Our third event of the season in Wales saw our Welsh Campaign and education team visit Rodney Parade yet again this month, this time for an event with current top of the table Newport County FC
Newport County continue to support the Campaign and as a result many more young people have been educated about racism and its impact on society using County players and its manager as role models for the young people attending. The support from the clubs and its players are key for us to continue to have an impact on young people across Newport and Wales to eradicate racism once and for all.
Jason Webber - Campaign Worker
We continued spreading the anti racism message in Newport with this event kicking off a busy week in the area with the County players due to wear our t-shirts on the Saturday against Woking and our first ever Sporting Legends Charity match in Newport Stadium against the Football Association of Wales and their manager Chris Coleman who dusted off his boots for the occasion.
Leading the event in the morning session was former Welsh footballer Christian Roberts and education worker Chris Stokes.
80 pupils from St.Josepths RC Primary, Millbrook Primary and Lliswerry Primary attended the new home of Newport County who have moved to Rodney Parade with the Dragons rugby team.
The young people took part in discussions and activities about racism in society and sport, many pupils had some good questions for the education team and had a good understanding of the topic.
Again for this event the pupils had some pre event tasks in preparation for taking on the role of a newspaper reporter at the event, they had to research the topic of racism and come up with their title to their own newspaper.
The pupils took this even further by exploring how news articles are written and designed and came to the event with their very own specially designed reporters notebook.
After watching the SRtRC DVD the pupils had time to re assess the questions they had prepared and Campaign worker Jason Webber introduced a very special panel that included former Tottenham player and current Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh with first team players Ismail Yakubu, Aaron O Connor, Lee Minshull, Max Porter and David Pipe.
There were some really interesting questions and discussions that took place during the Question and Answer session and 3 prize winners received SRtRC goodie bags along with signed NCFC merchandise from manager Justin Edinburgh.
We would like to thank Newport County for hosting an event for the 5th year running and for their continued support to Show Racism the RED Card
The event was covered by the BBC and local newspaper the South Wales Argus.
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