100 young people attended a fantastic event at the Molineux Stadium
Pictured L-R, seated: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Matt Murray, Marcus Hahnemann and Karl Henry
Young people from local schools enjoyed an exciting afternoon at the Molineux Stadium.
The Wolves Community Trust kindly offered stadium tours to the young people, who relished the opportunity to explore the ground before the main event began! The young people then took part in fun educational activities, exploring what racism is and how it affects people. They watched the Show Racism the Red Card DVD which features some of the game’s greatest players: Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o, Lilian Thuram, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. They all talk about their experiences of racism and offer advice on how to deal with, and combat, racism whenever it occurs.
The highlight of the afternoon was the chance for young people to pose their questions on racism to a panel of very special guests. And what an exceptional panel: first team players Karl Henry, Marcus Hahnemann, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Kevin Doyle; former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray, now ambassador for the Wolves Community Trust, and ex-NUFC player Olivier Bernard, now a coach for SRtRC took questions from the young people. Follow this link to hear from Karl Henry speaking about racism at the event.
12 lucky young people were chosen to ask their questions, which were answered brilliantly by the panellists. Congratulations to Frank who was awarded the 'best question' award - winning a Show Racism the Red Card goody bag and a signed Wolves shirt!
All of the young people left the event with a Wolverhampton Wanderers poster, signed by the panellists.
Thank you to Emily Brettell and her team at the Wolves Community Trust for helping to organise such a fantastic event!
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