Each season between the 12th-25th October clubs across Wales help reiterate their support of the campaign during a match day action as a vehicle to deliver SRtRC’s message.
"The Fortnight of Action, which Show Racism the Red Card coordinates in Wales, is a hugely important event in the Football Calendar. The Football Association of Wales believes that the support from its clubs during this campaign will help to educate and re-educate football fans of all ages in order to stamp out the threat of Racism in the terraces and on the football pitches in Wales."
Andrew Howard, FAW Head of Competitions
This action will form part of SRtRC’s Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Fortnight of Action, October 12th-25th 2012, featuring action in 35 European countries. FARE is the UEFA sponsored European initiative against racism in football.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Wales, the ‘day of action’ will also help member clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing in this area, and any progress that has been made since the SRtRC Fortnight of Action last October.
The support from the Welsh clubs in Wales has helped the campaign progress their work over the past years and last season saw every major club hold events with young children educating them about racism and its effect along with the consequences of being a racist.
These sessions gave local schoolchildren across Wales an opportunity to ask the players questions about their own experiences of racism in football and while growing up in school; it provided an opportunity for discussion about dealing with racism.
This season will see all WPL and football league clubs involved in these educational workshops delivered to local school children around Wales promoting the anti-racism message, along with all the main clubs having an anti racist team poster produced that has been sponsored by the FAW.
Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their racial or ethnic background. We hope you enjoy the game this weekend and ask you to support the player’s action before kick-off.
We all continually have a role in stopping racism in sport and society in Wales and while progress has been made, with the current recession and the rise in far right activity during the recent European Elections, more united and persistent effort is needed.
Friday 12th October
Wales v Scotland (International Friendly)
Wrexham FC V Lincoln City (Football League Conference)
Friday 19th October
Goytre United v Bridgend Town (Welsh League)
Taffs Well v Monmouth Town (Welsh League)
Saturday 20th October
Swansea City V Wigan Athletic (Barclays Premier League)
AFC Porth v Cwmbran Celtic (Welsh League)
Bryntirion Athletic v Aberaman Athletic (Welsh League)
Haverfordwest County v West End (Welsh League)
Pontardawe Town v Cambrian & Clydach (Welsh League)
Tata Steel v Caerleon (Welsh League)
Ton Pentre v Barry Town (Welsh League)
Buckley Town v Llandudno (Huws Gray Alliance)
Flint Town United v Guilsfield (Huws Gray Alliance)
Penrhyncoch v Llanrhaeadr (Huws Gray Alliance)
Penycae v Porthmadog (Huws Gray Alliance)
Rhayader Town v Caersws (Huws Gray Alliance)
Rhydymwyn v Cefn Druids (Huws Gray Alliance)
Rhyl v Conwy Borough (Huws Gray Alliance)
Ruthin Town v Holyhead Hotspur (Huws Gray Alliance)
Friday 26th October
Airbus UK Broughton v The New Saints (Welsh Premier League)
GAP Connah’s' Quay v Bangor City (Welsh Premier League)
Saturday 27th October
Cardiff City V Burnley (Football League Championship)
Newport County V Woking (Football League Conference)
Aberystwyth Town v Carmarthen Town (Welsh Premier League)
Llanelli v Port Talbot Town (***Live on S4C) (Welsh Premier League)
Afan Lido v Prestatyn Town (Welsh Premier League)
Newtown v Bala Town (Welsh Premier League)
Please find the Fortnight of Action Grants information pack here, grant application form here. All grant applications must be completed in full and include as much detail as possible, feel free to use additional sheets of paper.
The application form must be sent to the Welsh office by 5:00pm on the 28th September 2012. Applicants will be notified if they have been sucsessful on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.
To get involved with the FOA Wales for your club or community group and for further information about the FOA please get in contact with our Welsh office.
Tel: 02920 351 616