Show Racism the Red Card Wales' annual competition ceremony at the Millennium Stadium
Congratulations to you and the team on a fantastic event yesterday, the work that you guys have carried out across Wales is phenomenal.
Rhodri Jones, Swansea Council
April 13th saw the culmination of the most successful ever schools competition held in Wales. Young people from across the length of the country descended on the Millennium stadium to celebrate their incredible work in taking our anti-racist message to the next level.
They were joined by Welsh sport stars and entertainment acts at the iconic stadium during the 2 hour ceremony, with Cardiff City star Adam Mathews, former WBO & WBU world champion boxer Enzo Maccarinelli and Newport Gwent Dragons power house Ali McKenzie handing out the certificates and prizes alongside our partners and funders.
The event, hosted by TV star Lisa Rogers and our very own Simon Richards, saw a range of prizes handed out to the youngsters including match tickets, a laptop and signed Welsh football tops and balls.
There were a two new categories this year – the ‘Classroom Display’ and ‘Design a T-Shirt’ categories which proved to be very popular with almost 1000 young people taking time to design a new Show Racism the Red Card top.
It was a record breaking year for the competition with over 5000 young people participating from well over 100 schools. 82% of council areas from across Wales took part with 179 entries making it through to the final judging session.
Invitees were entertained by vocal harmony group – ‘The Morriston Chamber Choir, football freestyler Ashley Randall and world champion street dancer Daniel Flynn, who is from a gypsy traveller background.
The overall winner was Hafod-Y-Wern school in Wrexham who created a fantastic and emotional video looking at the effect that racism can have on a school community. The video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWF9HGXppX4&feature=player_embedded
They win the chance to go on the pitch before a Wrexham FC game as mascots and to lead the team out as well as meeting the players after the game.