Our Welsh office held their first event of the season in North Wales with Huws Gray Alliance team Rhyl FC at Rhyl High School.
Our second ever event with the club at Rhyl High School was again a very successful occasion, we hope the pupils will have taken some positive messages from the event and pass them onto their friends and family.
Jason Webber - Campagin Worker
This was our second event at the school in recent years in conjunction with Rhyl FC which saw us deliver the event to the whole of year 7 that included 150 young people.
The event started with an anti racism workshop delivered by ex-professional footballer Christian Roberts and our Welsh education co-ordinator Simon Richards.
Christian and Simon used some new activities exploring similarities across different religions having the young people decide where these facts lie on a board.
Christian spoke about some true life stories he has come across while playing and Education Co-ordinator Simon Richards used recent media stories to aim to dispel stereotypes and prejudices.
The main event consisted of the young people watching the campaigns DVD while continuing to think of questions to ask the panel of guests for the Q and A session.
Head of Academy at Rhyl FC Lee Carrol who is also an ex professional at Chester FC along with Niall McGuiness ex Wrexham AFC joined Christian Roberts on the panel to answer questions from the young people.
The panel faced some challenging questions with pupils also keen to find out our opinion on the current incidents that are occurring in the professional game.
Prize winners won Rhyl FC merchandise and all 150 young people received tickets for an up coming match.
The event went really and the young people left the day with campaign posters, magazines and an increased awareness around racism.
Tracey who is the Football in the Community manager for Rhyl FC said
“The guys from Show Racism the Red Card are so passionate about their roles, this is passed on in their presentation. Rhyl High School has asked me to pass on their thanks as the teachers and children that attended the day were very impressed and it certainly got the children talking. I would also like to personally thank the guys as this is the 2nd occasion we have hosted and supported such a worthy campaign”
We will continue to work with Rhyl FC and the school be involved with our schools competition this year.
We would like to thank Rhyl High school, Rhyl FC, Tracey, Lee and Naill for supporting SRtRC and the event at Rhyl High.
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