Young people from Liverpool and Sefton took part in an anti-racism event at Everton's Goodison Park
Young people from 20 primary schools in Liverpool and Sefton met with Everton player Seamus Coleman at
The event involved the young people taking part in an educational workshop which presented issues of racism and stereotyping, and the ways they can be tackled.
During the event, the schoolchildren viewed the Show Racism the Red Card film, which features representatives from across the game – including Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. The young people then had the great opportunity of posing questions to the panel about the difficult issue of racism, in both sport and society. The panel included Seamus Coleman, Everton Ladies midfielder Brooke Chaplen, Premier League referee Chris Foy, SRtRC patron Howard Gayle, former Everton player Alan Irvine, Everton CVS representative Robert Brennan and Henry Mooney from Everton in the Community. Awards were given to the young people with the best and most challenging questions.
Seamus Coleman said: “Events like this are so important to help young people understand the issue of racism and how they can deal with it. Learning about this from a young age can only help towards kicking racism out of football and society as a whole.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Everton has shown fantastic commitment to Show Racism the Red Card and the fight against racism, and their support has been invaluable.
“Our educational work with young people from
We would like to thank Robert Brennan from Sefton CVS and Sandra Tai from Liverpool Council for supporting the event.
Pictured above: Everton Ladies midfielder Brooke Chaplen and Everton player Seamus Coleman with three schoolchildren who participated in the event.