Show Bigotry the Red Card has continued to deliver its successful anti-sectarianism initiative to grassroots football teams this season, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government.
Building on previous success working with grassroots football teams across Scotland the education team, including the ex-professional footballers who work with the campaign, have visited various clubs to deliver a one hour interactive educational workshop highlighting the dangers of sectarianism and how we all have a role to play in safely challenging sectarianism. The workshop is followed by a one hour coaching session delivered by the campaigns ex-professional footballers promoting equality, respect and team work.
This initiative has been very well received by the young people and coaches we have engaged with and we are inundated with clubs keen to get involved and promote the anti-sectarianism message which showcases the value of this important initiative.
“Just a note to thank you and your team for a great evening, the initiative is very informative and Dee is very confident and positive in delivering the information in a language that the kids understand. There is a lot of information delivered in a relatively short space of time but it hits the mark. Also the coaching was first class.
“All in all I believe the kids (and the coaches!) enjoyed the experience and have all taken something from it.
“Can you please thank all your team on behalf of the club for delivering a very beneficial initiative to us.”
(Gerry Docherty, Coach, Dumbarton United FC)
If your club would like to get involved in this initiative please send an expression of interest to Amanda Peebles via firstname.lastname@example.org