Clubs in Wales united and took part in a Fortnight of Action in Wales by showing their support for SRtRC during the 12th-31st October 2012
This action formed part of SRTRC’s Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Fortnight of Action, October 15th-31st 2012, featuring action in 35 European countries. FARE is the UEFA sponsored European initiative against racism in football. SRTRC is a core member of the FARE network.
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.
During the 12th – 31st of October all major clubs in Wales came together to show their support for SRtRC during the annual Fortnight of Action’s (FOA).
*Above Rhyl & Conwy Borough stance of action prior to kick off.
32 match actions took place during this period involving 64 clubs across Wales. Around 1000 professional and semi-professional players warmed up in our newly designed Welsh campaign t-shirts as players and referees held up RED cards highlighting the message prior to the matches.
All clubs highlighted their actions on their website and social media streams along with their match day programs.
*Above - Wrexham FC player manager Andy Morell and the team warm up in the SRtRC t-shirts prior to their game against Lincoln City.
This season’s live action in the Welsh Premier League took place at Llanelli FC who hosted Port Talbot Town FC. The game was featured on S4C with both teams supporting the campaign before kick off. Prior to the match on Sgorio our Charity match at Newport Stadium was also featured with highlights from the match and Llanelli FC manager Andy Legg’s goal for the SRtRC legends XI.
The first ever joint action with SRtRC & Kick It Out took place at Cardiff City where teams wore jointly branded T-shirts along with the club mascots.
*Above - Cardiff City FC & Burnley captains along with mascots support SRtRC.
This year’s club events and FOA have once again been funded and supported by the Football Association of Wales; Andrew Howard who is also part of our Advisory Committee in Wales spoke of the importance of the FOA and the clubs impact on young people.
"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.”
This season we also provided the opportunity for community groups, clubs, youth clubs and schools to apply for grants for activities during the FOA.
We provided funding for 6 groups for activities from educational workshops, football tournament to music master classes.
The Fortnight of Action conluded with the first ever SRtRC Sporting Legends XI charity match against the FAW. A full report on the match can be found HERE
We would like to thank all the clubs and the Football Association of Wales for their support over the FOA.
You can view photos of the actions across Wales during the FOA at our Facebook FOA album by clicking HERE. Please support our page while you’re viewing the photos.
To get involved with actions next October visit our FOA page HERE.
Alternatively you can contact our Welsh Campaign Worker Jason Webber:
Tel: 02920 351 616