteers.
Dee Kinning said. This was a fantastic opportunity to visit Belfast and experience the work that is being done to break down the divide and bring communities together. Also, it is gratifying to see that we don’t work in isolation to promote a positive message of multiculturalism. I am thrilled that a diverse group of individuals from a selection of agencies now have further knowledge to deliver a strong anti-racist message and promote the work that SRtRC does.