Nicky Maynard & Tommy Smith joined 150 young people to support Show Racism the Red Card - educating young people from across South Wales on Racism
Young people from schools spanning across 5 local authorities from Bridgend, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, RCT and Merthyr Tydfil spent the day at the Cardiff City stadium with education workers from the anti-racism campaign Show Racism the Red Card, including former Bluebird Christian Roberts.
The young people took part in an education workshop, which the campaign delivers to every club in Wales and hundreds of schools each year.
The pupils learnt about racism and how they can deal with it both in football and society. They were lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask questions to first team players Nicky Maynard and Tommy Smith who faced some challenging questions from the group.
The club have been strong supporters of the campaign since its formation in Wales in 2005 and this event marked its 6th season of hosting at the stadium - the highest number of events with clubs in Wales.
5 prize winners from the best asked questions won a SRtRC goodie bag and a pair of match tickets each for a Cardiff City game at the CCS.
Campaign Worker Jason Webber said: “Cardiff has been leading the way, not just in Wales but in the UK, in working with the campaign to highlight our key message that there is no place for racism both in football and society. Our 6th successive event with the club was another fantastic occasion with 150 young people leaving with smiles on their faces after hearing some important messages from their heroes Tommy and Nicky.
"SRtRC would like to thank CCFC for their continued support towards an issue that is still prevalent in society.”
Cardiff will be supporting the campaign during their Fortnight of Action prior to their game against Burnley FC on Sat 27th October.
SRtRC, in conjunction with the club have produced an anti-racism team poster which can be downloaded HERE
To view photos from the event click HERE
To view a video from the event courtesy of ITV Wales Click HERE
For a list of our up coming events click HERE