5 TRFC players join the panel at all-day educational event for Wirral schools
Show Racism the Red Card returned to Prenton Park for a full day educational event with Tranmere Rovers FC. Over 90 young people from Kingsway, Holy Cross and Well Lane Primary Schools took part in educational workshops in the morning run by SRtRC, Tranmere Rovers Study Support Centre and TRFC Football in the Community. The SRtRC workshop focussed on racism, stereotypes and terminology, Andy Heywood from Tranmere Rovers SSC addressed racism and wider discrimination in his session and the FITC coaches led a fun football session on the indoor pitches.
In the afternoon a screening of the SRtRC DVD and a Q&A on racism was held in the Aldridge Suite. SRtRC were lucky to be joined by:
Nick Wood – Nick is a defender who signed for TRFC in the summer. He is a centre-half who came through the youth system at Sheffield Wednesday.
Jack Mackreth – Jack is a midfielder who plays wide midfield and attack, he has been a regular for the reserves and youth team over the last 2 seasons.
Joss Labadie – Joss is a midfielder who initially joined the club on loan from West Bromwich Albion. He scored 3 times in nine appearances for Rovers and signed a 2 year contract in the summer.
Max Power – Max was given a squad number ahead of the 2010-11 season having been a regular in the reserves and youth team. This was the midfielder’s second SRtRC event.
Will Vaulks – Will is another player who has come through the U18s and reserves at Tranmere Rovers and he gained first team experience during the pre-season friendlies.
Trevor Benjamin - Trevor has made an impressive 350 appearances in the Football League and has played for 27 different clubs including Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City. He has even played for England Under 21s and the Jamaican national team! He is currently the Morpeth Town Player/Manager Trevor is the latest addition to our team of football coaches in the North East. He is helping to deliver anti-racism workshops as well as fun football fitness sessions in schools and attending events with SRtRC.
The questions were handled very well by the panel. The young people had put a lot of thought into them throughout the day. The panel’s top three questions received a SRtRC T-Short and mini football signed by the players and a kit bag. All of the young people who attended were able to take away a SRtRC goody bag containing the latest TRFC / SRtRC poster which the panel were happy to sign.
Big thanks to Tranmere Rovers FC for supporting the campaign in this way and particularly to Andy Heywood for all his hard work in helping to organise the event.