Our annual event at Richmond Park with Welsh Premier league side Carmarthen Town AFC.
The our annual event at Carmarthen Town AFC was a successful occasion with some very good questions from the young people, the club have been very supportive of our Campaign over the years and in light of the current climate with racism it is through educational events like this that we will in time stop racism with our future generation.
Jason Webber - Campagin Worker
60 young people attended the ground from Laugharne VCP and Burry Port Community Junior School.
The event started with an anti racism workshop delivered by ex-professional footballer Christian Roberts and Welsh education co-ordinator Simon Richards.
The young people learned about what forms of racism exist and what are stereotypes taking part in interactive games exploring these key messages.
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.
Carmarthen players Geraint Passmore said: “As a teacher i'm well aware of the importance of educating young people on racism and it's effects. Using football enables those pupils who attend the workshops to identify the realities and therefore fully understand the issues."
Prize winners for the best asked questions won some Carmarthen Town AFC merchandise and SRtRC goodies.
Carmarthen Town AFC manager Tomi Morgan spoke about the clubs support of the Campaign and said:
“Once again it's a privilege to support Show Racism the Red Card. As we are developing into a much more multi cultural society, especially in the West, we have to educate our young people to respect everyone, irrespective of colour or culture.
I believe that using football is a unique way of doing this.”
SRtRC will continue to work with the club towards anti racism over the coming months.
To view photos from the event visit our Facebook Page HERE
Download the 2011-12 Carmarthen Town AFC anti racism team poster HERE