Show Racism the Red Card met with representatives from both Newcastle United FC and Sunderland AFC at The Sunderland Stadium of Light last week to discuss plans for the forthcoming season.
The meeting was very successful and each club agreed to provide Show Racism the Red Card with the following:
- An image of the team holding red cards
- A named ‘ambassador’ from the playing staff who would pose for a picture wearing a SRtRC t-shirt and wristband
- A suite within the stadium for 2 whole days over the season, to which SRtRC would invite local school children to take part in anti-racism workshops
- Two current players for the Q&A panel at the above events
- A Q&A session with two current players at the training ground (after training) to which a small number of school children could attend and ask questions
- An interview with a current player for our film/website
- The manager and a member of senior coaching staff from each club attending our 15 year celebration event in November 2011
- Prizes for competitions.
Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, Ged Grebby, said “Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC have been great supporters of our anti-racism campaign for over 15 years now. If all the other Football Clubs could support us to this extent, it would go a long way to helping us build on the vital work we’re doing to tackle racism in society.”