Our Welsh office delivered a workshop to young people at Wrexham AFC who are currently working towards their coaching badges with the Princes Trust.
The Welsh team had an early start as we travelled up to North Wales for our workshop with 20 young people involved in the Prince’s Trust programme, in partnership with Wrexham AFC.
Campaign Worker Jason Webber delivered a brand new workshop at the Racecourse Ground at Wrexham AFC.
The future coaches were told about the history of the charity, then discussed their positions as positive role models for young people. The coaches will play an important role in supporting players; we helped them to understand the various forms of racism.
The youngsters were then split into groups and discussed racist incidents and how they would deal with it from fans, parents, coach, players and officials. The feedback from the groups was consolidated with additional advice from facilitator Jason. The workshop was well received by the group.
Campaign Manager Sunil Patel said, “It is important that future coaches understand the importance of understanding what racism is and how to tackle it if it occurs; these workshops will be developed and expanded with coaches and clubs across Wales in the coming months.”
In the afternoon, the youngsters were put through their paces by the club’s coaches as they undertook the Football Leaders Award. The week of activities also involved the young people taking part in Child Protection and First Aid courses.
A representative from Wrexham FC said, “The work that SRtRC do with our club is invaluable. We have run many workshops and this latest link with The Prince’s Trust will get the message across to a far more wide-reaching audience.”
For more information on these workshops and to express an interest in holding a workshop at your club or community group, please contact:
02920 340 422