SRtRC held a club event at the Gnoll with Neath Athletic FC
The event this season with Neath Athletic FC was another great occasion, one that left the young people leaving with a smile on their face and part of our anti racism supporters, who im sure will continue to support the key messages.
Jason Webber - Campagin Worker
Young people from Bryncoch CW Primary School year 3 attended the stadium for the day and took part in our club event activities.
The morning saw the young people have an anti racist educational workshop with ex professional footballer Christian Roberts and Education Worker Chris Stoakes.
The young people learnt about racism using football as an engagement tool, the pupils took part in activities learning about how cultures have an impact on their lives and what words are not acceptable in todays society.
After the workshop the young people had a tour of the famous Gnoll stadium and heard about the history of the club on their guide around the changing rooms and stadium.
The afternoon session saw the pupils joined by Neath Athletic first team players Jack Lewis, Toby Jones, Kai Edwards and Chris Jones.
Kai, Chris and Toby have all attended events and a workshop in a school with SRtRC previously and were looking forward to attending the event to further support the campaign.
The players were joined by Christian Roberts for a question and answer session with the pupils who faced some tough questions from the year 3 pupils.
The pupils of the best asked question received a Neath Athletic FC signed ball who was Ben Jones (8 years). Ben shared his thoughts on the event and said “it was really good; I enjoyed meeting the players and getting the posters signed. I learnt that you should never be racist and that you should get to know someone before you judge them.”
All the pupils enjoyed the occasion and all learned some important messages which they all want to pass on to others.
School teacher and Neath Athletic FC club sectary Tony Melding said “On behalf of Bryncoch CW primary school I would like to thank the SRtRC team for a thoroughly worthwhile experience, in which the children have fully interacted in and learnt many valuable ‘life’ lessons. The workshops were pitched at the right level for the age of the children and I thought the delivery of the message was excellent throughout.”
SRtRC would like to thank the club for their continued support and we will continue to work in partnership with the club in the near future.
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